High Notes, Vol 14 No 24, August 09 2013

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Kushaal Vyas who was runner-up in the national Rostrum Voice of Youth Public Speaking Competition. Great writing test results were achieved in ICAS by Year 9 boys James Goh and Vishal Karnamadakala who were equal top score for NSW and ACT, earning a UNSW medal. Well done to Flidon Wang who placed 3rd in the U16 single scull at the JB Sharp Regatta. Steve Comninos and Ray Fang finished second in the 45km Head of the Hunter marathon rowing event. Shawn Noronha competed in a single scull! $400 was raised for the Cancer Council. Great job, boys!  At this year’s NSW Schools Spectacular, Oliver Kirk (Year 12) will be a featured artist – a notable achievement. Congratulations to Harry Park who was selected in the NSW All Schools U15Volleyball team.

Hume Barbour debating success
Our PDC Hume Barbour debating team successfully defended the proposition- ’that we should end the Northern Territory intervention’- in the final of the competition against Penrith High School. Our boys won narrowly in a unanimous decision against a quality team with two stand-out debaters. The winning team was: Wilber Koslowski (first), Kushaal Vyas (2nd), Connor Robinson (3rd) and Albert Chau (4th). High has now won the trophy 25 times since the competition began in 1930.

Rugby Rule Change
Parents of boys who are U14 should be aware that the AAGPS Committee has agreed that if they weigh 50kgs or less, they are permitted to play 13s rugby. Consequently, if your son is smallish but keen on his rugby, there is a safer alternative for him to learn the game by playing down next year.

DEC Student Feedback survey
High has been selected to participate in a Department of Education and Communities pilot of the Tell Them From Me student survey. The survey aims to help improve student learning outcomes and measures factors that are known to affect academic achievement and other student outcomes. The focus of the NSW pilot project is on student wellbeing, engagement and effective teaching practices.

More information about the survey is available at:   http://www.cese.nsw.gov.au/surveys/ttfm-parents

The survey will provide our school with valuable and quick feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help improve how they do things at school. An information sheet and consent form about the survey is included in this edition of High Notes. If you do not want your child or children to participate, please return the form to school by Friday 16th August. If you are happy for your son to complete the survey, please do not complete the consent form.

I want to assure you that the survey is anonymous and students cannot be identified by their responses. The survey is conducted online and will take around 30 minutes to complete. It will be online between 19 August and 6 September. Two Award Scheme points will be credited to all boys who successfully complete the survey.  I urge students to have their say about many aspects of school life, using this professional, anonymous survey instrument.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Tell Them From Me Survey

Information for Parents

July 2013

Dear Parents and Carers

Our school is taking part in a pilot of the Tell Them From Me student feedback survey. The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our students think about school life, how engaged they are with school and the different ways that teachers interact with them. Schools in Australia and around the world have used the Tell Them From Me survey to help improve how they do things.

The survey is completed on-line and will be run by an independent research company, The Learning Bar, which specialises in school-based surveys.

The survey is anonymous to protect students’ privacy. Students will be provided with a secure log-in and password. The school will not see the responses from individual students. The survey takes around 30 minutes to complete and will be administered by the school during normal school hours./p>

AAs well as schools getting student feedback, the Department of Education and Communities, through the Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE), will run a research project to look at state-wide patterns of student wellbeing, engagement and effective teaching practices. The research will look at how these things impact on student outcomes, including academic performance. Individual students or schools will not be identified, and all information will be handled in accordance with the requirements of relevant privacy legislation.

This research will help schools in New South Wales to better understand how to improve student wellbeing and engagement. It will also help teachers and principals discuss what works to improve student outcomes./p>

PParticipating in the survey is entirely voluntary. Your child/children will not take part if either you or your child/children disagree.

If you do not want your child/children to take part in the survey, please complete the attached form by Friday 16th August.

More information about the survey and the research is available at the Frequently Asked Questions page of the CESE website: http://www.cese.nsw.gov.au/surveys/ttfm-parents

Dr K A Jaggar
Sydney Boys High School

Dr Jenny Donovan
General Manager
Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation         

Student Feedback Survey

The Tell Them From Me student survey opt-out form is available
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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SBHS Debating

Congratulations to the Year 12 PDC Team who won the Year 12 PDC Competition today and thus allow us to have the Hume Barbour trophy at SBHS for the 25th year since the competition began in 1930.  A massive thank you is in order for Dominic Bowes who has coached this team to success this year. I have produced a display of photos outside the History staff room for anyone who was unable to come and see this prestigious event.

Last Friday was an eventful night with King’s forfeiting Juniors at 5.30, but our boys were able to debate socially and get feedback from GPS adjudicators anyway. In the Seniors our Thirds were unsuccessful, but the Seconds and Firsts won their debates on the topic  " That we should re-elect the Federal Government ". It was good to see Juniors watching the Seniors as this is beneficial for Seniors (who get a big audience) and for Juniors (who get to watch Seniors debate).

This week we are at home to Shore and next week we are away at Riverview.

A huge thank you to Eden Freiberg who bought a whole new set of crockery for the DSG. The Jamie Oliver platters will add flair to our debating suppers which are already looking so wonderful this season.

We have an important change of date to announce for the Debating Dinner which will now be at 6pm on Sunday 8th September.  I do hope this does not adversely affect anyone.

Please remember if you have not signed up for the debating email yet you can do so by sending me an email with your son’s name and Year group to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

There are only 5 weeks left in the debating season to go so probably only 6 more emails left to receive in 2013.
Rachel Powell
Debating MIC

Debating this week saw some extremely phenomenal and encouraging results.

Starting from the Friday debates against King’s, unfortunately our 3rds lost a narrow debate on “That we should re-elect the Federal Government”. However, on the same topic our 1sts and 2nds saw some success. Our 2nds continued their undefeated run with an interesting interpretation of the topic, arguing that we should hold an election now rather than later.

After a disappointing and extremely unlucky debate against Scots last week, our 1st Grade side won a close debate with all 3 speakers producing a nuanced and complex case. A major thank you to all the boys, particular the juniors who stayed back to watch the 1sts. This is extremely encouraging, not only for the 1st grade debaters but also a great experience for junior debaters to hone their skills. Some of the best debaters at High made it a point to watch seniors debate and it has done wonders for them.

On an even more ecstatic note, our Year 12 PDC debating team consisting of Wilber Koslowski, Khushaal Vyas, Connor Robinson and Albert Chau won the Hume Barbour Debating Competition on Monday at the University of Sydney against a strong Penrith High School team. This team has been working extremely hard for this and ultimately saw it pay off meaning the lovely trophy will adorn our school for another consecutive year! A huge thank you to Ms Powell and Ms Rigby is in order for driving the boys to various parts of Sydney for their debates in this competition. A big thank you to the 40 boys from High who turned up to support our Year 12 debaters and I trust it would have been a great experience had by all.

This week we are up against Shore and we wish all Year groups the best for this upcoming fixture!

Tip of the week: SBHS has honed the talents of some of the best speakers in the GPS. It would be a shame if junior debaters missed the opportunity to watch our seniors speak. It provides a great learning experience and a tip that will surely transform you into even better speakers than you already are!
Khushaal Vyas
Debating Prefect

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Public Speaking Update

Sydney Boys High students continue to impress the wider community with their intelligent and articulate speeches that they have been giving at various public speaking competitions. Last term both Khushaal Vyas (Year 12) and Andrew McNaughton (Year 9) spoke at State Parliament House in the finals for Rostrum Voice of the Youth. Khushaal won the State final and represented both High and NSW in Canberra where he was named runner-up.

A special mention must also go to Lokesh Sharma (Year 11), who is to be congratulated for his fine efforts in public speaking so far this year. Lokesh was both a regional finalist in the Rostrum Public Speaking competition and runner-up in the Beyond Blue competition, also held last term.

Finally, Vishal Karnamadakala (Year 9) has made it through to the regional finals in the Legacy Junior competition. We wish him all the best for when he speaks next Monday 12th August.
Mr E Higgins
Public Speaking Coordinator

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From the Andrews Junior Library

Conversely over the past 10 years as digitisation has changed the focus of our 2 libraries towards managing online resources, the donations of Old Boys in particular, our staff and our parents, have kept enriching our book collection. 

With very limited space in the Senior Library for books as well as 120 boys, the Junior Library has taken on the role of book repository to some extent and contains many reference books also suitable for senior students.  Our 2 Libraries run on one database and with the physical separation of the Libraries, the use on online search via Library Enquiry from your School Portal at home and in remote classrooms on your laptops, enables students and staff to locate resources.  These resources will include web pages vetted by the DET, Links for Learning which are online teaching resources and referrals to the broadcast materials (documentaries) faculty staff are capturing on the W Drive as well as the book collections of both Libraries.

Last week I mentioned the valuable Babic Collection just donated to the 2 Libraries and this week I thought I would show you a snapshot of these lovely popular non-fiction resources we are adding to our libraries as a result of this donation.  We are very grateful to Greg Babic.
Mrs V Crothers

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SBHS ‘Bring Your Own Device’ Program

In 2014 students in Year 9 will be requested to bring their own computing device to school every day.

This Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program replaces the Digital Education Revolution scheme that has ended.

What is BYOD?

Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, is a technological trend in education and in the corporate world.

BYOD recognises that technology and choices about technology are very much personal.

BYOD acknowledges technology in education means more than meeting specific curriculum requirements.

BYOD is designed to give you, as students and families, freedom to make technology choices that suit you and all your circumstances.

How will it work?

In 2014 students in Year 9 will be expected to bring their own computing device to school every day.

We will be making recommendations later this year as to the model of device you may choose to bring.

Or you can bring something of your own choosing that meets our Device Specification.

There is also some software that you have must on the device. In most cases there are free options for software.

You will be required to sign a User Charter that sets out how the device can be used at school.

A member of the school staff, the Bring Your Own Device Service Officer, will be available to answer questions and to give assistance.

However, the school does not manage, support, own or warranty the device - it's your device.

Find out more

A letter has been sent to families of Year 8 students to launch the Bring Your Own Device program.

Visit the Sydney Boys High School BYOD Program Portal to learn about device and software requirements, view the policy drafts and see answers to common parental concerns:


You can send questions, comments and feedback to:

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Music Notes

The HSC music performance trials were held over two days this week with the seniors preparing for their performance exams. This was a great opportunity for the boys to gain more performance experience and conquer their nerves. The students performed at a high standard and are continuing to work diligently. Well Done!

Reminder to all HSC music boys to start refining your music compositions!

Composition Recording dates: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th of August (compositions are to be completed and a final copy is to be handed in to Ms Miller (very latest) Friday 9th of August as performers and ensembles need time to practise).

|To all boys who store their instruments in the music storage room: please place your instruments under the correct labels and make sure you close the door for security purposes.

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). 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 2013 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals
stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Room 201
Chamber Choir  
Room 201
Junior Stage Band  
Room 101
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
  Junior String Ensemble
Room 208
Afternoon rehearsals
Start @ 3.30pm
  Marching Band
TERM  1 & 4
3.30 - 4.30pm
    Jazz Ensemble
Room 201
    Percussion Ensemble
Room 201
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“Sleeping Rough” for World Vision

On Wednesday 7th August ten boys stayed overnight at school, giving up food, water and a comfortable night’s rest, for their 40 Hour Famine. The boys, who are part of a social justice group at the school, endeavoured to push the parameters of 40 Hour Famine, not only to raise awareness within the school community but to provide a platform that is different from typical campaigns for the famine.

After weeks of planning and campaigning and expressions of interest from media, the boys were finally ready to give up all food, water and usual shelter, for 12 hours. Despite the program not being for the full 40 hours, it gave students, drawn from Years 9 to 11, a new and challenging method of raising funds for impoverished children in developing countries. These boys avoided the temptations to break their fast, finding affinity with students who fast for Ramadan, and an understanding of how difficult it is.

The picturesque city skyline viewed from the school and the beautiful courtyard inside gave some relief to the boys as they prepared for a night on gym mats under the night sky. When the rain kicked in, eyebrows were raised and hope was almost lost, but enough shelter was found under the arches of the walkway and the event kicked on, watched over by Ms Ayre and then Mr Phillipson.

At about 11:30 after all the video-logging and professional photos were taken, the temperature dropped. We consequently cuddled-up, and wrapped ourselves in anticipation of the coming morning. As the sun broke, we awoke to a distinctive American accent (Mr Phillipson). The sunrise gave some relief with promise of food, and we knew that whether we had raised $50 or $500 we had made a difference.

We hope that our overnight event will encourage other students at the school to take part in the 40 Hour Famine at home during the weekend 16th to 18th August.
Tushaar Garg Yr11

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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit

Please check out the updated Rugby website where all information on Rugby is located.  http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/rugby/

High vs Newington

The third GPS game consolidated the results of the previous weeks. All A teams won and all opens teams had victories. The 13As celebrated their first appearance on McKay 1 with a great display of the High Way of Rugby to record another victory.

Team of the week – 1st XV – A measured performance to get their first win of the year

Play of the week – 13As forward pack who used a first XV lineout move to perfection

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Upcoming fixtures

10th of August – Shore (A)
17th of August – Joeys (A)
24th of August – Shore (H)
31st of August – Grammar (H)

Mr G Barris
MIC Rugby

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From Basketball

Yao Ming’s former coach’s visiting Sydney
SHS VS Shang Hai DSS

During the holidays Li Zhang-Min (Ex-NBA Star Yao Ming’s former coach) visited Sydney with his two Chinese youth Basketball teams from Shanghai Xu Hui District Sports School.

A Sydney Boys team was made up with 16 enthusiastic players. They formed this team by themselves for the love of this sport.  These team members included Sydney Boys High future stars; Byron Chen, Li Fang Chen, Daniel Wang, Carl Wang, Andrew Li, Jeffrey Zheng and Kurt Wang. The team played well, cooperatively and with strong team spirit.  After the game Kurt Wang stated that “This has one of the most memorable experiences for us all.”

I believe it was an extremely beneficial opportunity for the boys to play with these Chinese basketball players and learn from their professional coach Li Zhang-Ming.
B Hayman
Basketball Master

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SHS Rowing Committee AGM


Date: Wednesday 21 August 2013
Venue: School Staff Common Room
Time: 7.00pm

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

Rowing is a great sport that High provides for your boys.  It also relies on parents to help facilitate the program. Every year we need new parents to become involved. 

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

All parents of rowing students are encouraged to attend the annual general meeting.

George Comninos
Committee President

Julie Blomberg
Rowing MIC

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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

Parent Volunteers Needed

Sydney Boys High Open Day

Thursday 5th September
9.30am to 12.00pm

Please come and help the P & C to welcome prospective parents to the School.

We need volunteer parents to help serve morning tea and chat to visiting parents, answering their questions, such as:

  • “How did your son settle in?”
  • “What sport does your son play?”
  • “Is your son involved in music?”

It’s a very enjoyable morning and all you need bring is your friendly smile.

Please contact Sachiyo James on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or 0403 482 530 if you are able to help out.

Thank you

Phillip Day Memorial Dinner

A reminder for parents to book their tickets for the Phillip Day Memorial Dinner to be held in the Great Hall on Wednesday 4 September at 7:00pm.  The cost of the dinner is $65 per head and the guest speaker will be Karl Kruszcelnicki, Class of 2005, University Medallist (2012). 

Parents interested in attending the dinner can contact Mr Barris at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or the P&C at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

RSVPs are required by 21 August. 

Please support this most worthy cause.

Upcoming P&C General Meetings

The next P&C general meeting will be held on Monday 12 August at 7:30pm in the Staff Common Room.

Upcoming Parking Events

Friday 9 August 7:30pm – Roosters v Raiders (Football Supporters Group)
Friday 16 August 7:30pm – Tigers v Roosters (Music Supporters Group)

Upcoming Meetings & Events

General P&C Meeting: Staff Common Room – 7:30pm, Monday 12 August.
Rugby Committee Meeting: Staff Common Room – 6:00pm, Monday 19 August.

Ian Sweeting

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SHS OBU High Achievers Event

Senior students, this is your opportunity to gain valuable insights from some of our School’s leading old boy ‘High Achievers’ at a special event at the School on Thursday, 5 September 2013.

This special evening of presentations and discussions, conducted by the Sydney High School Old Boys’ Union, will enable current students and your parents to mix with and seek advice from successful old boys in business, medicine, law, public service, sport and other fields.

Hear these High Achievers talk about their lives, particularly their experiences at university, in their careers and in the community. They will discuss their motivations and how they overcame adversities to become successful.

You can’t afford to miss this informative and valuable evening:

  • Hear from High Achievers how they did it
  • Learn how to motivate yourself and address challenges
  • Meet potential mentors who can help you apply your talents
  • Discuss your future with leaders in business, the professions and the community
  • Connect with the unrivalled High alumni network.

This is a rare chance to network with a large gathering of successful old boys, together at your School, eager to talk to you, their future High alumni. Take the time to consider your future and how to become a High Achiever.

Places are limited. Register now to avoid missing out:

When: Thursday, 5 September 2013 from 5:30 to 8.30pm
Where: The Great Hall at SBHS
Tickets: Student $21; Student & one family member $42; Student & 2 family members $52 (includes light food & refreshments).

Register or seek more information at www.bighighobuevent.org.au

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From the Canteen

Our canteen is one of the few remaining school canteens which is not privately owned and where all profits are returned to the school.  All the boys benefit when the money is spent on improvements to their learning environment and facilities.  This would not be possible without the invaluable help of our volunteer parents.

One of our volunteer mums Minhua Zhang has set up an automatic reminder system to email volunteers to remind them of their rostered day.  This is a very helpful service so as our Canteen Managers Karen and Tracey are not left short handed.  Thank you Minhua for doing this, it is much appreciated.  In order to assist with this, can everyone make sure that the canteen has your current email address.

With the Prefects beginning their Trial HSC exams this week, it is most important that you attend on your rostered day, as we will not have the Prefects to help during the busy periods.

Thanks to the volunteers last week.

MON: Sam Guo, Hiroko Kitajima
TUES: Mary Chan, Malin Wongthaveevatana
WED: Jim 0'Sullivan, Diana Sutherland, Minhua Zhang, Vikki Angell
THUR: Xing Ping Zhang, Alana Liang, Annie Jiang
FRI: Connie Tai, Jo De Araujo, Angela Jin, Usha Arvind

Thanks again to mums and dads who come on extra days to help out and of course to the Prefects.
The Canteen Team

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High Tennis Meeting

Monday, 12 August, 2013

Any parents who would like to attend the High Pre-season Tennis meeting would be more than welcome.

This is a great opportunity to find out about your son’s tennis program and be involved in making plans for the year ahead.

The meeting will take place at 6.30 pm in the Staff Common Room.

Mr P Wright
MIC Tennis

Mr D Deep

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Congratulations to all these students for achieving perfect skill assessments and personal best performances during Terms 1 and 2 this year. Keep up the good work

PDHPE Sport Skill Assessment Perfect Scores 2013

Year Basketball Cricket Rugby Soccer
10   18 sec: Bailey Musilin
20 sec:
Daniel Haslam
21 sec:
Daniel Ahn, Noah Fowler
22 sec:
Boris Amronin, Garry Chen, Chen Hua Jiang, Mathew Ng, Carl Yang, Carl Yi Wang, Shuxiang Wang, Jonathon Wu
23 sec:
Li Fang Chen
24 sec:
Kevin Liang, Beisi Zhao
25 sec:
Ian Chang, Keith Li Chambers, Leonard Mah, Andrew Nam, Tyson Zhang
    20 sec: Adilmorad Nadir, James Tinker
22 Sec:
Anthony Wu
23 sec:
Shaleen Baranwal
25 sec:
Vishnu Avudainayagam
26 Sec:
Richard Li, Jeremy Yang    
9   23 sec: Anthony Chen, Marvin Yu
24 sec:
Aidan Karahasan, Adam Smararinsky, Gordon Yuan
25 sec:
James Lin, Adam McCaffrey, Albert Yang
21 sec: Christian Haddo
22 sec:
Liam Jepson
23 sec:
Thomas Nimac, Luke Schofield
24 sec:
Arunen Paraparan  
8 25 sec: Corey Won
26 sec:
Sadin Afsar, Raymond Huang
27 sec:
Adam He, Jonathan Zheng  
24 sec: Sandeep Senthilrajan
26 sec:
Michael Qiao
19 sec: Sadin Afsar, Jeff Ye, Jimmy Yip
21 sec:
Cameron Ma
22 sec:
Harry Yio
23 sec:
Jefferson Chan, Berny Chen, Hayden Hua
24 sec:
Raymond Zhu
7 26 sec: Archie Fox
27 sec:
Rakin Rahman
25 sec: Ang Li   22 sec: Oliver Avdi-Ohlsson
23 sec:
Jaden Kim
24 sec:
Louis Chen

PDHPE Sport Skill Assessment Improved Performers 2013

Year Basketball Cricket Rugby Soccer
10 Garry Bai, James Chee, Nicholas Phillis, Carl Yang     Sudarshan Arvind,  Hideyoshi Cheong, Aashray Narula, Ben Nguyen
9 Stuart Benjamin, Raphin Hossain, Kai Matsumoto, Harry Park, Ryan Sun, Joshua Tiong, Daniel Wang, Luke Ze Tao   Manning Blackall, Joshua Chin, Liam Jepson, Akash Kiran, Nicholas Lee, Yousheng Li, Benny Liang, Raymond Mo, Andy Pan, Arunen Paraparan, Julian Tu, Anthony Zhang      
8   Sadin Afsar, Kevin Chung, Hyo-yoong Jeon, Adam He, James Li, Chenhao Lu, Tom McGrath, Udayveer Singh, Harin Soni, Jeffrey Sung, Jonathan Tran, Anthony Xiao, Jimmy Yip, Sanishka Balasooriya, Daniel Fan, Jason Feng, Terrence Feng, Darren Fung, Anthony He, Jason Huo, Jun  Kurosawa, Andrew Li, Shang Lin, William Lin, John Pham, Michael Qiao, Nathan Wong, Darren Xian Sadin Afsar, Kevin Cao, Jefferson Chan, Justin Fang, Daniel Fu, Ray Gu, Edgar He, Desmond Ho, Hayden Hua, Peter Hua, Darren Huang, Jason Huo, Hooyong Jeon, Andrew Li, James Li, Tony Li, Nicholas Liang, Chenhao Liu, Cameron Ma, Thomas Mc Grath, Thomas Nguyen, Michael Qiao, Udayveer Singh, Harin Soni, Jeffrey Sung, Jonathan Tran, Rickey Wu, Kenford Xuan, Jeffery Yang, Jeff Ye, Harry Yio, Jimmy Yip, Ahad Zafar, Cuthbert Zhong, Kevin Zhong, Alex Zhu, Raymond Zhu  

G. Stein 

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Volleyball Notes

GPS Volleyball Results

Opposition: Scots College
Date: 3/08/2013

(#) = number of contacts


1st Grade 25-10  25-8  25-19
 2nd Grade 25-21  25-20  25-18
16's 25-13  21-15  21-8
Skill First Grade Second Grade  
% of Serves in play 1st 100% Ivor (7) 1st 100% Sunchit (11) Byron (4)
2nd 89% Kevin L. (9) 2nd 90% Thomas (10)  
3rd 85% Gordon (13) 3rd 89% Sunny (9)  
% of Serves that were Kills 1st 54% Gordon (13) 1st 50% Thomas (10)
2nd 45% Pinyan (11) 2nd 45% Nick (11)  
3rd 42% Yu Peng (19) 3rd 44% Sunny (9)  
% of spikes kept in play 1st 100% Pinyan (3) Kevin L. (5) Jonathan (12) Jason L. (2) 1st 100% Nick (3) Sunny (3) Kevin R. (5)
2nd 94% Ivor (16) 2nd 92% Thomas (13)  
3rd 83% Gordon (6) 3rd 83% Sunchit (6)  
% of spikes that were kills 1st 100% Jason L. (2) 1st 80% Kevin R. (5)
2nd 83% Gordon (6) 2nd 50% Sunchit (6)  
3rd 80% Kevin L. (5) 3rd 42% Raycole (12)  
% of blocks kept in play 1st 100% Kevin L. (2) Ivor (2) Jonathan (2) 1st 100% Thomas (4) Niyaz (2)
2nd 75% Gordon (4) 2nd 67% Sunchit (3)  
3rd 67% Yu Peng (3) 3rd - -  
% of blocks that were kills 1st 50% Kevin L. (2) Jonathan (2) 1st 50% Thomas (4)
2nd 25% Gordon (4) 2nd - -  
3rd - - 3rd - -  
Serve Reception Passing accuracy 1st 100% Kevin L. (5) Jonathan (2) Ivor (11) 1st 72% Anes (9)
2nd 86% Sean  (7) 2nd 60% Byron (5)  
3rd 83% Yu Peng (3) 3rd 50% Sunny (2)  

Volleyball First Grade - Last Set Statistics

  Pinyan Gordon Kevin L. Ivor Jonathan Yu Peng Jason L. Sean
% of Serves in play 5\5 100% 1/1 100% 2\3 67% 2\2 100% 3\4 2\3 67% 1\1   -
% of Serves that were Kills 2\5 40% 0\1 0% 1\3 33% 0\2 0% 1\4 2\3 67% 0\1   -
% of spikes kept in play 2\2 100% 1\1 100% 2\2 100% 7\8 88% 4\4 0\0 0% 2\2   -
% of spikes that were kills 2\2 100% 1\1 100% 2\2 100% 4\8 50% 3\4 0\0 0% 2\2   -
% of blocks kept in play - - 3\4 75% 2\2 100% 1\1 100% 2\2 2\3 67% - - -
% of blocks that were kills - - 1\4 25% 1\2 50% 0\1 0% 1\2 0\3 0% - - -
Serve Reception Passing accuracy 1\1 100% - - 0\0 0% 7\7 100% 2\2 1\2 75% 0\1   4\6

15Bs Report
2013 was a year of major improvements for the Bs. With some new players joining volleyball, we had to adapt to the new teams in time for the games against Grammar and the up-coming Volleyball NSW All Schools Tournament. We managed to achieve this, beating Grammar every single time we met; usually in straight sets but Grammar did sometimes put up a great match. However, in the first tournament, we achieved a meagre result, only managing to  win once, against our 14Bs. The second tournament was a huge turnaround for us. Even without any substitutions, we had a great result in the Round Matches, only losing to Kelso whilst managing to beat Rooty Hill, Wycliffe and our 14Bs. In the Semi-Finals, we just lost against our 15As, only losing by one point when the match had to come to point difference. In the decider for 3rd and 4th we played against our 14 All-Stars. After winning the first set, the All-Stars managed to fight back and win the second set. The third set was very close, only just scraping the victory 15-12, giving us 3rd place, one of the best results 15Bs as achieved to date. Overall, 2013 has been a great year for us and I hope that in the future years Volleyball will get even better than it has been for us and future volleyball players to come.
Dean Nguyen-Jariv

Michael Kay
MIC Volleyball

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Sydney Boys High School 2013 Debating Dinner

Date: Sunday 8th September, 2013
: The Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School
: 6pm
: Adults $30, Students $20, Children 11 years and under $15
: Adults may bring alcohol
Tickets: Available from the Front Office

Ticket sales close Monday 2nd September, 2013

*Come and watch our coaches as we test out their debating skills in ‘The Great Debate’!*

The SBHS 2013 Debating Dinner RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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ArchiCareers Day

Want to build the city of the future?
Ever thought of becoming an Architect?

Come and meet the four major Architecture facilities in New South Wales, the University of Technology, Sydney; the University of New South Wales,; the University of Newcastle.

Have your questions answered ... Your Architectural Career Path!

Australian Institude of Architects
3 Manning Street, Poots Point

Time: 12 noon to 3:00pm
Date: Saturday, 7 September 2013

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SBHS Open Day 2013

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.

Open Day

Thursday 5 September
9:30am - 12:00 noon

Sydney Boys High School
Building personal capacity in gifted boys

Moore Park
Surry Hills NSW 2010

Ph: 9662 9300

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