High Notes, Vol 13 No 8, March 23 2012

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From the Principal

High Talent
Ivor Metcalf won the U18 110m hurdles at the Australian Junior Athletics championship in 13.92. He placed 2nd in the high jump at 2.06m. He was 5th in long jump at 6.69m. What a great performance again from Ivor! Tom Hughes (Year 11) has been awarded an AIS scholarship for Rugby League. Congratulations, Tom! Well done to Dexter Gordon (Year 9) who was runner-up in the Rostrum local final.

Thank you to Mr Hannon (organiser), the history staff (Ms Powell, Davis, Genias and Berger and Mr Devlin) and Ms May and Ms Grace from visual arts, for their running of the history excursion to Canberra. The event ran smoothly and the boys were excellently behaved.

Safety At School
At High we have always been socially and culturally diverse and we have celebrated our diversity. The more we talk and write about the right for everyone in our school community to be treated respectfully and to feel safe, the more we will raise awareness of the issue of safety and promote strategies to achieve a great sense of security amongst our boys. All students, from whatever race, creed or culture, with whatever disability or illness and of whatever sexual orientation, have basic rights of physical and psychological safety at school. We work hard to meet the needs of students with physical or mental health issues but do we acknowledge and try as hard to meet the needs of same-sex attracted, questioning or transgendered students? Last week a group comprising four senior staff members, a student and a parent representative, met to discuss this issue and to suggest what first steps High would take in response to the Proud Schools initiative.

The group agreed that three first steps might be effective. First, the School Prefects have agreed to be proactive in speaking to boys in the playground if they hear inappropriate language. They will tell them how their utterances may offend others and that they are unacceptable. Second, the school will conduct an audit of its PDHPE programs to ascertain whether they are meeting the needs of same sex attracted, questioning or transgendered students. Third, training for teachers was seen to be a vital first step in culture change at the school. In Term 3 on a School Staff Development day a session for staff to raise awareness would be programmed.

Local Schools, Local Decisions
Next Steps” is a NSW government “roadmap for change acknowledging that people working in our schools with their communities are best placed to make decisions about our students”. It has a website www.schools.nsw.edu.au/lsld to peruse. There are five fact sheets outlining what we know; where we are heading in the future; what has to happen to support where we are heading; what will happen next; and an indicative timeline. The factsheets are: managing resources, reducing red tape; making decisions; working locally; and staff in our schools. The policies and fact sheets can be viewed [by staff] at P:\Schoolwide Teaching and Learning\Planning\DET Planning Policy\LSLD. On the face of it the reform agenda looks powerful. We will await with interest the rollout of changes.

Trusts under SHSF Management
The Sydney High School Foundation is Trustee for funds held on the school’s behalf to be used for specific purposes. Movement in the Trust accounts for 2011 were: Ethel Killip Memorial Art Collection ($94.4k to $98.0k); Mitchell Seow Memorial Trust ($6,804 to $6,976); The Prizes Trust ($52.9k to $66.2k); and SBHS Scholarship Trust ($41.6k to $49.9k). A proportion of the interest from the investment of these funds (usually 25%) is paid to the school to help fund the purposes of the Trusts, the remainder is reinvested to grow the Trusts. The Sydney High Foundation provides an ongoing financial service to the school at no cost and I want to acknowledge how beneficial the relationship is, with over $221,200 under management.

Financial support for our projects
Thank you to the parents who donated $112,843 to our projects during 2011. The tax deductible contributions to the Australian Sport Foundation for equipment, facilities and sports development were very much appreciated by the Supporters Groups administering the activities and the boys who benefitted from them. If you would like to get behind a project for your sport or activity, go to www.sydneyboyshigh.com/sport/sports-donations.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Careers News

It is important that parents and students have access to the latest careers news and information. The Careers News section of the Student Portal and of the Parents Portal is updated daily with this latest information.

Visit the Careers News section to read the latest information about:

  • Guest speakers
  • Bonus point schemes
  • Overseas education opportunities
  • UMAT
  • University admission
  • University information days
  • University-school enrichment programs
  • Work Placement information And much more.

Log into the Student or Parent Portal by clicking the Intranet Login link on the Sydney Boys High School website. Please see the Careers Adviser if you have any further questions.
Mr Cipolla

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From the Office

Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave

When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required. Alternatively you may contact the school by phone on 9361 6910 and dial “4” for the absentee line.

If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Mr Barris, Mr Dowdell or Mr Prorellis before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by a parent or guardian with the name, date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.


If you require leave for your son please, apply in writing and address your application to the Principal, Dr Jaggar, stating the reason and length of time of the leave. Your son must then present this application to Dr Jaggar for permission for the leave. Please remember to apply before the leave and not after.

The Principal must approve all leave applications.

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‘English In Year 11’ – Information Evening

The English staff at Sydney High would like to invite parents of Year 11 students to an English information evening on Tuesday 27th March at 6.30 pm in the Drama Studio (Rm 204). The focus for the evening will be on providing an overview of Preliminary English Courses and assessment to assist students in making a successful transition into Year 12.
Marina Trompetter
Head Teacher English

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Die Deutsche Frage Im März - Die Antwort

Und die neue Frage!
By Friday recess the answer had been found by Stratton Vakirtzis (Yr 8). It was, of course, “Aschenputtel” (or Cinderella for those not quite au fait with their Grimm’s Fairy Tales).” Blut – im Schuh” as the stepsisters tried on the slipper, and the doves, who warned the prince.

Die neue Frage: Knut, Paul und …?
Frau St Leon

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Free 'Research Skills for HSC students' Program

at the State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW is offering free "Research Skills for HSC Students" programs. This free program, which includes an orientation tour, is designed to give students strategies for making the most of our collections. It covers searching the Catalogue for books and other material as well as finding articles in journals and newspapers through electronic resources.

The program can be adapted for subjects such as English, History and Society and Culture.

Make a booking by contacting us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or leave a message on 9273 1693

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Sports Donations

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

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From the Canteen

Thanks to our volunteers last week. A special thank you to Sampson and Gai for running the canteen last Friday.

MONDAY: Carol Davis, Qian (Kathy) Wang, Angela Pak
TUESDAY: Elsa Li, Ying Y Xiao, Yan Y Wu, Xiao Yun Cao (Amy)
WEDNESDAY: Jim O'Sullivan, Penny Chan , Jenny Loh, Jean Li,
THURSDAY: Alana Liang, Stamatina Farrugia, Bernadette Snow
FRIDAY: Louise Warren, Linda Perris, Shilpa Punekar
The Canteen Team

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SBHS Debating

Dear High Debating Parent,

Recently you would have received an invoice for the co-payment for your son to participate in the School’s Debating program this season. Please make this payment to the School office as soon as possible. The debating co-payments are scaled to represent the coach to student ratio which intensifies as the students get older.

SBHS provides an outstanding program of sport and other co-curricular activities such as music and debating. As a GPS School, High offers our boys opportunities to participate in programs that are unmatched in any other public school in Australia and even in most private schools, where the fees are many times those at SBHS. Moreover, our programs are structured to fit with the academic focus of our students.

As a result, High produces outstanding scholar-sportsmen equipped not only for academic success but with the broader skills and attributes to succeed in their careers and their lives. Debating, for example, is an activity which develops the skills of speaking publically, critical thinking and logical argument. These skills are essential for success in most (if not all) future careers your son may aspire to.

We have an extremely successful record in debating at High, but in recent years we have noticed a range of our competitor schools have been able to pour resources into their programs, resources that, as a Public School, we simply do not have. If we are to remain one of the best debating schools in NSW it is essential that we get financial support from parents.

The School makes a substantial contribution to the cost of providing its fifteen co-curricular programs but is unable to cover the full cost from the relatively low annual contributions it invoices to parents at the beginning of each year. To help provide adequate coaching and facilities, the School Council, supported by the P&C Association, has requested that the School also charge a co-payment per boy for each co-curricular activity.

For Debating, the School pays for 18 high quality coaches who have or are currently debating at Inter-University Level and the cost of the MIC – so that she can be released from timetable commitments to organise the program and for limited release time for other members of staff to escort students to debates. Other costs are membership fees for three private and one public competition, regular opportunities for boys to attend additional coaching or debating tournaments at University, social debates with other schools and additional competitions such as UNYA

Unlike most other co-curricular activities at High debating runs for three terms. In addition, unlike many competitor schools, we have a very inclusive program which means we endeavour to give as many students the opportunity to debate in competitions as we can. Even after GPS selections have been made we continue to provide high quality coaching and debating opportunities for those boys who have been unsuccessful in this selection process or didn’t want to try out for this competition.

If you have any queries about the need for the co-payment, please contact me on 93616910 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
Rachel Powell
MIC Debating

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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Music Notes

Encore Concert

Congratulations to Ennes Mehmedbasic for his outstanding performance at Encore Concert last Monday evening held at the Sydney Opera House. Twenty students were selected across NSW from over 6000 music candidates to perform at this prestigious event. It was wonderful to have 50 of our elective music students come to support Ennes; well done on this excellent achievement; wow!!!

Music Performance Program

Students in the Music Performance Program, ALL Music Ensembles are now up and running, please ensure that you are attending the appropriate Ensembles as 80% attendance to rehearsals is required for Award Scheme points.

The 2012 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals
7.45am unless stated otherwise
Concert Band
Room 201
Chamber Choir
Room 201
Junior Stage Band
Room 201
Senior String Ensemble
Room 101
Symphony Orchestra
Room 201
  Senior  Stage Band
Room 101
  Intermediate  Stage Band
Room 101
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Saxophone Ensemble
Room 201 8:45am
  Training Concert Band
Room 202
Terms 2, 3, 4
  Philharmonic Orchestra
Room 208
  Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4
String Ensemble
Room 208
  Woodwind Ensemble
Room 202
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
  Marching Band
TERM  1 & 4
3.30 - 4.30pm
    Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
    Percussion Ensemble
Room 201

The Marching Band will be playing in the Sydney City March on ANZAC Day in 2012.

Anzac Day Marching Band Holiday Rehearsals

Marching Band holiday rehearsal will held in the 2nd week of the holidays on Thursday 19th April 2012 from 10am-1pm with a break in between. ALL students in the Intermediate and Senior Concert Band are required to attend. Please let the Music Staff know if there are any concerns.

Annual Music Camp

The Annual Music Camp will be held at The Tops Conference Centre, Stanwell Tops this year from Monday-Wednesday (28th - 30th May 2012). We invite ALL students in the Music Performance Program to attend the 3-day camp. Music Staff and instrumental tutors will rehearse new repertoire that will be performed at the Camp Concert upon return to school Wednesday afternoon. Please collect a note from the Music Staff if you have not yet received one and make payments to the Main Office.

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Sydney High School Cadet Unit

Live Fire Shoot

A detachment of senior cadets with Second Lieutenant Anthony Ho in charge, are off to Holsworthy this weekend to participate in a live fire shoot with the Army’s current service rifle , the Austeyr F88.

Other school and community based cadets from the Sydney and South area will shooting alongside

In addition to shooting our cadets will join members of Hurlstone Agricultural High School Cadet Unit in several short field exercises.

The Austeyr F88 rifle is the standard rifle carried by soldiers on the Australian Army and also used by the Royal Australian Navy, ground elements of the Royal Australian Air Force as well as New Zealand forces.

Firing the 5.56mm NATO cartridge, the F88 is equipped with optical sights and a 30 round magazine.

F88 shoots are always popular with cadets; before shooting the F88, cadets are required to undergo safety and handling training with the rifle.

New Uniforms

Fifteen Phase One recruits have been issued with their cadet uniforms this week. Over the next 2 weeks the balance of our new recruits will receive their uniforms. You will notice our new uniformed members moving about the School on Tuesdays.

Cadet Vacancies

Some further vacancies are available in the cadet unit for boys aged at least 12 years and six months.

This minimum age is set by the Cadet Force Regulations of the Defence Act and not something the Unit or School can change.

Currently, we have seven boys under age in “holding pattern” awaiting cadet enrolment.

Applicants will find the new enrolment programme has been streamlined and most will not require an outside medical examination.

Extracurricular Activities Clash

MICs, convenors and organisers are reminded that Tuesday afternoons in term are home training parades for cadets at High.

In organising the cadet unit training programme unit staff go to great lengths to avoid clashes with sporting and other extra-curricular activities for our boys.

We ask others to remember that Tuesday afternoons are cadet afternoons and to refrain from scheduling competing activities for our cadets.

We are told that Tuesday afternoons have been cadet afternoons since 1883 - seems like plenty of notice.

Students at High are under enough pressure; we ask that our volunteer cadets be allowed to participate in the leadership programme of their choice without being threatened by passionate promoters of pet programmes

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Sydney Boys High School Tennis

High vs St Joesph’s

  1st Grade Result 2nd Grade Result
D1 1 + 2 W 6-2 6-1 1 + 6 L 5-7 5-7
D2 3 + 4 W 6-0 6-2 2 + 3 L 1-6 2-6
D3 5 + 6 L 2-6 2-6 4 + 5 L 1-6 3-6
S1 Brian Tran D 1-0 unfinished James Chan D 6-4 3-1 unfinished
S2 Patrick Rynsaardt D 0-1 unfinished Yuan Shi D 2-3 unfinished
S3 Frank Zhang D 2-1 unfinished Ian Li D 6-7 unfinished
S4 Lachlan Day DNP James Chee D 6-2 6-6 unfinished
S5 Adam Smagarinsky D 1-3 unfinished Denny Dien L 0-6 1-6
S6 Josh Sangeuza DNP Eddy Wang DNP

1st Grade

After a week off due to the Head of the River, High headed out to Joeys in the final rubber of the season. A lot was at stake on the weekend, with Shore, Grammar and Scots closely on our tails, with all three schools within 3.5 matches behind us. There was also the opportunity for us to make sure Joeys got the wooden spoon. The rubber was once again under threat with storm clouds looming dangerously, but after the courts were dried following the morning shower, the rubber was able to commence on time. Number 1 doubles, Brian and Patrick got us a positive 1-0 start with a dominant doubles display, winning 6-2 6-1. Number 2 doubles, Frank and Lachlan continued their sensation form in doubles with a comfortable, 6-0 6-2 win. Unfortunately number 3 doubles, Adam and Josh weren’t able to complete the clean sweep in the doubles, going down 2-6 2-6. In the singles, Brian, Patrick, Frank and Adam quickly took to the court searching for quick matches to get the valuable points in the rubber. However, a heavy passing shower affected play early in all matches. After an hour and a half rain delay, the boys were looking forward to getting back on the court when a controversial decision was made by the Joeys coaches that the courts were too wet even though it was evident that the courts were dry. The rubber was once again abandoned as a result of the total playing time on court being less than 3 hours. The final result, High finishing the season on a positive note despite the remaining matches, 6.5 matches to 5.5 matches. Luckily for us, the other rubbers between the other schools went our way with High remaining in 4th place to finish the season with 32.5 matches. With the season finished, a special mention must go to all those involved, MIC of Tennis Mr Wright, Head Coach David Deep, TJ and Josh Tassell.
Frank Zhang

2nd Grade

Last Saturday our team faced St Joseph’s College in a bottom of the table clash. To avoid finishing last overall we needed to win 10-2. In our No 2 and 3 doubles we found ourselves on the back foot due to a lack of experience and mediocre volleying. This caused us to lose both matches in quick succession 1-6 2-6 and 1-6 3-6. In our No 1 doubles James Chan teamed up with debutant Eddy in a close match that we were unlucky not to win, the final score being 5-7 5-7. The singles matches that followed were interrupted by rain, disappointing as we had several of those matches under control. James Chan was 3 games away from taking out the match, and No 4 James Chee a tiebreaker. The final score read 9.5-2.5 in favour of Joeys, leaving us at the bottom of the ladder at the conclusion of the 2012 season. Next season we will retain most of our players, which will hopefully help us to improve on this season’s result.
James Chan

End of Season Tennis Barbeque

Following the 2nd grade rubber at High against Joeys, tennis players from all different Year groups attended the end of season tennis barbeque which was held for the first time ever. There was a great turnout of players and parents who turned up for a fun night of tennis games. The night was a huge success with wide range of games on offer, such as beat the 1st grader, beat the pro who was Catherine Barclay, and also the speed serve. It was great to see all the tennis players from all Years having a good time. Special thanks to everyone who made the night possible.

For more information and the latest news on Tennis at High, check out our new website at http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/ 

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In The Swim

Qualifying, GPS Carnival 4, St Ignatius’ College

The GPS Swimming season is drawing to a close with our last chance to impress for CIS representation this Friday at SOPAC. As usual, High did not take the meet at Riverview’s Gartlan Centre light-heartedly. This week our MIC wants particularly to thank the Division Swimmers and their parents for their efforts. Some of these boys turn up for one or two swims. Special mention must go to Serag Saleh Year 11 who had the outstanding sportsmanship to fill in gaps in our depleted 17 year old age group. Daniel Wei turned up sick to represent this group last week – huge thanks. Andrew Fong has filled reliably for the 18s. Thanks also to Ming Chin who gave up another activity temporarily to help out. Thanks to Corey Won (12), Jake Davis (15), James Tinker (14) (who is more of a fixture) Michael Jun (15) also and Cameron Ma (12) for filling gaps.

Despite the fact that last week’s carnival did not count towards the overall point score, High swimmers put in an Olympic effort. Some of the best performances from our team are as follows:

  • Kazuo Nakamura (14) – 1st in 50m Freestyle Ch’ship. : 27.97
  • Leonard Mah (15) – 1st in 50m Freestyle Ch’ship. : 26.91 1st in 50m Breastroke Ch’ship. : 34.40
  • Eugene Lee (16) – 1st in 50m Freestyle Ch’ship. : 26.79
  • Michael Sawang (15) – 1st in 50m Backstroke Ch’ship. : 31.54

And all swimmers who placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in their age division and championship races. Unfortunately, despite our fantastic efforts and excellent results, High is unable to take out any of the three GPS Swimming titles. However, we are still proving to be a team to be taken seriously, with the following point score placements:

  • 6th in the Junior division.
  • 4th in the Intermediate division.
  • 8th in the Senior division

James Chee
Year 8

MIC Footnote

Boys need to let Mrs Crothers know if they can’t come and have been included in the Program on the R Drive on Wednesdays. Last minute changes have to reach Mrs Crothers before 6pm so she can notify convenors at the pool before races begin. There are to be no surprises stepping onto the blocks.

Boys who received new caps please pay Mrs Crothers $4.50 at GPS this week. Boys without caps can purchase them from the High Store.

Mrs Crothers efforts are improving at giving our reliable fillers in and Division Swimmers more swims. Apologies to anyone she has neglected or offended while learning how Swimming worked.

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

Year 7 House Competition

Congratulations to 7R who were successful in the Year 7 house Oz Tag competition.

Training Begins

Rugby training begins on Monday 26th of March after school at Moore Park West. The rugby training schedule for the athletics season will be as follows:

  Mondays Wednesday Thursdays Saturdays
Seniors (10-12) Sprints 3.30-4.15
Skills 4.15-5.00pm MPW
Sprints/Athletics training 1.00-3.00pm ES Marks Rugby Training 3.20 – 5.00pm MPW Athletics carnival (If applicable)
Juniors (7-9) Sprints 3.30-4.15
Skills 4.15-5.00pm MPW
Rugby Training 3.20 – 5.00pm MPW Sprints/Athletics training 1.00-3.00pm ES Marks Athletics carnival (If applicable)

I look forward to seeing everyone at training on Monday
Mr Barris

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High VS Joeys

High v Joeys 2011 Round 1 Term 4

1st WIN 91-68 C.MOLLER broke the school stat productivity record with +45
2nd LOSS 64-53 T.LI 15
3rd WIN 29-28 J.ZHOU 11
4th WIN 38-13 N.OOI 12
5th WIN 52-12 J.PALLANDI 18
6th WIN 39-8 A.NG 13
8TH WIN 5050-10 R.MAHAJAN 11
16A WIN 30-28 C.SHI 10
16B LOSS 31-29 B.TRUONG 13
16E WIN 46-2 A.CHEUNG 14
15A LOSS 35-31 A.SO 11, A.NADIR 8
15B LOSS 18-21 K.LIANG 9
15C LOSS 31-38 C.CHEN 11
15E WIN 29-18 T.JIANG 16
15F WIN 52-18 G.HE 18
14A LOSS 33-30 B.LI 10
14B LOSS 45-34 G.YUAN 10
14C WIN 18-14 L.TAO, A.CHEN 6
14D LOSS 3131-18 P.DANG,M.YU 6

High vs Joeys 2011 Term 4 (This time)

1st WIN 89-36 C.MOLLER 25
2nd LOSS 58-52 N.SUTTON 12
3rd LOSS 32-39 J.ZHOU 12
4th WIN 40-27 L.FANG 12
16A WIN 53-40 B.CHEN 38!!!!
14A WIN 36-28 JASON HONG 12 !
14B WIN 28-26 A.MCCAFFREY 11
14C WIN 39-28 A.CHEN 8
14E WIN 30-20 J.WANG 10

1st Grade Table

  Played Won Lost For Against Points Difference
High 14 13 1 1121 716 27 +405
Scots 14 13 1 1110 731 27 +379
Newington 14 8 6 907 662 22 +245
Shore 14 7 7 855 804 21 +51
St. Ignatius' 14 6 8 977 923 20 +54
St. Joseph's 14 6 8 926 965 20 -39
Grammar 14 3 11 714 973 17 -259
Kings 14 0 14 454 1290 14 -836

High's dominant win over Joeys in the final game of the season meant that we are co premiers, the first time in the school's history we have gone back to back in the GPS!

2011-2012 Achievements

GPS Premiers (Back to Back)
CHS Champions
NSW All School Champions
Australian All Schools Champions (Back to back!!)
Raschke Cup Champions (3 in a row!)

The Editor's Experience by Chris Chiam

As has been the tradition of past Shootin’ Hoops editors, for my last edition I get to reflect on my experiences in the Basketball program. In Year 7, my summer sports days were likely to be filled by "sport development" at the Bat and Ball every week, when Mr Hayman asked if I would be interested in becoming a statistician for our first and second grade teams. Back then my interest and knowledge of basketball went little further than knowing that you scored by getting it in the hoop, but none the less I took up the offer as a way of staying involved in the school. I have to say, that was one of the best decisions I've made during my time at High. Over the years as a statistician, and later on as the editor of this column also, I've become a keen fan of basketball but also gained some great memories; games won with last second shots, the thrill of games going into overtime and watching with awe the ability of our first and second grade sides. The one thing I've learnt, and the message I'd like to pass on to all High boys is this: however you can, become involved with the school in as many ways possible. Whilst my involvement in the basketball program was rather unorthodox, I have no regrets and can honestly say that my commitment to the program was much more rewarding than not participating at all each week. I urge everyone to somehow become involved, whether as a player, supporter or scorer, and maintain the proud tradition of High basketball of playing hard, playing smart and playing together!

~ Go High Basketball!
~ Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!
~ Don’t forget to visit the NEW Sydney High Basketball Website!
~ Brought to you by the editor Chris Chiam
~ Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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SJC Invitational Athletics

St Joseph's College
Blacktown Athletics Park
24 March 2012

Start Time:  Event:  Age group:    Start Time:  Event:  Age group: 
8.30a.m 3000m  Opens   8.30a.m SHOT Opens
          LONG JUMP 17 years
        8.45am LONG JUMP OPEN
          HIGH JUMP 13 years
          HIGH JUMP 14 years
8.50a.m HURDLES 13s - Opens         
9.30a.m 800m 13s - Opens    9.30a.m SHOT 16 years
          SHOT 17 years
        9.45am LONG JUMP 13 years
          LONG JUMP 14 years
10.10a.m 200m 13s - Opens         
        10.15am HIGH JUMP 15 years
          HIGH JUMP 16 years
        10.30am SHOT 14 years
          SHOT 15 years
10.50a.m 1500m  13s - Opens         
        11.15am LONG JUMP 15 years
          LONG JUMP 16 years
          HIGH JUMP 17 years
          HIGH JUMP Opens
11.20a.m 100m 13s - Opens         
        11.30am SHOT 13 years
11.50am 400m  13s - Opens         
12.20pm 4 x 100m relays  13s - Opens         
  • Championship heat to be run first
  • Unlimited entries from each school for track events
  • 4 jumps / throws for every athlete
  • Maximum of 5 athletes from each school for field events

Blacktown International Sportspark
Eastern Road,
Rooty Hill, NSW 2766

Doonside is the nearest train station & it is a short 15 minute walk to the track

Lane Draw

School Lanes
SJC 1 & 5
SGS 2 & 6
SHS 3 & 7
NC 4 & 8
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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  


Make sure you arrange a time for your son to attend the office THIS WEEK to pick up your family’s tickets.

REMEMBER that you SAVE when you buy from the office: $20 per head against $25 on the night

Big Night Out Volunteers

Any parents interested in helping in any way with preparations or setup on the day of the Big Night Out can email the P&C’s BNO Co-ordinator Nan Chen at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Upcoming Parking Events

Please find listed below the upcoming parking events. Parents are reminded of the importance of supporting their sons’ co-curricular activities through these valuable fund-raising activities. New parents are particularly welcome and no experience is necessary. Parking is a great opportunity to meet with other parents and keep up to date with school life.

Please make sure you check with your son’s co-curricular group parking co-ordinator to confirm the exact start and finish times for particular events.

Saturday 24 March 3:35pm – Waratahs v Sharks (Debating)
Sunday 25 March 4:00pm – Sydney FC v Newcastle Jets (Rowing)
Saturday 31 March 7:30pm – Sydney Roosters v NZ Warriors (School)

Upcoming Meetings & Events

Rugby Committee Meeting: Staff Common Room – 6:00pm, Wednesday 28 March.
SBHS Big Night Out: Great Hall and Courtyard – 5:00pm, Sunday 1 April.

Ian Sweeting

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SBHS Theatresports

27 March 2012
The Great Hall

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Big Night Out 2012

Sydney Boys High School P&C presents

Big Night Out
Sunday 1 April 2012
5:00pm Start

Com join in this annual school family event. Stalls will be serving a variety of multicultural food while you enjoy entertainment in and around the Great Hall and Courtyard... bring your whole family for a relaxed night of food and fun.

Tickets: presale at General Office $20 or $25 on the night
Includes: 3 courses and entertainment
BYO, or purchase at the soft drink stall or Bar

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