High Notes, Vol 7 No 35, November 10 2006

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From the Principal

Clearance Forms
Student Clearance Forms are being printed for the end of year sign out process. The school needs to know that all outstanding fees, charges, equipment maintenance or accounts have been paid and that textbooks and equipment have been returned. Each form is produced to reflect an individual student’s circumstances. Students should look carefully at their Clearance Forms and fulfil their obligations before reporting to the relevant person to sign off on the form.

Staff members are reminded that they have a reciprocal obligation to help students fulfil their obligations by checking off textbook / equipment returns even if a particular teacher is not available – eg HSC marking / leave. Boys frequently complain to me that they have been turned away at department level when attempting to get sheets signed. My suggestion is that a list of textbooks or equipment required for certain classes is located centrally so that multiple visits to staff rooms do not have to be made by boys trying to comply with Clearance Form policy.

Tennis Court Lawn
Boys have been congregating around the new seats on the tennis courts lawn between the tennis courts and the main building. This area is a transit area only. At recess and lunch it is not supervised and boys are not expected to be there. It is out of bounds. Please respect the area as it is one of the few places where irrigated grass growing is possible. You can expect to face negative consequences if you do not keep moving through this transit area. Do not walk on the grass!

New Staff
This week we welcome on board Mr James Rudd, our new Information Technology Officer. We have made an undertaking to establish this position for an initial 3-year term, funded by the school. Mr Rudd has had extensive experience in network management at our school while studying at UNSW. He has both the practical know-how and the academic background for the position. He is also very good at professional development. Staff and students stand to benefit tangibly and substantially from his presence in the school on a full time basis.

New Financial Arrangements
Many schools charge an administration fee and then all activities are organised on a cost recovery, ‘user pays’ principle. At High we have a ‘global fee’ concept where most things boys do are covered by the payment of a single fee. At Melbourne High School, I am told that fee is $1000. Due to a rapid expansion of coaching services, duty of care costs and other operating expenses, the global fee no longer covers activity costs in certain areas. In the following calculations, the allocation of entitlements to earn parking revenue has not been included, as groups have to earn that money and therefore have a right to spend it. In the interests of equity, the school will invoice families for certain activities that have absorbed an excessive proportion of the school fees allocated to the area.

For 2007, I am proposing the notion of ‘Global Plus’ in respect of certain activities. The rationale for the exercise runs like this. Say 89% of 1140 boys paid $665 in a global fee. Total collections would be $674,709. Half of the fees collected are allocated to the sports program as per the agreed formula, say $337,354. Sports administration – GPS fees, umpires, entries, casual salaries, weights rooms, speed training – costs $100,000, leaving $237,354. Athletics is between seasons for everyone - $10,000, leaving $227,354. We assume boys play sports in winter and summer, so one season’s total would be $113,677. The proportion of global fees funding any individual sport is thus no greater than $100 per head per season. Therefore, big sports like basketball (280) and football (312) are being funded appropriately at $30,000 each. Cricket is growing in popularity and needs its $25,000 budget.

Other sports, like rowing, sailing, tennis and rifle shooting, are inherently very expensive to operate. These sports repeatedly overrun their budgets due to rising costs of delivery.

The idea of Global Plus is to levy a ‘co-payment’ on expensive sports once their budget is well in excess of the $100 / head benchmark. Boys doing sailing ($277/head from school budget) currently pay $200 per term to help defray the costs of boats, sails, safety equipment, entry fees, professional coaching and support vessel. The cost of rowing to the school budget is $475/head. It is reasonable that even though rowing is a most important GPS sport, a ‘co-payment’ of $200 per season is defensible. Target rifle shooting is even more expensive ($588), so $200 per season will be required from boys to fund it. Tennis is quite a large sport (140) but requires a heavy commitment to professional coaching and court time. It is currently absorbing $214 per head. A co-payment of $75 per season is necessary to develop tennis as a GPS sport.

The school is not intending to move towards a ‘user pays’ method for funding its activities. The current system maximises opportunity and students’ choices. However, in the interests of equity, excessive expenditures on particular sports need to be borne in part by participating families. One of the great things about this school is that the 5% of families who cannot afford to contribute are covered anonymously by the generosity of the 90% who can. I would like again to exhort the 5% who can afford to pay but choose not to, to appreciate what a difference their contribution could make to the operations of the school.

We are very conscious of the possibility that the introduction of co-payments could inhibit participation in expensive sports. We are developing an endowment fund to augment the Student Assistance Scheme so that, on application, co-payments could be funded for needy students. Talented sportsmen can also be funded tax deductibly via the ‘sports scholarship’ section of the Australian Sports Foundation, Sydney Boys High School Sports Development Project. In addition, donors can give to ‘sports development’ for the sport of their choice. Pooled funds will be used to fund sports development and assist individuals in meeting the extra costs of participating in the sport of their choice.

We hope that the introduction of Global Plus will be seen by our community as a fair and just modification to the global notion of one fee covers all. Ultimately, all students and their families will benefit from a broader distribution of the school’s funds.
Dr K Jaggar
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Secure Internet Browsing and Email

Important message for ALL students. On 20 November, the school will be switched over to “Secure Internet Browsing and Email”, a DET initiative for all schools. Under this system all students and staff will be required to login to the DET Portal (http://portal.det.nsw.edu.au) for internet browsing and email.

All students will be issued with a Department username and password. Also students will be issued with a Department email address. The email address will be in the format: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The username and password will be needed by students to access this email address. It will also be needed every time you wish to browse the internet from school.

Web based email accounts such as Yahoo, Hotmail, Gmail etc will not function under this new system, and are completely blocked.

When you wish to login to the school network, you will login as usual with the username and login that you do now. However, when you wish to browse on the internet, you will be prompted to enter your Department username and password. Also, if you wanted to check your Department email (ie. @education.nsw.gov.au) you will need to enter your Department username and password.

Although the change over is 20 November, it is advisable that you login before this date, as the first time you login you will be required to change your password and you may experience difficulty with this if you leave it until after the 20th.

You can find out your username and password from the SBHS Student Portal, accessible by clicking the “Students” link at the bottom of the Sydney Boys High website (www.sydneyboyshigh.com).

All students must also read the DET Acceptable Usage Policy available from the SBHS Student Portal.
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Notice to All Year 11 Parents

In 2002 the current Year 12 parents hosted a Welcome Party for us and we are now returning the favour with a Farewell Party for them on Friday 17 November from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm. All Year 11 parents are asked to make a contribution towards this event by either donating a plate of finger food (sandwiches/sushi/spring rolls/mini bagels/dips/fruits etc); a flower arrangement; or a small cash donation. Whichever option you choose, please contact us promptly so that the event can be organised.

  • If you choose to send in food, there are platters available at school that your son can take home the day before the party, however you would need to deliver the food after school on the Friday. If you are able to help with food please contact Judy Fetherston on 9327-3757 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • If you choose to donate flowers, or are able to help with creating nice flower arrangements contact Gabriele on 9523-7898 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
  • If you are unable to assist with food or flowers you may choose to make a donation. Donations can be paid into the ‘Y12 Farewell account’ at the school office.
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7.30pm, Wednesday 22 November 2006
Staff common room

  • We need your support
  • Office bearers urgently sought
  • Assistant positions are open and would suit parents who have limited time to spare

Even if you don’t want to be part of the executive, we urge you to attend and take part in this important aspect of your son’s life at high!
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From the P&C: A Big Thank You to Parents

A BIG Thank You This year the fundraising efforts by parents through the P & C has contributed many valuable resources for our sons’ education:

  • $46K - new library building & school building fund
  • $33K - refurbishment of school hall to obtain licence to lease hall to public and so raise more money
  • $10K - data projection equipment
  • $10K - tennis courts redevelopment
  • $10K - school signs

So thanks to all parents for the many voluntary hours put in at the canteen, parking and fundraising events and for your financial contributions to the P & C - your efforts make a big difference!
Andy Chow
P & C Treasurer

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From the Rugby Master’s Desk

Last season several players took advantage of having a professionally fitted mouth guard made by O-Pro mouth guards. This company has offered the same service again next year. A qualified dentist will visit the school and take dental impressions, have the mouth guard produced and delivered to the school before the rugby season. O-Pro has suggested the best time to take the impressions will be in March 2007. The cost of the mouth guards is around $100 which can be claimed from most private health funds. If you would like to use this service, please see me before 30 November 2006 (O-Pro deadline).

I would strongly recommend all rugby players to use a professionally fitted mouth guard, whether or not you use this particular service.
G. Stein
MIC Rugby

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Debating Supporters Group AGM

Tuesday 14 November 6.30 pm
Teachers Common Room, SBHS

All parents of Debaters are invited join us for the final meeting of the year. To submit items for the agenda please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Ms J Brewer
MIC Debating

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Rowing News

The senior selection was held on Friday November 3 at SIRC at Penrith. The day was a full one which required a monumental effort form the coaches, Oliver Wilson, Dave Luscombe, George Barris, Fin Murray, James Gerofi, the coaching director Mark Prater and the support team of Chris Watson and David Daish. Mr Daish commented that the return boatloading was amongst the best that he had seen.

The school minibus left at 6.00am from the sheds to head to Penrith with Chris Watson and Mark Prater in charge of students. Dave Luscombe towed the boats from the sheds with David Daish watching carefully over the boats. All arrived together at Penrith to allow the sculling time trial to begin before 8.00am.

Andrew Pham recorded the fastest sculling time with David Vien placed second followed by Ty Linegar and Tom Hurrell.. All other rowers had to go through seat racing to gain their place in the first and second VIIIs. The seat racing is based on margins between crews with different combinations and racing was very close which meant that the differentiation between the crews is very slight this year. Crews are provisional at this stage and the second selection for these crews takes place on January 16.

Seat racing was made possible by the new coxswain Anton Jurisevic rising to the challenge and the efforts of Patrick Desmond from the juniors and the old hand Andrew Huang. Robbie Chen returning from injury filled in as the fourth coxswain.

The day proved to be long but far less eventful than last year with the looming storm once again providing the inspiration to load the boats quickly for the return journey. The senior VIIIs will be competing in the Head of the Parramatta on November 18 and will be joined by a selection of other crews including the first Year 10 VIII which has been selected at this stage by a combination of ergometer scores and seat racing.

Junior crews have only been placed in tentative crews at this stage and their formal selection will take place on the days outlined in the Rowing Calendar in late December. At the moment we are boating four Year 8 crews, from Year 7 boys, and seven Year 9 crews. We have enough rowers for two and a half Year 10 VIIIs so there is still room in the third Year 10 VIII for any interested Year 9 boys who can swim.

Tom Hurrell is this year’s Captain of Boats with Andrew Pham the Vice Captain. With the assistance of Chris Watson and Joshua Hui we have been able to produce cds of Rowing photos of 2005-6 season. These are available from me for $5 and contain over 600 photos.
C Barris
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Basketball: Your Call Ref!

12 TEAM ARTEST is dribbling down the court and wards off defensive player 7 TEAM WALLACE with his clenched fist. An unsportsmanlike foul is called. This is the 11th team foul called on TEAM ARTEST in the first half. What is the correct penalty?

a) This is a team control foul, so no shots are taken and TEAM WALLACE receives the ball for a throw-in at the nearest point out of bounds?
b) A held ball, with the alternating arrow dictating which team receives the ball for a throw-in?
c) Two free throws to 7 TEAM WALLACE and the ball put back into play by TEAM WALLACE at the centre-line/side-line?
d) Two free throws to be taken by any player from the TEAM WALLACE team with the ball put back into play by TEAM WALLACE at the centre-line/side-line?
e) Weekend detention for both players.

Art. 36.1.1 & penalty 36.2.2 Tell us that free throws WILL be awarded to the player who has been fouled, therefore c) is the correct one here.

Any student or Old Boy who attends with the intent of supporting the school’s referee program will be paid for by the basketball budget. (See Mr Hayman.) The course is for anybody who is interested in learning the art of Refereeing, or who just want to learn more about the great game of basketball.

It will be run on Saturday 11th November from 1.00pm until 4.00pm and will be in the meeting room at North Sydney Indoor Sports Centre. With NSBA referee development officer Howard Nixon running the course you will be receiving tuition from one of the best in the business.

The cost of $30.00 includes full Course Notes, Rule Book, Whistle and Lanyard. You can enrol for the course by going to www.nsba.com.au/camp For all enquiries relating to the course, contact Howard Nixon on 9906 7877.
B Hayman
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From the Office

When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required.

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

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

The Principal must approve all leave applications.

Another email service for parents
Parents who supply the school with an email address can now have two useful information streams. A reminder about High Notes with a link to the current edition can be emailed to you each week. An updated report on your son’s attendance record can now be sent to you on a daily or weekly basis. To get your electronic High Notes, enter your email on the High Notes page of http://www.sydneyboyshigh.com.

If you would like to have your son’s attendance record sent to you send your email address to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please include your son’s name and date of birth in the email.
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SBHS Parking for P & C

Friday 10 November
5 pm until 8 pm

Hello everyone. P&C need some help for Friday night. I have 2 volunteers so far, both from Year 7. If any older boys still need some award scheme points, we would love to see you. Also a few mums and dads to direct cars and take money.

Please e-mail if you are available to the parking co-ordinator This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 0411 430 394.
Thank you
Lyndell Evans

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The High Armada

Rainy and cold weather kept some sailors off the water this weekend.

In the Laser Division, Muhamed’s mast snapped even before the racing began. Quick work on land meant he was back on the water and ready to start with all the other competitors for race one. Jed was our other Laser sailor, and he kept up with the pack. By race three, both Muhamed and Jed were in the leading group, and we expect their results only to improve.

The Pacers also had a great sail. Three Pacers hit the water. Once we were on the water, we were flying. Luckily the wind that kept us off the water last week had calmed down. We managed to get in 3 races. In each race we were getting better. For future races we need to pull on everything tighter and get the extra height we desperately needed.

On another note our sailors are keen to race as a team. This is a different type of sailing race.

The recognised format for Teams Racing involves racing in two handed dinghies, three a side (in our case Pacers). The two teams of three, race to try and achieve a winning combination of places - the lowest score wins. The scoring system is usually: 1st place - 1 point 2nd place - 2 points 3rd place - 3 points and so on.

The team racer has two main weapons. Firstly, he can position his boat between the wind and his opponent, thus blanketing his sails and slowing him down. Secondly, he can use the right-of-way rules to his advantage, approaching his opponents in such a way that his competition has to change course or incur a penalty.

To maintain order, and keep everyone out of the protest room, the racing is followed by umpires in small inflatables. If protested against, a competitor can accept his punishment and complete a 360° turn or he can wait for the umpires to give a decision which may result in a green flag for 'no penalty' or a 720° turn if the protest is upheld. Everything happens very quickly and tactical decision making and understanding of the rules is critical.

On Mondays, after school, sailors are learning more about rules and sailing tactics. If you’re interested, speak to Ms. Boukatos.

This week we feature our Captain of Sailing Muhamed Mehmedbasic.

Why did you start sailing?
One of the activities at our Year 7 camp was sailing, something that I looked forward to but had no clue about. Hoping to learn more about it, I chose sailing as my next summer sport, and have been hooked ever since.

What is your favourite part of sailing?
The fact that it is so different to anything else I do during the week. To me it feels so rewarding and fulfilling to spend time on Wednesdays and Saturdays sailing on the Harbour in a small boat.

What is the worst thing that happened?
Probably being out on the water for hours on end in cold, rainy weather, wearing only a rashie for “warmth”. But even then there is a hot shower to look forward to at the end of the day.

If I could sail any boat, I would sail…
a Beneteau 40 because it has a fast hull and an effortless rig.

The Breakfast Team of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and Pacific Sailing School

Are offering 3 fully funded scholarships to their Learn to Sail Program to sailors from Sydney Boys High.

The sailors will receive training on International J24 Yachts and opportunities to crew on members’ yachts at the conclusion of the course.
The courses are run during school holidays from the Cruising Yacht Club in Rushcutters Bay.
See Ms Boukatos for further details.
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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

High VS Shore

2005 (last time)

 1st LOSS 94-53 H.WALKER 20
2nd LOSS 68-31 S.SUGITO 11
3rd LOSS 15-56 J.TAO 8
4th LOSS 54-15 J.TAO 6
5th LOSS 24-41 J.XIE 8
6th LOSS 23-44 M.LIU 10
7th LOSS 19-49 J.LU 11
8th LOSS 20-21 J.PHU 6
16A LOSS 19-31 D.NG 4
16B LOSS 29-30 J.SHIH 13
16C WIN 27-18 C.YANG 9
16D LOSS 22-20 B.WANG 6
16E LOSS 21-17 B.LUNG 6
15A WIN 19-18 M.LAU 6
15B LOSS 45-7 D.SHAN 4
15C LOSS 42-17 T.TRAN 6
15D LOSS 16-35 N.WONG 7
15E LOSS 16-44 V.UNG 4
14A WIN 23-15 J.SUTTON 7
14B LOSS 26-29 M.LI 10
14C LOSS 19-27 V.VO 11
14D LOSS 28-32 L.LI 10
14E LOSS 23-34 H.VI 12

Term 4 2006 (this time)

 1st LOSS 101-55 H.WALKER 19, V.NGUYEN 18
2nd LOSS 39-30 S.WANG 12
3rd LOSS 23-42 A.LEUNG 7
4th LOSS 23-47 A.WANG 6
5th RAIN    
6th RAIN    
7th WIN 12-11 R.YUNG 6
8th DRAW 19-19 W.LU 6
16A WIN 30-27 A.YANG 13
16B LOSS 40-26 D.SHAN 12
16C LOSS 30-23 T.TRAN 5
16D LOSS 31-13 N.WONG 7
16E LOSS 37-16 V.UNG 6
15A WIN 40-26 S.YOON 16
15B LOSS 33-34 M.PHUNG 14
15C LOSS 25-24 I.LU 9
15D WIN 22-18 J.JIANG 10
15E LOSS 24-33 S.YUNG 10
14A LOSS 21-27 A.YE 8
14B LOSS 11-47 S. BESTON 4
14D LOSS 6-81 Y.WONG 2
14E LOSS 20-34 V.ZHENG 12


Results of this week were much better than the last - with 16 and 15As continuing their winning streaks and a few close losses like 2nd grade. High is disadvantaged by the difference of our height and strength but by playing smart and training hard. The wins will come-keep working lads!!

3rd Grade Match Report
: 23-47 (loss).
Top Scorer: A.Leung 7
3rd Grade came into their Shore encounter still reeling from their victory over Grammar the previous week. From the tip-off High appeared set to dominate, scoring the opening basket and continuing this trend into half time with a respectable lead. Unfortunately their inexhaustible bench eventually got the better of our undermanned side pulling away in a disciplined 2nd half performance. The end result didn't reflect our efforts - in particular Alvin Leung top scoring as our specialist forward, and our point guards Michael Bock and Bill Sun.
by Lachlan Street, forward of 3rd grade

Below are the match reports of the two 1st grade games played before this week. Both are much more successful than the previous year’s and even a win against Kings. Records show it may have been a few years since High 1st grade started a season with a win!

1st Grade Match Report, HIGH VS KINGS
: 91-77 (Win).
Top Scorer: V. Nguyen 29, H. Walker 20
After months of preparation the first game was no disappointment for the team, coach and fans alike. High came out blazing in the first quarter, Victor Nguyen pouncing on Kings’ poor ball handlers and scoring easily in transition, ending the quarter on a massive 35 to 14. The second quarter showed more of the same with the first quarter intensity continued by the likes of Alex Vertoudakis and Stuart Sugito coming off the bench and hitting big shots. The score was 50-25 at halftime. The third quarter saw big foul problems, with almost all starters rested on 3 or 4 fouls. An almost fatal lapse in intensity on defence and scoring ensued, and Kings came within 2 points at one stage in the quarter. However, realising the situation at the start of the fourth quarter, coach Alex Hayman called time out to put some starters back on the floor and get back to work. A 14-0 run ensued, as High made a mockery of the Kings trap, putting the game out of Kings’ reach in a matter of minutes. A great first win for High, adding first grade to all A grade wins on the day. It showed the strength of Moussa Farhat, Wei Zhuang, Pat Gallego and in particular Victor Nguyen against weaker defence; in the end the result was a no-doubter, 91-77.

1st Grade Match Report, HIGH VS GRAMMAR
: 73-89 (loss).
Top Scorer: H. Walker 38, V. Nguyen 15
Coming into the Grammar game with a cocky attitude and being mentally unprepared cost High what should have been a win. Numerous team mistakes on defence and offence lead to easy Grammar baskets. Again foul trouble was a huge factor in our lapse in defence, with 5 players fouling out. Grammar’s fundamental style of team defence slowed our offence for much of the game, besides Grammar’s poor defence of the on-ball screen. A brief pick-up in intensity in the third quarter gave High a two point lead, before foul trouble again caught up, and Grammar blew the game out against High’s remaining five players. Oliver Konakoff played big on defence and offence, but in the end it wasn’t enough for High, going down 89-73.

Video Competition
Record footages of your game this season! The best video footage created will be shown at the basketball dinner!

*Reminder to all team captains, please email your match reports by Monday to Mr Hayman
* ~Brought to you by Johny Shih
   ~Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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Music Notes

China Music Tour 2007
The Music Department in collaboration with the Australian Chinese Culture & Arts Group are organising a 16-day music tour to China in the 2007 July holidays. This is a wonderful opportunity for the students to perform in the Beijing International Youth Carnival 2007 with other youth bands from 21 countries worldwide. As well as participating in the Grand Parade in Wang Fu Jing and the music show of Olympic Opening Music, students will visit renowned tourist sites around Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou and Nan Jing. The anticipated cost of this tour will be approximately $2850 which includes airfare, all meals, accommodation, and entries. The information evening for the Music tour to China was held on the last Monday of Term 3. If you were unable to attend but are still interested in joining the tour, please contact one of the music staff at school for information (9361-6910 Ext. no. 109) or collect a copy of the Itinerary and permission note from the Music staffroom.

Music Awards Assembly
Our first music awards assembly will be held on Monday the 20th of November at 11:10am in the Great Hall. This assembly acknowledges the boys’ continuing contribution and achievements in the music program and will highlight some outstanding performances this year. All parents and family most welcome to attend this assembly. We hope to see you there.

Music Committee Meeting
There will be a parent music committee meeting held on Tuesday the 28th of November in the Staff Common Room at 7pm. We would like to invite all parents; new and old, whose son is involved in the Music Program to attend this meeting. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sydney Boys High Jazz in the Courtyard
Come along to the Sydney Boys High School Jazz in the Courtyard concert. Join us on Sunday the 12th of November 2006 at 3:00pm in the school’s Courtyard for a great afternoon of fun, and be entertained by our fantastic Jazz bands. Bring your Picnic blanket and basket and enjoy the wonderful music. Boys in Stage Bands need to be at school by 10am for the workshop beforehand and lunch will be provided at around 1pm-2pm for all the students.
Uniform: Usual white shirts with Colourful Ties
Bring: Instruments and accessories

An important change to the billing in the MUSIC PERFORMANCE PROGRAM
Please be advised of a change to the billing system for instrumental lessons.
The school will invoice the students from the start of term 4. Payments need to be made directly to the school for your son’s lessons.
It has come to our notice that there are many outstanding fees and all outstanding fees need to be paid ASAP. Non-payment puts the program’s continuation in jeopardy. If you have any financial difficulties, please discuss this in confidence with the music staff as soon as possible.
Thank you.

SBHS Spring Music Festival
This year’s Spring Music Festival will be a twilight concert starting at 5pm on Sunday the 19th of November in the school’s Great Hall. All members of the music ensemble program except for stage bands are to attend. Information and order forms are outside the music staffroom and tickets can be purchased through the main office and picked up from the music staff once payment is made. Tickets will also be sold on the night, but we encourage you to buy them prior to the performance so the concert will begin promptly on time. We also ask that all students bring a plate of food to share (tea and coffee will be supplied) as there will be a short interval in the middle of the concert. We look forward to a wonderful evening of quality performances by our talented musicians and hope you are able to attend to support their efforts and hard work.

Music Awards Assembly
Our first music awards assembly will be held on Monday the 20th of November at 11:10am in the Great Hall. This assembly acknowledges the boys’ continuing contribution and achievements in the music program and will highlight some outstanding performances this year. All parents and family most welcome to attend this assembly. We hope to see you there.

Price: $10.00 per head or $25.00 per family.

Please complete and detach the form below and return to the music staff by Friday 10th of November 2006. (Week 4, Term 4)

Spring Music Festival Ticket Order
Name of Student:  _______________________________    Roll Class: _______________
Number of tickets required:       Single: _______    Family: _______             

Total cost:       $ ____________
Type of payment:  Cheque______  Cash ______  B/Card______  M/Card______  Visa______
Name on Card:  _________________________________________ Expiry Date: __ __ / __ __
Card No.     __ __ __ __       __ __ __ __       __ __ __ __       __ __ __ __
Signature: ________________________________________

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High Cricket Bulletin

Day 2 of Round 1 got off to an unpredictable and rain threatening start with Group 2 teams ultimately suffering the results of the wet at Shore and Reg Bartley Oval where most matches were scheduled on Turf pitches.

Play was abandoned for the 5th XI, 3rd XI (Day 2), 16B, 15B, 14B and 14 C teams on arrival at the grounds. However the pleasing feature was the attendance by all boys selected with the exception of the 15 B team which for the second time had several boys missing without advice of their non attendance.

1st XI (Day 2) HIGH 9 / 349 - Defeated - GRAMMAR 10 / 237 and 6 / 119
Best bowling- Grammar’s 1st Innings - Dakshika Gunaratne 5 / 40 and Tom Castleton 4 /36.
Grammar’s 2nd Innings – Kerrod McPherson 2 /19 and Reuben George 2 /14. Website match Report posted.

2nd XI (Day 2) GRAMMAR 3 decl. 187 and 3 / 84 - Defeated - HIGH 10 / 115 and 10 / 155
Batting (1st Inn) Aditya Naik 41, Matthew Coutts 21. (2nd Inn) Aditya Naik 30, Blaise Prentice Davidson 32, Matthew Coutts 24. Bowling (1st Inn) Michael Coutts, Daniel Simpson and Blaise Prentice Davidson 1 wkt each. (2nd Inn) Matthew Coutts 2 /29 and Daniel Simpson 1 /18

3rd XI HIGH 2 /26 - Drew with- GRAMMAR 9 declared 166

16 As(Day 2) HIGH 7 / 249 - Defeated - GRAMMAR 3 Declared / 246
Commencement of Day 2 and the High batsmen started the long chase to overhaul Grammar’s total of 246 With a punishing century by Nakul Pedneker who made 118 and a boundary from the team Captain Alisdair Brown unbeaten with 61 n.o. High passed Grammar’s score with 4 overs to spare. Congratulations to all members of the team on a memorable win. Website Match Report posted.

15As(Day 2) GRAMMAR 2 decl.189 - Defeated - HIGH 10 / 188 and 5 /86
Grammar commenced Day 2 at 0 /61 due to High missing 2 vital catches in first 6 overs on Day 1. Those catches proved the turning point as the openers went on to almost reach High’s score before losing 2 quick wkts. Shadman Ali took both wkts. Website Match Report posted

14As(Day 2) GRAMMAR 10 / 304 - Defeated - HIGH 10 / 60 and 10 /134
A tough ask chasing 304 and High were all out for 60 in their first innings. A team talk between innings saw the boys take on the team plan and to their credit put together 134 in their 2nd innings demonstrating that they have the potential and determination to achieve greater results in future matches. Best bowling from Nakul Bhagwat, Michael Phung with 3 wkts each and Andrew Huynh took 2 wkts. Best batting in the 2nd innings Nakul Bhagwat 63, Pasan Pannila 20 and Kumudika Gunaratne 17. Website Match Report filed.

I am pleased to advise that we have received a donation of $100-00 to start our fund raising efforts for the additional run-up improvement to the new cricket nets.. ASF forms can be obtained from the Head Teacher - Sport, Mr Ayre or Laurie Heil and we look forward to your support in providing this valuable addition to our new nets. We have targeted the 13 December to achieve the goal of $2,800-00.

CRICKET BARBECUE – THURSDAY 23 November at 5.00 pm
To celebrate the completion of our new cricket nets, we will be holding a BBQ on site on Thursday 23 November commencing at 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm. You will see some of our boys from Year 7 to our Open teams in action and boys being trained on the Bowling Machines. A BBQ and soft drinks will be available at a small cost of $2-00 for a Sandwich and $1-50 for drinks. All proceeds will assist our fund raising efforts.

All parents are invited to join us and enjoy the benefit of our long wait for this facility and see how your boys will benefit.

Best wishes to all teams for our Round 2 clashes with St.Ignatius (“Iggy’s”)
Laurie Heil
MIC Cricket

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Fundraising: Coffee Orders

Order by end of Lunch Tuesday 14th November
Friday 18th November (orders sent home with boys)

Funds Raised contribute to the 125th Anniversary Project New Library and Performing Arts Space

Combined Orders >3kg filled anytime
All  orders taken during coffee drives

Buyer’s Name ______________________________________  Class ___________

Coffee Weight Cost Style
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Quantity Subtotal ($)
Elbon Special 250g $8  Plunger     
500g $15  Plunger     
1kg $30  Plunger     
Columbian 250g $8  Plunger     
500g $15  Plunger     
1kg $30  Plunger     


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