High Notes, Vol 14 No 33, October 25 2013

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From the Principal

High Talent
Christopher Chen (Year 11) was awarded a High Distinction and gold medal in the Chemistry Olympiad – a very significant achievement! Not to be outdone, Edric Wang was awarded the same in the Physics Olympiad. No one can recall when High boys achieved at this level in two competitions simultaneously! Congratulations to our House Captains for 2014. The student leaders elected were: Eedy - Andrew Dao; Fairland - Andrew Tayeh; McKay - Naga Koneru; Ruby - Joshua Leo; Saxby - Tushaar Garg; and Torrington - Michael Hamilton. I hope all students will respond well to the leadership in activities by these student representatives.

Year 9, 2014 Mentors
In 2014, there will be 30 new enrolments into Year 9. It is always difficult to transition to a new school, so we need people to help us make the orientation to High as smooth as possible. In past years, Year 8 boys have volunteered to act as Peer Mentors for the incoming students. Some High boys already know students enrolling in Year 9 as they have played with them in a sports team or went to the same primary school, or live in the same suburb. Some new boys have had visits to the school or have had holiday training sessions with our boys. The role of Peer Mentor is not very onerous. We need boys familiar with the routines and policies of High to share these with new boys and to act as a contact when information is needed. Usually boys swap phone numbers and the Mentor makes contact before school starts and then is available in the first few weeks of term to act as a support person for the new enrolment. School Service Award Scheme points are issued in recognition of the efforts made by effective Mentors. If you would like to help, please contact your Year 8 Adviser – Mr Kay, Ms Menias or Ms Berger.

High Runners Club
In order to build long distance running capacity in the school, we are sponsoring the High Runners Club on Friday mornings. It commenced last Friday. Old Boy, Adam Booth is leading the group of runners to help with motivation and to set some benchmarks for their running. There is no charge for this activity. We are trying to build the depth of our distance running.  Come and join in!

Light Rail Update
The Light Rail Project has received submissions from SBHS relating to our concerns about safety for our student travellers. Suggestions to move the tram stop further south were viewed favourably as was a suggestion that a footbridge should be constructed to allow students and even patrons to cross safely both Anzac Parade and the bus way. The Project has no funds to construct such a bridge. The definition design and Environmental Impact Statement will probably be made public in early November after which a four-week public consultation period will ensue. Major works on the light rail are planned to commence in 2015 with an anticipated completion date in 2019.

Properties Update
The Assets Management Unit is spending the 2013 allocation c$67k on priorities determined by the school. Protective maintenance has been carried out on all north facing windows in Killip Wing. They have been repaired and painted. There will be further work done on the main building to replace the guttering which is now not up to code in size and run-off carrying capability. Due to the HSC examinations and the need to restrict noise, the repairs to the Cutler Drive will now commence on November 7.

Weights Room Rules 2014
On August 17 last year I set out the Weights Room Arrangements for 2013 in High Notes. I have reprinted them with adjusted figures to reinforce the policy. Some people claimed this year they were unaware that there was a payment deadline. Administration of the program is greatly assisted by a very large number of yearly members. Families have plenty of time to decide whether they want to join up to the program for all of 2014 or prefer to pay by term.

In the last couple of years there have been many cancelled invoices and re-invoices and accompanying paperwork surrounding access to the weights room. Boys pay for a term and change their minds and want the whole year. Some pay the whole year then want to opt out later. These transactions are time consuming and costly. Students who wish to use the supervised weights room in 2014 for the whole year should indicate their interest by commencing attendance in February. All regular users of the weights room during February will be invoiced $190 for unlimited use of the facility for the rest of the year. They will be required to pay by the end of February to take advantage of this heavily discounted rate. There will be no further opportunity to access the yearly discount rate after that time. Existing users who have not paid $190 within 14 days and any new users of the facility will be invoiced on the basis of $80 per term.
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”

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 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 the Junior Library

Removing quite beautiful illustrated but out of date books from a school library is rather distressing for a Librarian and I would like to thank my very professional, teaching colleagues for responding to my emails to look over books from their subject area and take them if they felt they could be useful for teaching and for diagrams. I was particularly heartened by teachers in Science and TAS as well as English who took very valuable and beautiful books for their classrooms. It is really great to see this support for literacy of all types of literature.

In the modern school library which is looking more and more to the provision of relevant (and instantly available from home) online library resources it is very necessary to remove older and space consuming resources in a timely manner. It was rather amusing for me to speculate on whether our Library books were more popular when we threw them out and students and staff “rescued” them than they were when they were in the Library.  However, it was really great to see the books going nearly as fast as we disposed of them from our disposal shelves.

It is easy to “Google” your topic as you learn it, to find out if the Libraries have a specifically curriculum related website, W drive film/DVD, or book on Library Enquiry - which is available from Student Portals.  It is particularly important for Senior Boys to use the Library Catalogue now that we have 2 Libraries - they share a catalogue.  There are senior resources in the Junior Library due to book space considerations.  There can be a surprising number of resources under “social justice” for example.  All Library resources are tagged with up to 8 or 10 subject/topic tags so you can use them for your assignments and homework.

Since some time last year both Librarians have made use of Library Thing to collect new resource book covers to email to students and now we have adopted the same visual communication with faculty staff. If you spare the time to click into these you will have some idea of the range of resources our Libraries have. Our libraries can be a very enriching experience if you have the time in your busy lives to browse a little for pleasure (or homework).

Parents can see what is happening with their Library Fund donations if they glance occasionally at the Library articles in High Notes. Our Librarians go to a lot of trouble to communicate what is being purchased or processed for both Libraries. Resources from the valuable Greg Babic Bequest are now beginning to come onto the new resource displays as you will see from the following list of new resources out this week.

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Volleyball Report

First time Gold medal! Congratulations to our Junior Star Volleyball Team! Wining 1st at NSW Volleyball School Cups (Tournament #4) on the 20th October 2013. Well done, boys!
Jonathan Zeng (7M)

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High Cricket

Captain of Cricket report:
Last Saturday was the second round of the GPS for all age groups teams, playing T20 matches, and showing much needed fight against arch rival’s Grammar. For the first time in many years High completed a clean sweep in the 16s with honourable mentions to Vivek Kashyap for his calm hand in controlling the As’ innings, and James Pope who bowled a very fiery spell early-on. The 1st and 2nd grade sides competed in the second week of their respective T20 tournaments, with both playing well and unlucky to finish the tournament winless. Some good performances have reflected the effort and time put in during the preseason, which included a successful trip to Darwin. Both sides will come up against Newington in a one-day trial this weekend, before the first official game of the GPS season. In other news, the High cricket community would like to congratulate Vishnu Avudainayagam, Raycole Dai (Randwick-Petersham), Shashank Nampalli (UNSW) and James Pope (Sydney Tigers) on their selection in their respective sides for the prestigious AW Green Shield competition, which is described as the premier U16s contest in Australia. We would also like to wish Vishal Nomula, Tully Moffat, Raphin Hossain and Eli Hall the best of luck in their on-going trials for the CIS U15s representative side.
Tushaar Garg

1st XI
Game 1 – Shore 5/102 (R.Sura 2/19, A.Chen 2/20) DEF High 83 all out. (T.Garg 25, L. De Fonseka 18)
Following some positive performances in the prior week’s T20s, High came out firing against Shore. Lasith beat the bat on numerous occasions and is back at his best following time off from cricket, troubling batsmen with his raw pace and bounce. However, credit must go to Raunak Sura, who made the initial break through, and then Allen Chen who tied down the batsmen with his accurate leg-spin. After holding Shore to 105, High batted well early on, but then lost three wickets in four balls to leave the chase in a disastrous state. It was up to Tushaar and Jesse to play calm hands, and despite both getting out due to minor brain-snaps, guided High to within 20 runs of the oppositions total.

Game 2 – King’s 4/154 (T.Garg 1/19, S.Nagaraj 1/32) DEF High 5/106 (T.Garg 30, J.Cooper 22)
It seemed High had switched off for the start of the second match following an hour’s break, as King’s won the toss and took advantage of some excellent batting conditions and pitiable fielding. However, when Sagar was brought on he was not afraid to toss the ball up, and consequently dictated terms with the batsmen; getting a brilliant stumping in that time. Some wayward bowling towards the end of the innings let King’s get away as they posted 154. Raunka Sura and Aditya Koneru came out with all the shots early on, with Raunak dispatching the King’s opening bowler for consecutive boundaries through the covers off the 2nd and 3rd balls of the innings. Another mini-collapse followed, and Tushaar was at the crease. He flicked and drove with superb timing to hit a run-a-ball 30, but once again found himself back in pavilion, not due to good bowling, but a lapse in concentration. Co-captain, Jesse Cooper then came to the crease and provided a mix of his aggressive flair and quick running to hit 22 off 16. Although High were defeated, they held their heads high and will go into next week with many positives.

2nd XI
Game 1 – High 45 (N.Selvakummar 23) DEF BY Scots 46/1 (J.Huang 1-1 (4)
A disappointing batting performance by High, setting a total for the first time this season, featured a combination of rash stroke play, economical bowling and variable bounce from the pitch. The top order crumbled with a quick succession of early wickets, but Niroshan's counterattacking 23, including 3 boundaries, was a positive to take out of the innings. The Scots opening batsmen were troubled by a fantastic spell of swing bowling from Jackson Huang, who finished with incredibly economic figures. Unfortunately, the small target of 45 was not enough for High's bowlers to work with, who were, however, able to keep Scots in the middle for almost 13 overs.

Game 2 – Newington 104/6 (A.Dao 3-17 (3), S.Arvind 3-26 (4)) defeated High 89/5 (S.Arvind 45)
High capitalised on their decision to send Newington in, as Jackson and Jason produced outstanding spells that mounted pressure on the opening pair. The fall of six late wickets, between Barry and Sudarshan, restricted the flow of runs. Overall, it was an excellent bowling and fielding effort from High. Jason and Michael started the second innings positively, while Sudarshan and Marc's aggressive strokes made sure that the required run rate stayed manageable in the middle overs. Unfortunately, a minor collapse initiated by Sudarshan holing out for 45, led to an increasingly difficult equation for the lower order to handle and High fell agonizingly short once more of a well-deserved win

4ths – HIGH 3/104 (14.3 overs) (Y.Kulasinghe 51 n.o, R.Saha 16 n.o) DEF GRAMMAR 4/103 (20) (K.Robinson 2/6 (4), B.Lee 2/17 (3))

16As –
High 6/102 (32) (V. Kashyap 24 [58], S. Nampalli 18 [47], T. Moffat 18* [16]) DEF Grammar 69 (24.2) (J. Pope 3/13 [6], V. Kashyap 1/0 [0.2], R. Hossain 1/12 [3])
A steadfast batting performance from High saw them post a very respectable 6/102 off their 32 overs, with Vivek and Shashank providing a great platform for the middle order to accelerate towards the end of the innings. The bowling effort got off to the best possible start, with two fantastic direct hit run outs. A regular stream of wickets during the middle overs, aided by a dominant fast bowling spell from James, saw High bowl Grammar out for 69 in just under 25 overs. With the GPS season and Barberis Cup on the horizon, the team is looking towards a very successful season.

16Bs -
High 9/106 (32) (F. Alam 38, S. Sooriakumar 17, D. Fu 11) DEF Grammar 105 (21.1) (S. Sooriakumar 3/17 [4.1], T. Khan 2/13 [4], A. Deep 2/22 [5])
The first game of the season ended in a close victory for the 16Bs against rivals Sydney Grammar. Having won the toss, and electing to bat we were off to a very shaky start. Our top order having collapsed was rescued by Fayez Alam with his personal top score of 38 runs. Solid batting performances by Saiharan and Denny Fu had also helped to reach a total of 106 runs off 32 overs. When it came to bowling after the break, we had managed to grab 4 wickets in the first 16 overs, with Saiharan falling a single wicket short of a hat trick. At drinks, it seemed very unlikely that we’d be able to defend our total, as the opposition only required a mere 19 runs off 16 overs, and still had 6 wickets in hand. Despite this, a tremendous push by our bowling attack and a newly inspired field had taken wicket after wicket, seizing the win by only a single run, leaving Grammar all out for 105 within 24 overs; a brilliant effort.

15As –
We got off to a promising start against Grammar being none down at drinks with Harishaan and Louis combining for a 50-run stand. However, the slow run rate meant that the batsmen had to play more aggressive shots and this led to the fall of numerous wickets. The lower order steadied to give a low, but defendable, total of 105. The bowlers bowled economically, but poor fielding meant that the game slipped away from us, despite a four wicket haul to Harishaan.

15Bs – High 54 all out. (R. Prabhu 12) DEF BY Grammar 4/55 (B.Graham 3/12)

14Bs – High 51 all out. [28] DEF By Grammar 5/53 [18] (M.McGregor 3/7)

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SBHS Tennis

High vs Grammar

(Second Round of Trial Season)

1st Grade Result 2nd Grade Result
D1 1 + 2 L 6-7(4-7) 5-7 1 + 2 L 1-6 1-6
D2 3 + 4 L 3-6 2-6 3 + 6 L 3-6 0-6
D3 5 + 6 W  7-5 3-6 11-9 4 + 5 L 1-6 6-7(1-7)
S1 Adam Smagarinsky L  1-6 5-7 James Lian L 1-6 1-6
S2 Josh Sangueza L 4-6 4-6 Calvin Zhou L 3-6 4-6
S3 Eddy Wang L 3-6 2-6 Bohan Deng L 5-7 2-6
S4 Matthew O’Sullivan L 3-6 6-4 3-6 Ervin Zhou L 3-6 0-6
S5 Richard Hao Tie 6-4 0-1 James Kuang L 6-7 2-6
S6 Carl Yang L 7-5 6-7(5-7) 4-6 Jason Jung W 6-2 Retire, injured

1st Grade
After a disappointing result last week a more experienced and knowledgeable High team hosted Sydney Grammar for the second round of the trial season. Josh and Adam headed off strongly and began an early lead however were unable to capitalize. In the second set trying to implement the style that we had been training however were unable to reclaim the set. Eddy and Matthew were also unlucky but improved their doubles play from last week. Richard and Carl were too good for their opponents in a close three set match as their volleying and control over the ball was too much for their opponents. Richard’s singles concluded as a tie due to time restrictions, however in the singles despite evident improvements in all our games we still have a lot of room to progress and hopefully get some more wins and play some better tennis in the coming weeks.
Adam Smagarinsky
First Grade Captain  

2nd Grade
Second Grade Encountered Grammar for the second round of the GPS season. Through much training and dedication, Second Grade was rewarded with improved results. Junjie demonstrated his ability in doubles with Ervin by coming back from a first set loss of 1-6 to fight back in the second, only just losing it by a tie-break. Our singles showed the most improvement, with Junjie, Bohan and Calvin playing close matches of respectable scores. Jason was the one that pulled out with a win this week. Although it may not have been his desired way to win, he still claimed the first set 6-2 and claimed the second with the opponent retiring. Overall, second grade played well and we have seen a drastic improvement from last week. If this continues, we may be able to get a respectable rank in the GPS.
Calvin Zhou
Second Grade Captain  

3rd Grade
Playing with a home court advantage, the results produced on last Saturday were not as expected. Losing both doubles in double breaks, the team had to rely on winning their singles matches to secure the win. Unfortunately, this was not the case with two of the four singles being lost, one being won (6-2), and one unfinished match. We will be looking to improve on this result in the coming matches.
James Chee     

6th Grade
Saturday saw High’s 6th grade team field different players against Grammar, so for the most of us it was our first game of the season and our rusty match play was evident. Despite this, we did not lose a match. Sarangan having not played for almost a year dropped down 1-4 before coming back to win 6-5 in a tough match. In the other three singles Allan, Karthik and Kevin cruised through 6-0, 6-2 and 6-4 respectively, and in our two doubles matches we won 6-2 and by forfeit. We hope that these successful results will be reinforced next week and that we continue to improve and gel as a team.
Allan Shi

Junior Results

16 As
Last Saturday, the 16 As faced rival team Grammar in the second week of the Term 4 Summer Split. With a slight roster change including the introduction of A Reserve Thomas Nguyen, we were eager to get on the court. The first doubles match featured Garry Huang in A1 and Preetham Kadappu, the new A2. It was a very close and intense match, but resulted in a High victory, 6-5(3). Due to a lack of players on the Grammar side, they had to forfeit their A3-A4 doubles match. Even with major improvements in our singles game, the Grammar players still proved to be superior. Garry, playing the A1 position, lost 1-6. Anthony Yu, who played in the A2 position for singles, also fell short with a 0-6 defeat. Alex Liang played A3 for Preetham, and won in a very close match, 6-5(3). Thomas, the A Reserve, played in the A4 role and lost his first match of the season, 3-6. Once again, we were mainly behind in the singles matches and we hope to improve our individual performances. However, our doubles were once again dominant and we hope to continue this superiority throughout the season.
Alex Liang

16 Bs
The second trial match of the season was against Grammar at their courts at Weigall. The team was enthusiastic to get going as we all hoped for a win. However, things didn’t really go very well. The B1 doubles were quickly dispatched 6-0 and despite an early head start, the B2 doubles lost 6-2. And things went further downhill from there, with every single singles match being lost with no more than 2 games taken from each set. Unfortunately for us, we were simply heavily outclassed by Grammar, and we hope to improve on this result with hard training over the next few weeks.
Calvin Xiao

15 As
This week we played Grammar at Moore Park. With slight changes to the teams, including Ting Li becoming our new A4 we were uncertain of how we would perform. The great weather in the morning provided perfect match conditions and we managed to put intense pressure on the opposition team. The doubles were all very close. However; our teams weren’t able to seize many match point opportunities. In A1 and A2 double we lost 5-6 with a tiebreak score of 2-7. In A3 and A4 doubles we also lost 5-6 but with a tiebreak score of 6-8. In singles, A1 performed excellently with a dominating match win, 6-1. A3 was close to victory but was unable to finish his opponent earlier in the game and the opponent managed to pull off a 5-6 victory with a tiebreak score of 6-8. This week’s results show some improvements as we had better scores than the previous week.
Wanyu Tang

15 Cs
The 15 Cs pulled off some pleasing results this weekend against Grammar, with a nail biting 6-5 win in our doubles and three clean wins in our singles. Outstanding tennis by the team, and hopefully we can keep this standard up in future matches.
Kalvin Xu

14 As
Last weekend, Sydney Boys played at SBHS tennis courts against Sydney Grammar. Unlike the previous weekend, we played better and won a lot more matches. A1 and A2 doubles we lost 6-4. A1 singles we won 6-2 and A2 singles we won 6-4. A3 and A4 doubles we lost 7-5. A3 singles we won 6-1 and A4 singles we lost 6-4. Overall the A team beat Grammar. Congratulations and best wishes for next week
 Kinzey Rahardja

14 Bs
Last Saturday, Sydney Boys played Sydney Grammar at Sydney Boys Tennis Courts. Our B1 and B2 won with a score of 6 - 3. Our other doubles team, B3 and B4 lost 3 - 6. On our singles B1 won ending up with a total score of 6 - 4. B2 unfortunately lost 4 - 6. And our B3 and B4 both lost with a score of 4-6. Overall as a group we improved from last week and just lost to Grammar totalling the scores up. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Edmund Pan

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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Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

High v Grammar

HIGH vs. GRAMMAR: Term 1, 2013

1st WIN 95-38 M.FLYNN 24
2nd WIN 52-47 B.MUSULIN 20
3rd WIN 41-35 T.LI, A.MALIK 8
4th WIN 45-38 B.TRUONG 16
5th WIN 33-24 L.JEE 11
6th WIN 30-16 L.ZHANG 12
16C WIN 38-18 G.CHEN 10
16D WIN 40-13 C.WANG 16
16F WIN 28-6 Z.HUNG 10
15A WIN 27-26
15B WIN 28-20 J.SONG 10
15C LOSS 14-32 A.CHEN 6
15D LOSS 23-21 V.BUI 6
15E LOSS 18-20 J.WANG 12
15F WIN 48-5 M.YU 16
14C LOSS 18-42 A.LEE 9
14E WIN 19-5 P.YU 10
14F WIN 24-10 J.LOH 12

HIGH vs. GRAMMAR: Term 4, 2013 (this week)

1st WIN 100-37 G.GERLACH 27
2nd LOSS 33-44 C.SHI 16
3rd WIN 24-19 B.TRUONG 6
4th WIN 42-26 M.HO 12
7th WIN 32-9 K.LU 8
8th WIN 55-4 W.LU 14
16A WIN 32-34 A.YANG 12
16B WIN 35-31 R.SEONG 11
16C WIN 27-25 R.CHAN, L.TAO 8
16D WIN 36-6 H.PARK 8
16E WIN 46-23 B.WU 10
16F WIN 30-10 V.BUI 10
15A WIN 26-23 E. LOVE MVP
15B LOSS 19-23 H.BARTLEY 10
15C LOSS 13-20 S.HUA 4
15D LOSS 17-27 B.CHAN 4
15E WIN 20-18 D.ZHANG 8
15F WIN 26-9 J.LOH 8
14A LOSS 23-36 J.SIU 8
14B WIN 35-24 A.FOX 16
14C WIN 32-7 H.VYE 12
14D WIN 44-9 T.LAM 16
14E WIN 32-14 F.FANG 10
14F WIN 33-12 Y.JIE-LIN 10

In Firsts Anto Wu provided one of the highlights of the day going coast to coast, beating three players off the dribble and finishing left handed at the ring over the remaining two Grammar defenders. The 14s age group is improving; Nirvan Chand pulled in a huge number of rebounds. The 15s age group held on thanks to several hustle plays, including 6 steals by Elliot Love. The 16s age group also managed a close victory with Albert Yang finishing the coach’s set play consistently with his left hand around the ring to seal the result. As an early notice, Shootin’ Hoops is managed by a Year 12 student each year as the editor; I am now looking for someone to take over the role as editor for Shootin’ Hoops after my HSC. In the meantime, I hope to go over some procedures in writing Shootin’ Hoops so that you can do that yourself when I’m gone (trust me, it’s not hard and is fun). Please go to Mr B Hayman in the PDHPE staffroom if interested. Train hard for next week’s game boys!

~ 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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SHS Rowing: Boat Naming Cocktail Party

The Sydney High Rowing Committee invites High rowing friends, supporters, families including former rowers and families, to a very special occasion with the naming of 5 boats.

Saturday 16th November 2013
5pm to 9pm
at the Outterside Centre, 5 Teviot Ave, Abbotsford

Smart Casual

$50 per person includes all beverages and canapés.

Boat Naming Ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm

  • Ollie Wilson – Sykes IV/Quad
  • Bernie Desmond – MQR Double
  • Charles and Fabienne Ovadia – MQR Double
  • Cam Lyon – MQR Double
  • The High Club – MQR Double

RSVP with payment ($50 pp) by Monday 11th November 2013

The Boat Naming Cocktail Party RSVP form is available 
in the PDF version of this edition of High Notes

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SHS Rowing: Back to the Sheds Day

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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From the Canteen

Welcome back to Karen and Tracey after their extended vacation.  A big thank you to Rachel, Eirene and Katie for keeping the canteen running smoothly in their absence, they did a wonderful job.

Thank you to our volunteers over the last month and apologies if anyone has been omitted, but the record book hasn’t been fully completed.

Week of 16/9/13
MON: Cole Gu, Irene Noronha, Rebecca Tsai, Lynn Chen,
TUES: Sharon Hughes, Lina Bai,
WED: Fumiko Cheong, Hiroko Kitajima, Fracisca Sjahry, Athena Tselonis,
THURS: Alana Liang, Ming Ming Lee, Theothe Tsiribas
FRI: Shilpa Punekar, Holly Jiang, Penny Chan,

Week of 8/10/13
TUES: Lina Bai, Penny Chan
WED: Julie Zhu, Wei Dong, Jim O’Sullivan,
THURS: Ha Tran, Kamala Selvakkumar
FRI: Frances Salmon, Soogie Sim, Nina Ilina Liu

Week of 14/10/13
MON: Shannon Hickey, Amy Yan,
TUES: Sharon Hughes, Sachiyo James,
WEDS: Athena Tselonis, Francisca Sjahry, Hiroko Kitajima, Fumiko Cheong,
THURS: Ming Ming Lee, Alana Liang, Min Strauss, Sharon Wang,
FRI: Stamatina Farrugia, Holly Jiang, Shilpa Punekar

The Canteen Team

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High Family

The Bulletin Board for Sydney Boys High P & C.

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

Help Needed

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.

As well as positions on the P&C executive, there are a number of discrete roles on working groups within the school’s various governance bodies for parents and caregivers with particular skills and interests.

If you are able to contribute in any way please contact the P&C at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

2014 New Parents Welcome

A very warm thank you to the group of Year 7 parents involved in the organisation of the 2014 New Parent Welcome. This is an important date in the calendar for the P&C and the school, and the interest and effort invested by this group will no doubt translate into a successful event.


With the end of the year approaching, parents are reminded that a number of valuable parking events, including the Sydney Ashes test, will be held during the holiday period.  With many families away at this time, it is very important to help with these important fund raising opportunities where you can. Please keep an eye out for requests from your son’s co-curricular group during the break.
Ian Sweeting

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