High Notes, Vol 15 No 14, May 16 2014

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Tushaar Garg, winner of the Lawrence Campbell Oratory Competition.  This prestigious competition among 13 schools has been contested since 1935. This was High’s first win since Gareth Tilley in 1997. Great job, Tushaar!  Our MUNA team of Andrew McNaughton, Thomas Nguyen and Thomas Shortridge, representing Pakistan, won the Regional Competition and will progress to the National Final in Canberra. A great result, boys! Well done to the FED Year 11 debating  team which won through to the final and to the Year 10 team that will contest the semi-finals this week. Christopher Chen (Year 12) was awarded an Oxford Classical Dictionary in honour of his 4 consecutive gold medals at the National Latin Examination. Great work, Christopher!

GPS Athletics
Congratulations to our athletics team for their fine performances last Saturday.  Fourth in the Junior Division was a terrific result. The Intermediate team placed 7th and the seniors 8th. Lucas Wong won the U14 100m  Championship (11.47)  and was second in the 200m. Pete Upatising won the Open Long Jump with 6.63m.   The U14 relay team won in 47.53. Ryan Ho-Shon won the U14 100m  Division.  Benjamin Nguyen won the U13 100m Division. I hope many of our boys train on so as to compete in CHS athletics later in the year. Thank you to Kurt Rich and Josh Tassell for their management of the team. It was great weather, a vibrant atmosphere and a proud day for High!

Athletics Assembly
Recent Old Boy, Christopher Morrow (SHS2011) spoke about his volleyball career at High and at the AIS and for the U20 Australian team. He compared his athletic progress in high jump, hurdles and rugby, demonstrating that boys should give sports a go until they find out which one they really love and can excel at. He reminded the audience of the nervous excitement and pride he felt when competing at the GPS carnival. He urged them to support the team. My speeches to the assembly are reprinted below.

"Special guests, Chris Morrow (SHS 2011), Gordon Stone and family, Peter Crittle AO (SHS 1953) staff, coaches, parents, Old Boys and GPS competitors, welcome to our athletics assembly for 2014.

"After our strong showing last year there appears to be a higher level of optimism and a better training culture at High in 2014.  Athletics MIC, Kurt Rich, has done a great job again this year in organising the sport, recruiting an effective team of coaches and maximising participation. He and Head Coach Joshua Tassell (SHS 2010) have gathered data and tracked the progress of our athletes in order to develop the strongest team possible. We had a full preseason for the first time this year. Josh has developed a deep knowledge of our boys’ strengths and weaknesses and has been assisted by Gabriel Garayalde (SHS 2011) with sprints.

"Middle distance coach, Lachlan Youll, has brought on our middle distance runners very well again this year. He has improved levels of self-belief among our middle distance competitors. Daniel Keogh (SHS 2013) has been assisting. I am looking for more points from these events this year. Jenny Woudenberg has returned also to enthuse our boys and along with Christian Lozada, has made an impact in hurdles. Long distance coach Adam Booth (SHS2012) has pushed the boys along in training and at Friday’s Runners Club.

"In long jump, Davina Strauss has returned to share her expertise with our athletes. David (SHS 1976) and Katrina Morrow continue to coach high jump and assist at carnivals. Miles Coles-Clark has provided specialised sessions for some high jumpers. Our thanks go to them for their help. Old Boys Eamon Kelly and Kenny Kuang (SHS 2013) have also returned to help out with shotput .

"Thank you also to parents, particularly Fran and Terence Ho-Shun, Jim O’Sullivan and Scott Hamilton who assisted at carnivals. Wayne Baldock is a driving force behind school-based athletics organisation. His assistance at carnivals, along with that of Mark Gainford and volunteer Sean Creer, has been important to the success of our program. Thank you to our expanded team of coaches, parents and friends for their efforts this year. I am sure our boys really appreciate all you have done to prepare and inspire them.

"In athletics, as in many of life’s endeavours, maximising personal performance boils down to attitude. Debbie Flintoff-King was determined to make up for her disappointing 6th in the LA games. She campaigned for two years prior to Seoul. She was a very self-disciplined trainer. Her definition of a winner was “someone who never gives up…It’s one thing to have that goal, but you’ve also got to have that ability and that dedication to not let anything stop you.” She had to endure the grief of the sudden death of her older sister just before the games and the discomfort of a nagging throat infection during them which caused her throat glands to swell.

"Debbie was a surprise gold medallist in the 400 hurdles in the 1988 Olympic Games. She was fourth at the turn and wasn’t mentioned in the commentary until the last hurdle. She staged one of the greatest finishes ever seen by an Australian athlete to win by one tenth of a second in an Olympic Record time of 53.17. She never gave up… and she got there! When you represent High at the GPS Athletics carnival you can be a winner by never giving up, running right to the line and giving your all for yourself as much as for the school. At GPS level it’s not so important where you finish as how you finish – head up and trying hard!

"I wish all boys selected in the team for tomorrow the best of luck in the GPS competition tomorrow."

Centenarian visit - Charles Gordon Stone
"Today we are honoured to have with us a centenarian, Old Boy Charles Gordon “Gibber” Stone. He is the oldest surviving Wallaby and this year became Australia’s first Rugby International centenarian. Accompanying him is Peter Crittle AO (SHS1953), former Wallaby and past President of the NSWRU and ARU.

"Mr Stone was born on 6 April 1914.  Since his dad’s name was also Charles, they called him Gordon.  Gordon had four siblings – two brothers and two sisters. He was raised at the old Prince Henry Hospital at Little Bay where his father worked as the Works Foreman from 1908 to 1955.  The family lived in one of only two residences on the hospital grounds. Gordon and his brother, Bill, used to kick goals at the local oval every afternoon and watch others playing cricket and rugby games there. The oval was his inspiration.

"He attended SBHS from 1928 to 1933 and was appointed a School Prefect.  Gordon was a good cricketer and was Vice Captain of the school’s First XI. He scored 118 n.o. against Joeys in the 1933-34 GPS season. His team won the premiership. He was described in The Record as “a quick-footed, hard-driving batsman, brilliant cover field and medium paced opening bowler”.  In 12 matches in his final season, he averaged 47.3 with the bat and took 15 wickets @13.8.

"Gordon really excelled at rugby. He was the Captain of the First XV in 1933.  He debuted for Randwick in 1934 and played for them till 1940 with 93 first grade appearances and more than 100 games for the club and three premierships. He made seven appearances for the Waratahs and had one test appearance for Australia against the NZ All Blacks in 1938 before the Second World War broke out.

"Gordon started out as a trainee with the medical department at Prince Henry Hospital at 19. He subsequently became a haematologist. He met his future wife Iris at Prince Henry Hospital where she worked as a nurse. During World War 2, Gordon served in the 119th General Hospital Unit in Darwin, Adelaide River, Lae and Rabaul. After the war Gordon ran the haematology laboratory at Prince Henry. He and Iris later owned and operated a private hospital for a number of years at Kogarah. After many years of retirement in Cronulla, they moved to the Southern highlands in 2009.

"On becoming the oldest surviving Wallaby, Gordon presented George Gregan with his 100th test cap at the 2004 test match against the Springboks in Perth.  

"I am proud this morning to recognise and honour Gordon Stone as a distinguished Australian and a Living Treasure of High." 
Dr K A Jaggar

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From the Canteen

Thank you to our volunteers last week:-

MON: Pam Jepson, Yoshi Kita-Leong
TUES: Long Nguyen, Frank Liu, Angela Jin,
WED: George Haddo, Faidha Razmi, Kunti Ranade, jenny Chiu,
THURS: Tina Chen, Ha Tran, Kamala Selvakkamar,
FRI: Connie Tai, Sam Guo, Soogie Sim, Nina Liu
Sharon Hughes

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From the Junior Library

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Starlight Day

On Friday the 2nd of May, over 50 Year 11/12 SBHS students rose bright and early to help raise funds for the Starlight Foundation, which provides programs and activities that support over 40,000 seriously ill children all around Australia. We sold merchandise in the Sydney CBD from 6:30am – 9:00am, raising almost $7000 that will help the Starlight Foundation brighten the lives of seriously injured or ill children. It was a great way for us to give back to the community.  Our efforts were highly commended by the event supervisors. A group of our students earned a special mention on the Starlight Foundation Facebook page: Thomas George, Alex Hossain, Adil Nadir, Bosco Tran and Josh Tran. Thanks to all who gave up their Friday morning to make this event extremely successful.
Kevin Liang
Year 11

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Music Notes

A big thankyou to Minhua, parents and students who are giving up their Sunday, 18th of May at Bunnings (Randwick) to help fundraise for the 2015 Music USA Tour. Please come along and support them this Sunday by buying a delicious sausage sizzle!!! =)

A reminder that music camp is on in 2 weeks, Wednesday 28th- Friday 30th of May (Naamaroo-Uniting Venues, Lady Game Drive, Chatswood 2067 NSW Ph (02) 9413 2088 http://unitingvenues.org/).

Students who live close to the venue are allowed to make their own way to the camp site (all students will be coming back to school by bus on Friday for the music camp concert held at school), however, a written permission note from a parent/guardian must be brought in by Friday 16th of May. All ONLINE camp forms are also due this Friday. Please remember to bring a MUSIC STAND (school music stands will not be taken to the camp).

Cabin lists are being finalised this Friday, please check the music noticeboard (outside music staffroom)

A reminder for all boys: During assessment and examination periods, Years 7-10 are NOT exempt from music ensemble rehearsals and private lessons.

Please make sure to help set up and pack up before/after rehearsals. All stands are to be put back on the stand rack and chairs stacked appropriately.

The 2014 ensemble rehearsal timetable is provided below:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Morning rehearsals
unless stated otherwise
Intermediate Concert Band
Room 201
Senior Concert Band
Room 201
Senior  Stage Band
Room 101
Senior String Ensemble
Room 101
Symphony Orchestra
Room 201
  Training Concert Band
Room 202

Terms 2, 3, 4
Junior Stage Band
Room 101
  Saxophone Ensemble
Room 102

Junior String Ensemble
Room 208
Intermediate  Stage Band
Room 101
Marching Band
TERM 1 & 4

Chamber Choir
Room 101
Philharmonic Orchestra
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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SBHS Rugby

High Rugby = High Spirit


First Trial Game

This weekend marks the start of the Rugby season. After all the boys coming back fit, from the intense athletics season, training has been great. With team selections changing every week in the lead up to the GPS season I’m sure all the boys will put their best foot forward in these games.

Good luck to boys in the Opens Sydney East Rugby Team

Sydney High this year is being represented by four boys in the Sydney East Opens Rugby team. Steve Comninos, Eugene Lee, Joshua Leo and Sam Musgrove will be competing at the CHS carnival 21st – 23rd of May and push for selection in the CHS Opens team.

Weigh Down rule

It is great to see four boys taking advantage of the weigh down rule started in the GPS last year. These boys will now play in the 15s age group instead of the 16s age group because they are under 62kg and therefore eligible to play in the 15s.

Training program for Rugby 2014

Week 3 Term 2 until Term 3 Week 8 (End of season)
Monday morning (8am) – scrum training (Juniors) MPW
Monday Lunchtime – Scrum training (Opens) the flat, Halfback passing MPW
Monday after school – All training on MPW
Wednesday during sport – Years 10-12 – McKay
Wednesday after school – 13s/14s – MPW
Thursday during sport – Years 7-9 – McKay
Thursday after school – 16s/Opens – MPW
Friday morning – 15s - MPW

Upcoming games

Date Game
May 17 St.Pius X v High
May 24 Grammar v High
June 14 Scots v High
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119th Annual AAGPS Athletics Championships

2014 AAGPS - 10/05/2014
Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre

Attracting the biggest and most entertaining High Supporters crowd in over a decade the school was well represented by a hard working athletics squad. Consistent hard work all season gave us some of the best and promising results in years.

Juniors – 4th  (up by 3 places from last year)
Intermediate – 7th  (up by 1 place from last year)
Seniors – 8th (down 2 from last year)

The juniors result is just a taste of things to come as they are not only talented but hard working, they will need to keep their work ethic up in the years to come if they want to take out the win. Intermediate performed well above expectations and I was over the moon with their hunger and aggressive performances – leaving no stone unturned. The seniors although disappointed with their results showed a tremendous amount of spirit and were a big driving force behind the program all season; training during Years 11 and 12 isn’t easy but these boys set a fine example for  the younger Years to follow.

Very promising results for the future, our aim from here is to retain the KIPPAX cup at this year’s CHS State Athletics Carnival. The goal from here on is to never drop below 4th in juniors again and keep that position as the group moves through the age groups. The dream is High will be 4th or better in all age sections with the overall objective - to win.

The boys showed this season and on the weekend that they will not let others opinion of them dictate what they do, they can perform better, they can attend multiple training sessions and in my experience can surprise you with how much they want success.

Special mention must go to Josh Tassell. As head coach he is instrumental in the preparation and training of the athletes. All coaches did a great job this season and they are all willing to come back again. Thank you to all the parents, especially to the parents who have helped over the season.

Outstanding performances on the day –
Pete Upatising – winning the Open Long Jump (Sydney Boys High now have a stranglehold on this event – 2 years in a row)

Benjamin Nguyen winning U13 100m Division (he is under 12 so with training will be in contention for the championship next season)

Ryan Ho-Shon with his win in the u14 100m Division

Lucas Wong, after tearing his hamstring in the 200m, was given as much time as needed to make up his mind if he was going to continue racing. He received heavy strapping and under the advice of Head Coach and Physio started his U14 Championship race swapping his lead leg around and accelerating for the first 10m at 80% after that he was unstoppable winning just 0.03 off the record.

Under 14s 4x100m relay (Ray Gu, Lucas Wong, Ryan Ho-Shon, Brandon Nguyen) winning with one of the most polished changes to be seen by a High team.

Individual Results from Saturdays AAGPS Athletics Carnival -

Anson, Ned -
#24 Men 800 Metre Open Championship NT 2:03.31 (5)

Borscz, Marcus -
#44 Men Shot Put U13 Championship ND 9.70m (7)

Cai, James -
#5 Men Long Jump U17 Championship ND 6.01m (4)
#48 Men High Jump U17 Championship NH 1.65m (7)
#60 Men 100 Metre U16 Championship NT 11.75 (7)

Chan, Anderson -
#68 Men 400 Metre U13 Championship NT 65.11 (7)

Chang, Ian -
#47 Men Long Jump U16 Championship ND 5.98m (4)
#59 Men 100 Metre U16 Division NT 11.91 (5)

Chang, William -
#71 Men 400 Metre U16 Championship NT 53.72 (6)

Chen, Byron -
#63 Men 100 Metre Open Division NT 11.84 (8)

Chen, William F -
#4 Men Shot Put U16 Championship ND 12.34m (5)

Chen, William T -
#19 Men 800 Metre U16 Division NT 2:07.64 (5)

Chew, Marcel -
#37 Men 200 Metre U13 Championship NT 27.21 (5)
#54 Men 100 Metre U13 Championship NT 13.05 (5)

Chung, Steven -
#43 Men 3000 Metre Open Championship NT 9:36.71 (6)
#76 Men 1500 Metre Open Championship NT 4:29.40 (8)

Comninos, Steve -
#18 Men Shot Put Open Championship ND 12.42m (6)

Dang, Kevin -
#42 Men 200 Metre Open Championship NT 24.82 (9)

Dang, Thien -
#39 Men 200 Metre U15 Championship NT 24.36 (6)
#46 Men Long Jump U15 Championship ND 5.47m (5)
#58 Men 100 Metre U15 Championship NT 11.92 (4)

Dong Luo, Yi -
#34 Men 110 Metre Hurdles U17 Championship NT 18.92 (8)

Fan, Kevin -
#31 Men 110 Metre Hurdles U16 Division NT 18.12 (6)

Forday, Jayden -
#35 Men 110 Metre Hurdles Open Division NT 20.30 (7)

Fowler, Noah -
#17 Men Shot Put U17 Championship ND 12.42m (7)

Gek, Jerry -
#18A Men Shot Put Open Division ND 7.46m (8)

Gu, Ray -
#2 Men High Jump U14 Championship NH 1.45m (7)
#14 Men Long Jump U14 Championship ND 4.88m (6)

Guo, Allen -
#8 Men 800 Metre U13 Championship NT 2:22.79 (7)
#50 Men 1500 Metre U13 Championship NT 5:08.05 (8)

Hoad, Luke -
#22 Men 800 Metre U17 Championship NT 2:08.63 (7)
#72 Men 400 Metre U17 Championship NT 53.71 (7)

Holmstrom, Eric -
#10 Men 800 Metre U14 Championship NT 2:18.91 (9)
#51 Men 1500 Metre U14 Championship NT 4:46.96 (4)

Hong, Jason -
#4A Men Shot Put U16 Division ND 9.95m (6)

Ho-Shon, Ryan –
#55 Men 100 Metre U14 Division NT 12.18 (1)
#69 Men 400 Metre U14 Championship NT 57.05 (5)

Lee, Eugene -
#23 Men 800 Metre Open Division NT 2:09.41 (9)
#64 Men 100 Metre Open Championship NT 11.44 (8)
#73 Men 400 Metre Open Championship NT 51.77 (5)

Love, Elliot -
#70 Men 400 Metre U15 Championship NT 57.15 (9)

Mah, Leonard -
#41 Men 200 Metre U17 Championship NT 22.72 (4)
#62 Men 100 Metre U17 Championship NT 11.27 (6)

McGrath, Conor -
#11 Men 800 Metre U15 Division NT 2:11.16 (4)
#52 Men 1500 Metre U15 Championship NT 4:28.73 (3)

Merrick, Ethan –
#40 Men 200 Metre U16 Championship NT 24.12 (6)

Montuno, Eli -
#45A Men Shot Put U14 Division ND 10.37m (3)

Mukaddam, Abdur-Rahman -
#9 Men 800 Metre U14 Division NT 2:42.79 (8)

Musgrove, Sam -
#17A Men Shot Put U17 Division ND 11.68m (6)

Nguyen, Benjamin -
#13 Men Long Jump U13 Championship ND 4.49m (5)
#25 Men 90 Metre Hurdles U13 Division NT 16.16 (5)
#53 Men 100 Metre U13 Division NT 13.19 (1)

Nguyen, Brandon -
#28 Men 100 Metre Hurdles U14 Championship NT 15.41 (3)

Nguyen, Francis -
#7 Men 800 Metre U13 Division NT 2:25.30 (6)

Ramanathan, Raghav -
#1 Men High Jump U13 Championship NH 1.35m (5)

Rankin, Angus -
#3 Men Shot Put U15 Championship ND 11.35m (8)
#15 Men High Jump U15 Championship NH 1.60m (6)

Saha, Rick -
#32 Men 110 Metre Hurdles U16 Championship NT 18.70 (7)

Schofield, Jayden -
#75 Men 1500 Metre U17 Championship NT 4:56.02 (9)

Schofield, Luke -
#43A Men 3000 Metre Open Division NT 10:02.19 (5)
#74 Men 1500 Metre U16 Championship NT 4:42.16 (7)

Shen, Yirong -
#27 Men 100 Metre Hurdles U14 Division NT 16.27 (4)

Song, Neil -
#33 Men 110 Metre Hurdles U17 Division NT 16.63 (4)
#61 Men 100 Metre U17 Division NT 11.73 (7)

Tan, Anthony -
#21 Men 800 Metre U17 Division NT 2:17.23 (8)

Tan, Jackson -
#36 Men 110 Metre Hurdles Open Championship NT 18.51 (5)

Tang, Wanyu -
#30 Men 100 Metre Hurdles U15 Championship NT 15.30 (6)

Tinker, James -
#20 Men 800 Metre U16 Championship NT 2:08.79 (6)

Trent, Tim -
#44A Men Shot Put U13 Division ND 8.88m (7)

Upatising, Pete -
#6 Men Long Jump Open Championship ND 6.63m (1)
#49 Men High Jump Open Championship NH NH (9)

Wong, Lucas -
#38 Men 200 Metre U14 Championship NT 24.08 (2)
#56 Men 100 Metre U14 Championship NT 11.47 (1)

Yi, Roy - Male -
#45 Men Shot Put U14 Championship ND 10.90m (4)

Yip, Jason -
#26 Men 90 Metre Hurdles U13 Championship NT 14.98 (5)

Young, Stephen -
#12 Men 800 Metre U15 Championship NT 2:10.00 (4)

Yuan, Gordan -
#16 Men High Jump U16 Championship NH 1.60m (6)

Zheng, Jeffery -
#29 Men 100 Metre Hurdles U15 Division NT 15.10 (2)

Zhou, Ervin -
#3A Men Shot Put U15 Division ND 10.75m (5)
#57 Men 100 Metre U15 Division NT 12.27 (6)

Relays -
1 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#65 Men 4x400 Metre Relay Junior NT 4:06.75 (7)

2 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#66 Men 4x400 Metre Relay Intermediate NT 3:42.62 (4)

3 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#67 Men 4x400 Metre Relay Senior NT 3:41.64 (6)

4 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#77 Men 4x100 Metre Relay U13 Championship NT 51.28 (4)

5 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#78 Men 4x100 Metre Relay U14 Championship NT 47.53 (1)

6 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#79 Men 4x100 Metre Relay U15 Championship NT 48.00 (7)

7 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#80 Men 4x100 Metre Relay U16 Championship NT DQ

8 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#81 Men 4x100 Metre Relay U17 Championship NT 44.45 (7)

9 Sydney Boys' High School - 'A'
#82 Men 4x100 Metre Relay Open Championship NT 45.28 (7)

Kurt Rich
Head Strength & Conditioning Coach
MIC Athletics
MIC Sport Development

Year 7 Learn to Swim Program

Every year the Head of Swimming, Mr Loizou and Head Teacher GPS Sport, Mr Pavone, organise for the Year 7 boys who cannot swim to have 6 lessons at the University of NSW Pool with licenced instructors. 

It is wonderful to see boys who have not encountered water activities blossom with confidence in a structured water environment.  At least 50% of the 20 strong cohort this year actually learnt to swim, float, jump into deep water and push off the bottom and then swim out, and, to a man, they even learnt to dive in their last lesson.

The effort the boys made and the progress they made with each lesson was very exciting to watch.  Considering that they only had 6 lessons to actually learn to swim is miraculous.  All of the boys displayed athleticism and would be good swimmers with a few more lessons.  50% of the boys do need at least another 6 lessons if their parents can manage these so that they achieve real water competence.  A full report on your son’s achievements will be emailed to each parent.  Please congratulate them all on their fantastic achievements.
Mrs Crothers

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SHS Rowing 90 Year Anniversary Appeal Dinner


After 90 summers of rowing, 8 Head of the River First VIII wins and 12 First IV wins, we invite the past and present High Community to come together and help us raise funds to replace damaged boats and trailer after a recent M4 accident on way to a regatta at SIRC.

The outpouring of support from the other GPS and Independent schools has been amazing.

Saturday 24th May 2014

The Great Hall
Sydney Boys High School
Moore Park

Master of Ceremonies:
Jack Singleton
Stroke 1st VIII 1990

With a panel of high profile sport interviewees, auctions, raffles and music, it promises to be an entertaining evening.
Canapés and drinks will be served in the courtyard, followed by a three course dinner.

Ticket: $70
Drinks: Bar prices
Adult Function only

Dress: Dressed Up
RSVP: Friday 16th May

Bookings can be made online at http://www.trybooking.com/82443

Facebook Sydney High School Rowing Appeal Dinner

Dear High Community

In the aftermath of a High boat trailer accident on the M4 recently, SHS Rowing is hosting an APPEAL DINNER to raise money to replace the damaged boats and trailer. 

  • $90,000 worth of damage
  • $31,655 paid to us by insurance (this has just been increased)
  • $20,000 donated by an individual
  • $12,170 donated by old boys
  • $7,500 donated by rowing parents

$18,675 is the updated target!

Many high profile sportsmen are supporting the event and will be involved in the entertainment and interview panel at the dinner.

So far, we welcome to the dinner –

  • Master of Ceremonies, Jack Singleton (1990) - stroked the 1990 High First VIII and
  • Guest Speaker, John Coates - Vice President International Olympic Committee and President Australian Olympic Committee
  • Interviewer, Greg O'Mahoney - Rhodes Scholar, Sky Presenter and former World Champion debater

The Panel Debate - 'Rowing or Rugby' features  interviewees –

  • James Chapman - Olympic Rowing Silver Medalist 2012
  • Dominic Grimm (old boy 2005) - World Rowing Gold Medalist 
  • Izzy Folau - Waratahs and Australian rugby player
  • Kurtley Beale - Waratahs and Australian rugby player

Also featuring

  • Mark Prater (old boy 2000) - Australian Rowing Coach, and coach of the NSW crew to win the King’s Cup 2014
  • Greg Harris (past teacher at High) - CEO Australian Rugby Union Players Association

The dinner is on Saturday 24 May and we hope the school community can join us to celebrate 90 years of High Rowing!

Bookings can be made online at http://www.trybooking.com/82443

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