High Notes, Vol 14 No 32, October 18 2013

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From the Principal

High Talent
It was a fine achievement by Daniel Arzani (Year 9) to be both a member of the winning NSW Metro Football team at the U-14 National Youth championship and also to be named ‘Player of the Tournament’ for the second consecutive year. Congratulations to our Encore Nominees for 2013 in performance:  Music 2 – William Du, Brendan Hancock, Ken Huang, Riley Irwin, Gideon Kwok, Ken Li, Sagar Nagaraj and Edric Wang; Music Extension – Daniel Cordas, Ken Huang and Tin Wu. These results were among the best ever achieved in the Music program at High. In this year’s Australian National Chemistry Quiz Daniel Cai (Year 8) achieved a perfect score!  Scaled scores of 100% were achieved by: Jason Lam and Jason Hu (Year 12), Robert Tan (Year 11), Dexter Gordon (Year 10), Rafael Ng (Year 9) Dallas Yan and Kieran Shivakumaarun (Year 8). Congratulations to all plaque winners! A great set of results was earned by High boys in the recent Australian Science Olympiad exams, with Christopher Chen and Edric Wang being invited to attend the 2014 Australian Science Olympiad Summer School. Congratulations, boys! Well done to Pinyan Gao and Yu Peng Man on their well-deserved awards - Sydney East Blues for Volleyball!

UNSW - School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications
At the recent Industry Advisory Board meeting, the strategic directions for the School were discussed. They plan to increase their active engagement with high schools via their ‘taste of engineering’ workshops and mentoring program. They also plan to introduce Open Online Courses (OOCs) for senior high school students to enable them to acquire university credit towards their degree prior to enrolment. The School offers a very interesting BE ME combined degree, integrating 60 days of approved industrial training. The School has world-leading research projects in quantum computing. It has developed optic fibre passive sensing technology, using hybrid fibre optics liquid crystals. The sensors have high data throughput, no power consumption, can serve large networks and can work in volatile environments. The technology is being commercialised at the University by Zedelef. Students interested in following a career in sunrise industries are encouraged to check on the range of courses on offer at the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications.

GPS Heads Meeting
At their 15 October meeting the GPS Headmasters’ Standing Committee decided that the GPS basketball competition will revert to a one-round competition with an effective date as the start of the current 2013-14 season. Consequently, the GPS competition will commence on November 30. Games played up until the commencement of the competition, including last week’s round, are regarded as trial games.

The Standing Committee issued a Media Release on the GPS Basketball Competition. It made no comment on the actions by several GPS schools in respect of Scots College. They were and remain actions of respective schools and not those of the Standing Committee. The Committee will not be making any further comment on the matter.

DEC Accounting Policy Impact
DEC has announced that as from next year (December 1 accounting year starts), a charge of 19.5% for on costs will be added to the cost of employees billed to schools. Funds to pay on-costs will be added to school budgets to cover professional learning relief and cover for sick teachers. In schools, around 76% of the budget is consumed by salaries and wages. This means that above establishment employees funded by the school will cost nearly 20% more to employ next year. Given our current CEPS payments exceed $120k per month, the worst case scenario is a hit to the school budget of up to $200k in 2014. It is too early yet to assess the full impact of these changes. Such an unplanned increase cannot be absorbed without some changes to our planning for 2014. I will have to make adjustments on the expenditure side (curriculum delivery) and on the income side (higher charges for technology, library, co-curricular activities and sport in particular). I will endeavour to maintain nearly all programs. Program Managers will be expected to account for their expenditures. At this stage I wouldn’t expect there to be any loss of employment but hours worked for some casual staff might be affected.
Dr K A Jaggar

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From the Office

Applying for Leave

  1. You must have a Parent Portal account
  2. Go to https://parent.sbhs.net.au/reference-documents/
  3. Log in to the Parent Portal
  4. Click “Applying for Leave”
  5. Download the “Student Leave of Absence Application Form”

Cash Register Opening Times

Due to the change of bell times the cash register will be closed at 2.00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays. Before school and first break register times (be it recess or lunch) remain the same on these days. There are now 2 cash registers open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday. The second register is located opposite the Deputy’s Office (Mr Barris).
Sharon Kearns

Applying for Early Leave

If your son needs to leave early he is required to bring an early leave note. This note must be 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.

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‘Bring Your Own Device’ Program Update

In August, the Sydney Boys High School Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program was launched. A letter was sent to all Year 8 parents and an advertisement placed in High Notes outlining the program and inviting your feedback.

As a reminder: In 2014 students in Year 9 will be expected to bring their own computing device to school every day. The BYOD Program is designed to give you, as students and families, freedom to make technology choices that suit you and all your circumstances.

Last Opportunity for Comment

Since the launch of the program, we have been refining the program policies, developing operational protocols and analysing your feedback. Soon the program will be finalised for 2014. All comments and feedback must be received by 30 October 2013.

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This is your last opportunity to provide feedback on the content of the BYOD Policy for 2014.

Recommended Devices and Purchasing

We are currently reviewing how to provide the easiest access to our recommended devices.

Information regarding recommended devices should be available from mid-November.

We recommend that you wait until at least seeing the recommended devices, their pricing and the associated service offering before deciding on a device for 2014.

Find Out More

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:


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From PD/H/PE

 Fitness Assessment - September 2013

The final fitness assessment of our Year 7 – 10 students was carried out during September. In 2013 personal goal times were again set to encourage each student to improve and maintain a higher level of aerobic fitness. It was very pleasing to see 232 students (30%) achieve their personal goals. Congratulations to the students who achieved their personal1.6k run goal time. Their names appear below.

Year 7 (69 students)
Nikhilesh Belulkar, Daniel Bounitch, Alex Cai, Anderson Chan, Damian Chan, Nirvin Chand, Alex Chang, Alec Chen, Jeff Chen, Kevin Court, Rishi Dhushiyani, Ryan Dow, Tim Fan, Archie Fox, Kai Huang, Jack Jiang, Shokan Johnpillai, Justin Lai, Dev Lalwani, Timothy Lam, Ang Li, Kevin Li, Raymond Li, Siyao Liang, Anthony Liao, Jacky Lin, Yu Jie Lin, Alec Liu, Eldon Liu, Daniel Ma, Jeremy Ma, Jonathan Meng, Sinha Nawa, Nicholas Nguyen, Matthew O’Sullivan, Joshua Pham, Simon Pham, Joshua Qiu, Rakin Rahman, Jack Ralph, Vicknesh Ravikumar, Shuyi Ruan, Chwen Sim, Arunan Srirengan, Ben Strauss, Guy Suttner, Timothy Trent, Nathan Trinh, Harry Vye, Ben Wang, Leonardo Wang, Tim Wang, Jason Wei, Widhiwipati Widyatamaka, Max Wiles, Kore Wilson, Denzel Wong, Oscar Wu, Roy Wu, Hanqing Yi, Jason Yip, Brandon Yoon, Chris Yuan, Kevin Zeng, Alan Zhao, Jinnong Zheng, Run Tang Zheng, Ryan Zheng and Kaiwen Zhu

Year 8 (46 students)
Sadin Afsar, Kevin Cao, Eric Chen, Jason Feng, Terrence Feng, Connor Fisher, Daniel Fu, Jonathan Gao, Kevin Guo, Shadman Habib, Daniel Hu, Hayden Hua, Hin Huang, Harrison Li, Ting Li, Tony Li, Andrew Li [R], Nicholas Liang, Shang Lin, Jason Loh, Elliot Love, Manson Luk, Ethan May, Thomas McGrath, Anh Nguyen, Danny Nguyen, Stephen Nguyen, John Pham, Michael Qiao, Nathan Quan, Lane Shen, Jeffrey Sung, Flidon Wang, Kenfond Xuan, Jeffrey Yang, Jimmy Yip, Alan Zeng, Felix Zhang, Kevin Zhang, Nigel Zhang, Ruilin Zhang, Tim Zhang, Jeffrey Zheng, Michael Zheng, Kevin Zhong, and Raymond Zhu

Year 9 (85 students)
Manil Abeysekera, Kabir Agrawal, Faiyazbin Alam, Edward Belokopytov, Stuart Benjamin, Kalem Best, Vincent Bui, Kevin Cai, Ryan Chan, Arthur Chao, John Chen, William Chen [T], Joshua Chin, Lashan De Silva, Richard Ding, Tony Dong, Kevin Du, Jayden Forday, Jerry Gek, William Ha, Christian Haddo, Elias Hall, Jason Hong, Raymond Hua, Daniel Jiang, Hans Johnson, Advait Joshi, Greg Kim, David Kim, Joshua King, Max Koslowski, Nicholas Lee, Oliver Lethbridge, Max Li, Yousheng Li, Benny Liang, Kevin Liang, Remington Lim, Bovan Lin, Jia Pin Lin, Johnson Lin, Justin Lin, Peter Lin, Thomas Lo, Benjamin Long, Johnson Luo, Tim Luo, Kelvin Luu, Alex Mao, Adam McCaffery, Andrew McNaughton, Max Menzel, Ethan Merrick, Raymond Mo, Ishan Mohamed, James Nguyen, Justis Nguyen, Vishal Nomula, Victor Oh, Marcus Plataniotis, Jason Qiu, Nafis Rahman, Nishathan Ravi Raj, Anthony Rusli, Saransh Saini, Jayden Schofield, Luke Schofield, Roy Shen, Christopher Shi, Thomas Shortridge, Adam Smagarinski, Henry Sun, Ryan Sun, Kentaro Takahata, Gerry Wang, Jackie Wang, Ben Wu, Calvin Xiao, Daniel Xu, James Ye, Nelson Yin, Adam You, Anthony Zhang, Tiger Zhang, Wesley Zhang and Steven Zhao

Year 10 (32 students)
Boris Amromin, Vishnu Avudainayagam, Sarangan Balakrishnan, Wesley Beare, James Cai, Matthew Chen, Hideyoshi Cheong, Jonathan Chew, Jacky Dong, Nguyen Hoang, Chris Huang, Zachary Hung, Anthony Huynh, Kevin Ke, Andy Lam, James Lian, Michael Libman, Jason Lin, Brian Mo, Sam Musgrove, Kazuo Nakamura, Ben Nguyen, Rick Saha, William Sexton, Raunak Sura, Anthony Tan, Jackson Tan, Anantnath Thakur, James Tinker, Johnson Tran, Anthony Wu and Ian Zhou

Personal goals have been set since 2011. Adam McCaffery and Nafis Rahman in Year 9 and Wesley Beare and Brian Mo in Year 10 have achieved their goals three times, a great personal effort.

The goal challenge will continue in 2014. Goal times for 2014 will be posted in Room 901 during Term 4. I look forward to more students taking up the 1.6k challenge and achieving their personal best times next year.

The complete 1.6k run results for 2013 follows.

An assessment of 90% or better required a student to run the 1.6km in a time of 6 mins 30 secs. 50% or better, required a time of between 7 and 8 minutes. 10% or less means the 1.6km run was completed in a time greater than 9 mins 30 seconds.

1.6km results for 2013

Percentile band No. of students in each percentile band
Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
  Feb Sept Feb Sept Feb Sept Feb Sept
90 – 99 1 29 2 29 21 59 20 30
80 – 89 4 21 5 18 14 22 11 22
70 – 79 4 13 7 14 8 22 17 11
60 – 69 7 20 14 15 13 15 12 12
50 – 59 14 27 11 17 17 11 9 9
40 – 49 17 10 21 13 25 13 12 12
30 – 39 16 14 21 16 27 18 23 26
20 – 29 30 7 26 17 24 12 22 13
10 – 19 35 19 36 16 31 11 30 23
0 – 9 42 9 22 10 22 9 31 40
Non-starters 6 11 12 16 6 11 17 11

Mean results for each year group 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013

Feb 10 Sep 10 Feb 11 Sep 11 Feb 12 Sep 12 Feb 13 Sep 13
  Year 10   54%   59%   42%   62%   49%   55%   46%   53%
  Year 9   47%   57%   44%   60%   51%   66%   49%   69%
  Year 8   43%   52%   37%   52%   42%   60%   38%   60%
  Year 7   32%   50%   31%   55%   31%   56%   32%   62%

1.6Km run – Best performances and record holders

Date Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10
2003 Danny Fu 6m 55s Quan Nguyen 6m 04s Andrew Reis 5m 44s Paul Watzlaff 5m 00s
2004 Alasdair Brown 6m 13s Alastair Taylor 5m 39s Richard Xu 5m 53s Attilla Szabo 5m 11s
2005 Keiran Taylor 5m 55s Cameron Reeves 5m 35s Alastair Taylor 5m 45s Harry Walker 5m 28s
2006 Andrew Ye 6m 15s Stephen Yoon 5m 56s Jeremy Ireland 5m 38s Matthew Fsadni 5m 33s
2007 Andreas Purcal 6m 07s Sam Lane 5m 28s Michael Ambrose 5m 24s Jeremy Ireland 5m 03s
2008 Arjun Punekar 5m 47s Anton Brokman 5m 41s Sam Lane 4m 53s Michael Ambrose 5m 24s
2009 Eugene Lee 5m 43s Oliver Kirk 5m 37s Lloyd Perris 5m 00s Sam Lane 4m 54s
2010 Luke Hoad 5m 43s Eugene Lee 5m 12s Jonathan Clements-Lendrum 5m 10s Adam Booth and Lloyd Perris 5m 01s
2011 Steven Xue 5m 50s Wesley Beare 5m 32s Ned Anson 5m 08s Jonathan Clements-Lendrum 5m 04s
2012 Kevin Guo 5m 54s Nafis Rahman 5m 47s Bailey Musulin 5m 29s Ned Anson 5m 00s
2013   Daniel Bounitch 5m 46s Elliot Love 5m 33s Luke Schofield 5m 04s Jonathan Chew 5m 36s
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High Tide

 Sydney Boys High School Sailing

12 October 2013

Sailing Report

This Saturday started off as the first of the season with little to no wind, bar a light NW wind that was dying out. Our sailors were enthusiastic and eager, but a little rusty from the break over the winter months. Our usual pleasantries were exchanged with the other schools during our races, however, as the races went on, we could see the result of the other school’s sailors training throughout winter. Nonetheless, High boys put up a valiant fight, with David Evans (Year 11) racing to third place in the second race. During the second race, a northerly wind picked up, giving some much needed boost for High sailors with Daniel Fang (Year 11) landing in the top 10 as well. Unfortunately, due to Scots College being unable to sail in the afternoon in the Teams Racing, Teams Racing was called off. To replace that, Adam (Coach) conducted a vigorous training session to whip the boys back into shape. Sydney High sailors in the coming weeks will train hard to work off their rust and claim those top spots.
Arthur Chao (Year 9)


Sail No. Skipper/ crew Race 1 (26 boats) Race 2 (26 boats)
15 David Evans/Bruno Cowen 4th 3rd
11 Tim Pilien/Tim Zhang 6th 1st
14 Daniel Fang/Garwerd Liang 10th 2nd
10 Tiger Zhang/Chris Chen 12th 18th
17 Dallas Yan/ Dexter Gordon 20th 23rd
18 Kai Matsumoto/Robert Tan 15th 8th
12 Vincent Xu/Peter Choi 9th 10th
55 Angelo Yan/ Edward Wu 13th 12th
53 Hayden Rabone/Steven Chung 5th 6th
16 Darren Tiang/Desmond Chiang 2nd 4th

G Moody
MIC Sailing 2013

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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops


Term 1, 2013 (Last time)

1st LOSS 91-58 M.FLYNN 30
2nd WIN 61-38 B.CHEN 25
3rd WIN 58-18 J.PALLANDI 17
4th WIN 42-35 B.TRUONG 15
5th WIN 22-21 A.KUANG 7
6th WIN 16-11 G.LEE 6
7th WIN 26-6 H.XU 8
8th LOSS 28-23 M.LAM 8
16A WIN 32-13 A.WU 16
16B WIN 54-10 D.AHN 12
16C WIN 40-13 I.CHANG, A.NAM  8
16D WIN 52-20 P.WANG 15
16E WIN 36-18 J.CAI 14
16F WIN 69-19 Z.HWANG 22
15A LOSS 37-48 Y.LEONG 10
15B LOSS 22-26 J.SONG 8
15C LOSS 29-39 A.CHEN 8
15D WIN 18-15 B.WU 11
15E LOSS 17-35 N.LEE 8
15F LOSS 14-15 F.XIE 6
14A LOSS 56-27 K.WANG 7
14C LOSS 26-44 A.LEE 18
14D LOSS 9-28 D.XIAN 5
14E WIN 20-8 P.YU 8
14F LOSS 6-18 J. LOH 4

Term 4 2013 (This week)

1st HUGE WIN 62-57 M.FLYNN 21
2nd LOSS 43-42 B.CHAN 15
3rd LOSS 12-31 T.ZHANG 4
4th LOSS 18-22 M.HO 4
16A WIN 46-34 A.KARAHASAN 15
16B WIN 24-18 J.SONG 10
16C WIN 30-13 R.CHAN 9
16D LOSS 29-30 H.PARK 10
15B LOSS 22-26 H.BARTLEY 8
15D WIN 8-21 A.ZHOU 8
15E LOSS 16-24 J.ZHENG 6
15F LOSS 18-22 J.LOU 10
14A LOSS 18-61 B.YOON 4, J.SIU 4
14B LOSS 23-30 A.FOX 10, J.ZING 10
14C WIN 22-21 J.YOU, A.WU 6
14D LOSS 23-24 J.LAI 8
14E WIN 36-6 J.YIP 10
14F WIN 23-12 D.THICH 9

This week saw the first week of the 2013-2014 season kick off in spectacular fashion for High. High managed to successfully defeat Scots 1st grade in the first trial match of the season. High 2nd Grade narrowly missed out on what would also be a huge win, losing by just 1 point to Scots 2nd Grade. A devastating score, but this would be a game that 2nd Grade will strive to learn from. It was also good to see a significant increase of wins in the lower grades this time. The competition matches start November 30th with High playing Scots at home.

In other news, Emmett Naar, class of 2011, is now in the USA doing what he does best; playing as point guard in St Marys. St Marys is an elite college of basketball play that saw Patty Mills in the program during the 2007 – 2008 period. Patty Mills is now one of the major contributing members to the San Antonio Spurs team in the NBA. Congratulations to Emmo!

Our 1st Grade team also came 4th in the State Championships this year; Our team played to exhaustion, however, never giving up, and will look forward to the national championships later this year.

Finally, High has shown consistent performances in the Sydney Schools Shootout, once again performing at top level to advance to the finals of the Shootout. They will be playing the Scots College in the Sydney Entertainment Centre later in the year, before a Sydney Kings basketball game in the Entertainment Centre.

Congratulations to all the teams that have won this week, and remember to train hard for the season which lasts 6 months! Try to do High proud. Remember our motto; Play Hard, Play Smart and Play Together!

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

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SBHS Tennis

High vs Scots

(First Round of Trial Season)

  1st Grade Result 2nd Grade Result
D1 1 + 2 L 6-4 6-3 1 + 5 L 6-4 3-6 7-10
D2 3 + 4 L 6-3 6-3 2 + 6 L 6-1 6-3
D3 5 + 6 L  7-5 2-6 8-10 3 + 4 L 7-5 6-2
S1 Adam Smagarinsky L 6-4 6-3 Calvin Zhou L 6-1 6-2
S2 Josh Sangueza L 6-1 5-7 3-6 James Lian W 6-1 6-1
S3 Eddy Wang L 6-2 6-2 Bohan Deng L 6-3 6-2
S4 Matthew O’Sullivan L 6-4 6-3 Jason Jung L 6-2 6-2
S5 Richard Hao L 7-5 6-2 James Kuang L 6-1 6-2
S6 Carl Yang W 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-1) Ervin Zhou L 6-2 6-0

1st Grade
A newly formed first grade side featuring no Year elevens or twelves due to the departure of key players Frank Zhang and Patrick Rynsaardt, headed out to Scots for the first round of the trial season. Josh and Adam stayed strong throughout however were unable to get the upper hand in the doubles. The same can be said for Eddy and Matthew’s doubles. Richard and Carl played well winning the first set, then losing the second and then just being ousted in a very close super tiebreak decider. Eddy and Adam both found it hard to keep up with their opponents going down 6-2 6-2 and 6-4 6-3 respectively in the singles. Josh then took to the court overrunning his opponent with style to find himself with a convincing lead. However, not closing out the match allowed his opponent to come back and win despite valiant efforts. Matthew making his first grade debut played well to only be denied by a more experienced opponent 6-4 6-3. Richard also made his debut however also lost to an experienced opponent. The standout performer of the day was Carl. Despite possibly not playing his best tennis, Carl completely changed his game style to favour his strengths of serve and volleying, defeating his opponent to win in an enduring three set match. 6-4 4-6 7-6 (7-1). Overall, a somewhat disappointing result however with some better luck and further intense training this result will be reversed in the season.
Adam Smagarinsky
First Grade Captain

2nd Grade
Sydney Boy's second grade kicked off with playing Scots for the first round of the trial season. The newly formed second grade consisted of Calvin, James L, Bohan, James K, Ervin and Jason. Unfortunately, our seconds players who have recently stepped up were no match for Scots due to the unexpectedness of playing players of a new level. We had the ability to take the win but we didn't have the experience to. In the doubles, Calvin and James K almost took the win, winning the first set convincingly 6-4 but letting go of the match losing the next sets 3-6 and 7-10. The others put in similar efforts into their doubles but couldn't claim a set that was needed for the momentum to win. Our singles didn't go very well but we put up a fight, making sure Scots didn't claim an easy win. There was a standout on that day who managed to claim an easy victory. That standout was James Lian. Through sheer power and finesse and extreme dedication to Gym and Sprints, he managed to take down the Scots No2, only dropping two games and winning 6-1 6-1.
Calvin Zhou
Second Grade Captain

3rd Grade
This week we played Scots at Parklands tennis courts, and despite the appearance of Redfoo at the tennis courts, we didn’t get distracted from our game. We played them in a tough contest, but sadly, our attempts were met with a strong opposition. The first doubles of the 3rds was a 6-0 loss, followed up by a 6-2 loss in the second doubles match. In our singles, Andrew Cheung managed to push a 6-4 loss, Daniel Zhang a 6-1 loss and myself, a 5-0 forfeit. We hope to do much better next week.
Julian Tang

4th Grade
After the intense choosing of the 4th grade tennis team, a team of six people were decided. From these six, four were chosen to represent the 4th grade High tennis team on Saturday against the extremely strong Scots College. Despite never playing together, there was recognisable individual talent as well as great compatibility between players. All players should be commended for their enthusiastic performance and, despite unfortunate results, 4th grade tennis is looking forward to an excellent season, with individual as well as team improvements.
Andrew Tayeh

5th Grade
5th grade was met with a warm day as we went into combat against Scots at Parklands for the first match of the season. Despite a rusty start, the 5-1 doubles (Michael Hauser and William Du) came from behind for a hard fought 6-4 victory. In the 5-1 singles, Michael Hauser carried his momentum from the doubles into a 6-2 victory. In the 5-2 singles, William Du was unlucky to lose 6-2 in a match that was much closer than the score would suggest. Hopefully, we can continue to improve and gel as a team leading into next Saturday’s tough match against Grammar.
Michael Hauser

6th Grade
Saturday saw High’s 6th Grade tennis team experience mixed results against a competitive Scots College for our first match of the season. Despite having the home turf advantage, both doubles matches were lost 6-1 and 6-3, a reflection of our unfamiliarity with our newly formed doubles combinations. Nonetheless, our 3rd and 4th single matches were won due to stellar performances by Angus Wu and Kevin Lu. While Angus glided through winning 6-2, Kevin’s consistency allowed him to edge a win in a close game that went 6-5. As we work together and with more practice each week, I’m sure 6th grade tennis can only move from strength to strength. 
Rakulan Arulmurugan

Junior Results

16 As
Last Saturday, the 16As went up against Scots in our first week of the Term 4 Summer sports split. With everyone looking to begin the season with a fresh start, the games kicked off with As Doubles. A1-A2 featuring Garry Huang and Anthony Yu began with a convincing win over Scots with a win 6-2. The A3-A4 doubles with Alex Liang and Preetham Kadappu continued our early success with an even more convincing 6-1 win.

In singles, we failed to emulate our doubles success with only one win. A1 lost 3-6, A2 won 6-2, A3 lost 1-6, and A4 lost 3-6. Despite some disappointing performances in singles, we are largely satisfied with our doubles results through great teamwork and we aim to further improve our singles performances in the further weeks to come.
Anthony Yu

16 Bs
Being the first match of the season the 16Bs knew they had a big day ahead of them. After dropping 3 singles matches, the B4 managed to snatch a match off them 6-1. Even though one doubles match was lost we were given a free win in doubles for B2 & B4 due to the opposition suffering a back injury. Although we fought valiantly, the end result was far worse than we expected and we hope to up our game as the season progresses.
Yiuyiu Ma

14 As
Last weekend, SBHS 14 A tennis played Scots at Parklands. Our first match was A1 and A2 doubles. We fought till the end but lost at a close set of 4-6. In single A1 we won 6-4 and in singles A2 we lost 6-2. In A3 and A4 doubles, we lost 6-1. A3 singles we lost 6-3 and A4 singles we lost 6-0. Best wishes for next week matches.
Kinzey Rahardja

14 Bs
Last weekend, we went to Parklands to play against Scots College. B1 and B2 both started with one game but at the end the score was 2-6, Scots way. Our B1 played and the score was 6-2, their way. Our B2 at the end had a score of 6-2, their way.
Edmund Pan

The 15s were apprehensive upon playing their first game of this season. Arriving early in the morning to get the matches started, we were greeted by the entire Scots team warming up at our home courts. As the day progressed, our athletes began to gather their rhythm and picked up very crucial points in our games.  Our players played well and pulled a narrow loss in the A1 and A2 doubles, 4-6. The A3 and A4 also had a respectable loss of 3-6. In A1 singles, it finished with an intense tiebreak and resulted in SBHS to win narrowly 6-5, with a tie break score of 7-4. Other singles matches led to unfortunate losses; nevertheless, we still managed to enjoy the competition and we played great tennis.
Wanyu Tang Yr 8

For more info visit the Sydney High tennis website at: http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/tennis/

Please spare some of your time on Saturday to come down and support High Tennis.

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SHS Rowing

All old boys, rowing community, and their families are invited to the annual

Saturday 26 October 2013
8am until 10am
at the Outterside Centre, 5 Teviot Avenue, Abbotsford

We invite past High crews/rowers to enter into the races
Contact George Comninos at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Highlight Race
(approx 9am)
The Best of the Old Boys take on the School VIII

Enjoy the traditional Shed Barbecue … bacon and eggs rolls, juice and espresso coffee served throughout the morning

RSVP and enquiries to Rowing President and old boy (1986) George Comninos at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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

Volunteer Parents Needed for Orientation Afternoon on Tuesday 12th November

Can you spare a couple of hours between 2:00pm and 4:30pm; or between 4pm and 6:30pm?

Please join our team of volunteer parents serving refreshments in the courtyard outside the Great Hall.  Our aim is to make incoming families feel welcome and to encourage them to be involved in the school

Please contact Sachiyo James on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are able to help out on Tuesday 12th November

Thank You!

P&C Annual General Meeting (AGM)

A reminder that the P&C’s AGM will be held prior to the next scheduled general meeting on Monday 11 November at 6:30pm in the Staff Common Room.  If you are interested in participating more fully in the P&C, please feel free to contact the P&C at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information. A list of the various positions within the P&C will be included in upcoming High Notes prior to the AGM.

P&C General Meetings- New Start Time of 6:30pm

A reminder that unless noted otherwise, all P&C General Meetings will start at the new time of 6:30pm.  We had an excellent turnout at our meeting last Monday night, and hope that we see these increased numbers continue as a result of this change.

Light Rail Project

The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) detailing Transport for NSW’s proposed light rail system through the Moore Park Precinct is set for release in early November of this year.  Following the release of the EIS, there will be a thirty day window during which interested parties may offer comments and submissions on the proposal.  The proposed light rail system will have a significant impact on the operation of the school and students’ transport options. The School Council’s light rail working group will be looking to the school community to provide valuable input to TfNSW following the release of the EIS and we would ask that you participate at the appropriate time. More information regarding the school’s needs during the construction and operating phases will be provided to the school community for this purpose following the release of the EIS.  Your help will be valuable in ensuring the school’s interests are protected in relation to this significant project. Please contact the P&C at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you require more information.

The Governors Centre Joint Project

The GCEE joint project committee has this week released tender documents for the provision of project management services for the initial stage of the Governors Centre project. This initial stage includes the necessary site investigations, concept design and statutory approvals that precede the construction phase of the project, and represents a serious step forward in the delivery of this exciting building.

Ian Sweeting

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