High Notes, Vol 7 No 37, November 24 2006

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From the Principal

High Talent
High volleyball chalked up another title when the open team (1st grade + 16As composite) defeated Baulkham Hills to win the two day NSW Volleyball State Championship. Stand out performers were Terry Ly, Oliver Konakoff and Victor Nguyen. Congratulations to the team and Mr Kay, their coach. High Distinction results in music examinations were earned by: Brian Lau (Year 9) AMusA Piano performance, Matthew Wong (Year 9) 5th grade Musicianship, Michael Wong (Year 7) 4th grade Musicianship, Timothy Shu (Year 9) 3rd grade Musicianship, Jun Dai (Year 10) 3rd grade Musicianship and Christian Katsikaros (Year 9) 3rd grade clarinet. Congratulations, boys!

Electronic High Notes
For the last couple of years, the administration has been collecting student and parent email addresses for approved communication purposes. One of these is the emailing of the link to the latest High Notes. The school also prints hard copies for all the boys. In the interests of saving resources and time, we propose to email an html link to High Notes to as many parents as we possibly can, thereby reducing the need for printed copies. High Notes is a newsletter. Most people see the publication as informative and designed for the currency of its information. Matters of importance are preserved in The Record. Electronic access is efficient and economical and does not rely on boys to bring the newsletter home.

A supply of printed copies of High Notes will be kept in the foyer for boys without access to the internet to take home. We expect to print no more than a couple of hundred copies starting in 2007. If you have not registered your email address in order to receive High Notes as a hot link, please do so by the end of the year. You can register by going to the High Notes page on the website and entering your details.

SWAS (School Within A School) 2007
In a large school there is always the problem of anonymity, of missing out, being unrecognised or unacknowledged. With a population of 1142, High is quite a big school. This year it was decided that we needed to get closer to our boys in the junior school. They need to be in contact with more people, more often to assure their well being. A structural change will take place next year effectively dividing the school into two sections – a junior school and a senior school. There will be separate assemblies for the two schools and different administrative, uniform and welfare arrangements.

Boys in Years 10-12 will record their attendance electronically, using swipe cards. Boys in Years 7-9 will attend roll call. Parents are expected to contact the school if their son is going to be away. Dialling 93616910 and pressing 4 allows you to leave a voicemail message 24/7. All parents of boys in Years 7-9 will be contacted if their son does not come to school. You have the option to be emailed or to receive a text message rather than contact by telephone. Your details need to be registered with the front office. Years 7-9 will have two teachers looking after them, Years 10-12 only one. The Year Adviser will focus on academic progress and attendance, the other will focus on engagement (co-curricular activities and friendship groups). Parent Teacher evenings will be separated into junior and senior nights to allow greater interaction between parents and teachers about student progress.

After Year 9, boys will re-choose their electives with an eye towards their senior school program. Formal acceleration classes will be offered to Year 10 boys. Additional responsibilities will be offered to Year 9 boys as leaders of the junior school. Generally speaking, assemblies will be conducted one after another for junior and senior boys. Sports afternoons will also be junior and senior. In most sports no one below Year 10 is in a GPS team (first grade/ second grade). Vertically organised sports like fencing, sailing, rifle shooting will be affected by the change. Precocious talents in tennis, basketball or cricket will have to be individually managed.

Once the structure has been established, the welfare team will devise appropriate interventions and programs to suit each school. This innovation is designed to affect school culture so it will take time to grow and will evolve according to experience.

Yearly Reports
Parents of boys in Year 11 should expect to see their sons’ reports, now. Some boys have not yet had their Clearance Forms signed off so they cannot collect theirs. I urge Year 11 boys to hurry up and get their administrative responsibilities attended to so I can discuss their progress with them.

School Uniform
Boys are becoming ill disciplined in the wearing of their school uniform. Ties need to be worn on buttoned collars. Shirts need to be tucked in. Staff are urged to apply negative consequences to repeat offenders.
Dr K Jaggar
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Academic Achievement List – Year 10 2006

Congratulations to the following boys in Year 10 whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 2 are recognised.

Points were awarded as follows - High Distinction: 6, Distinction: 5, Credit: 3, Pass with Merit: 2 Pass: 1, with the qualifying total being 40.

Eric Ang
Ajay Balachandran
Ishan Bapat
Michael Bock
William Chan
Robert Chen
Cary Cheung
Daniel Chin
Matthew Coutts
Jun Dai
David Fan
Danny Fu
Kartik Iyer
Remy Ji
Albert Kim
Nathan Kwok
Sean Lee
Alvin Leung
Nathan Lieu
Simon Liu
Bernard Lung
Zid Mancenindo
Elwin Montoya
Adrian Ng
Varan Perananthan
Jordan Phung
Paul Phuoh
Ricky Ratnayake
Harrison Reid
Kogulan Sriranjan
Marco Sun
Andrew Tang
Simon Ting
David Vien
Jason Wong
Simin Yang
Caly Yang
Alex Yeung
Robert Yoon
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Year 12 Parent Farewell Thank You

Last Friday night the Year 11 parents hosted a Farewell Party for the Year 12 parents, who welcomed us to the school in 2002.

The evening was a great success, good company, great music, an abundance of delicious food served by attentive prefects, plenty of cool drinks, and even fine weather.

I wish to express my gratitude to all the Year 11 parents who generously gave up their time to help out on the night; to the Prefects who did a fantastic job; to the string orchestra and the band for providing lively entertainment under the expert guidance of Ms Suzanna Lim; to Ms Valda Roser for her endless supply of party goods and advice; to the office boys for blowing up the balloons and to Mr Beringer and all the office staff for helping out with the general organisation.

I would not have been able to organise this event without the generous assistance of Gabriele Klocker who took care of the decorations, Judy Fetherston who organised all the food and Melanie & Adrian Vertoudakis together with Judith & Barry Shuttleworth who set up and ran the bar.

Last but not least, a special thank you to all the parents who went to great length to send in delicious food, and to those who made donations instead.

It was a pleasure to organise this event.
Andy Freiman
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Basketball Car Parking

This email below was written by our car parking co-ordinator Shirley Tickner. Shirley has recently put her hand up to support the school in taking on this role. There are over 560 parents with sons in basketball. Please contact Shirley at your earliest convenience via one of the methods printed below.

Dear all,
Many thanks to the following folk who gave their time and effort today, we parked 203 cars and raised $1,871 for basketball.

Leon Sheldon (Y7) and dad Stephen
Josh Tassell (Y7) and dad Jason
Jeremy Rajendram (Yr 8) and dad Ish
Ross Walker – dad of Harry Walker (Y11)
Michael Tickner (Y7) and dad Rod
Matthew Fong (Yr 8) and mum Doris
Brendan Leo (Yr 7) and dad Steven

Would everyone please check their holiday plans and think about helping out on one (or all) of the parking days over the break:

Sunday 10th December “Robbie Williams in Concert” Time TBA

Friday 5th January “Ashes Test Match Australia-England” Time TBA, but will be a.m.

Thursday 25th January “Rotomahana Challenge NSW Waratahs vs Crusaders" Time to be confirmed, around 3 or 4 pm

As you can see some of these dates will be very difficult to find enough willing hands so if you can possibly help please let me know.

If you want more info please reply to me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or phone me on 0410 445 209.

Thanks and regards
Shirley Tickner
Basketball Parking Coordinator

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From The High Store

Year 10:
Come and purchase your senior uniform NOW to miss the back to school rush!

Senior Tie $25
Senior Trousers $59
Shirts short sleeve $21- $23
Shirts long sleeve $22- $25 (depending on size )

SPECIAL THANKS to the wonderful and patient mums who helped me on orientation day. Without you all, it would not have been such smooth sailing.

ANN AYLMER and JENNI RAJENDRAM (check out chicks).

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High Wins NSW Volleyball State Championship
High won the NSW Volleyball Schools Cup on the weekend defeating Baulkam Hills in the tournament final, late on Sunday afternoon in 5 Sets.

The tournament was played in age divisions from U15 upwards. In the open division teams were divided into 2 grades. The top 4 teams in the state (Westfields, Great Lakes, Baulko and High) would play off in the Honours Division to determine the NSW Volleyball State Champion for 2006. Having won the NSW CHS Knockout earlier in the year High were carrying the pressure of being favourites for the event.

Sydney High fielded a composite team of 1st Graders and 16As. Players and positions were as follows: Oliver Konakoff (passer/ hitter), Victor Nguyen (setter), David Dizon (uni), Weiping Lu (CB), Daniel Shan (CB), Zid Mancenido (CB,Uni), Terry Ly (passer/hitter), Ritam Mitra (CB).

This was Oli’s first outing as captain and he did a fine job leading the team. Victor controlled the play and used the new arrangement of hitters efficiently. He was well supported by energizer man Dizon. Junior players Daniel, Ritam and Zid all held their position strongly playing the full men’s net height. They were impressive in their composure given the increased intensity at this level.

The most valuable player on the day was Terry Ly whose demonstration of both power and finesse drew praise from opposing coaches.

Volleyball Schools Cup Under 15 Reports
Year 8 Team
On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19, the Year 8 volleyball team participated in the NSW Schools Volleyball Cup at Olympic Park.

We played against schools such as Westfields, Cherrybrook, Navy, Rooty Hill, Sky Blue, Forster, and Muirfield. Although we got off to a bad start on Saturday, we were still able to secure a draw with Westfields. On Sunday, we faced some very tough opponents such as Navy who beat us in the first set and continued their streak, leading 24-12 in the 2nd set. But a quick reinforcing double timeout by Karl got us straight back into the action and when Karl offered each player fifty dollars to win the set, we chased them up to 24-23 with Patrick’s consistent serves. Although we still lost the last point, our spirits were kept up during the game against Rooty Hill. Despite losing the first set, we were close to winning an equalising set with great blocks from Chris and Campbell and magnificent spikes from Hugh. After lunch, we were completely filled with energy and made a thrashing win against Sky Blue and Forster with splendid serves from Daniel and my well placed tips. The last game against Muirfield was inspirational due to the great sportsmanship displayed by both teams and the long rallies that kept the game intense. At the end of the day, the team was drained of energy but we were content and proud of our result.
Ivan Li

Year 7 Team
Last weekend the Year 7 team consisting of Samir Kinger, Michael Phung, Andrew Ye, Saif Haque, Sujay Salagame, Tony Luo, and Henry Sit competed in the 2006 U15s State Cup at Sydney Olympic Park.

We played many strong teams, who were older than us. A mighty effort was put in by all but we only won a few games. Many of our games were lost by only a few points each set. Teamwork and communication was greatly improved throughout the tournament. Thanks to Karl for coaching us.
Andrew Ye
M. Kay

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From the Canteen Committee: Christmas Party

The Canteen Committee would like to
offer a huge thank you to our 2006 canteen volunteers
and invite each one of you to
to be held Friday, 1 December at 2.00 pm
(in the courtyard near the Canteen)

By the way, don’t forget to put your name down now on the 2007 roster and be assured of getting a time to suit.
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High Flyer

We are pleased to announce the first edition of the ‘High Flyer’ which is a bi-annual publication highlighting the great achievements and the comings and goings of the school community.

High Flyer is available via a link from our webpage at www.sydneyboyshigh.com 

We hope you enjoy reading the first edition. If there are specific ideas you may have for submissions for our future editions, let us know!
Please contact the Principal on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  
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Year 8 Family Picnic

Here is an opportunity for the entire Year 8 family to meet and have some fun in the sunshine! In case of rain, the picnic will be cancelled. BYO food and drink.

WHEN: Sunday, December 10, 2006.
TIME: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
WHERE: Lachlan Reserve, Corner of Dickens Drive and Parkes Drive, Centennial Park.
RSVP: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or SMS 0422 543 727.
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Music Notes

SBHS Spring Music Festival
The Spring Music Festival held last Sunday saw many great talents which featured solo performances by HSC music students; Samson Lou, Bill Sun and Jason Kok. The Senior Concert Band directed by Ms Debra Gilmore opened the evening with lovely Irish folk hymns by Grainger followed by an Argentinean tango, the training string ensemble conducted by Ms Ann Worthington played with great force complimented by the senior strings dazzling performance of Grieg’s Holberg Suite, led by Jeffrey Leung. Symphony Orchestra’s performance of The Ascension from The Divine Comedy captivated the audience with an exquisite trumpet solo played by Patrick Horton. The Chamber Choir sang a beautiful Capella of a traditional hymn tune and a Korean folksong accompanied by strings and piano. The evening concluded with a huge performance by the Intermediate Concert Band’s Shackelford Bank directed by Ms Rita Miller with its highly infectious rhythmic drive. All in all, a wonderful night of high quality music. Congratulations to all the students who performed and thank you to all the families and friends who came to support the boys.

Music Awards Assembly
Our first annual music awards assembly held on Monday the 20th of November acknowledged all the accomplishments of our talented music students, from ANZAC Day marching band to the GPS Music Festival and piano competition to Encore nominees. Congratulations especially to our Music Prefects, Louis Yang for Marching Bands and GPS ensembles, James Mackay for Concert Bands, Richie Xu for Jazz Bands, Samson Lou for Orchestral Ensembles and Lachlan Deacon for Music Camps and Tours. Well done to all of our students for their wonderful achievements throughout the year.

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, particularly parents of Year 7 students. We look forward to seeing you there.

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. #109) or collect a copy of the Itinerary and permission note from the Music staffroom.

Annual Music Awards Dinner
This year’s Annual Music Awards Dinner will be held on Sunday the 3rd of December at 7pm in the school’s Great Hall. It is a night to acknowledge the wonderful talents and continuing commitment of our boys in the Music Ensemble Program. All students in the program, families and friends are cordially invited to attend this evening that recognises all the achievements of our students over the whole year.

There will be great entertainment by our fantastic tutors as is the tradition, and certificates and trophies given to all the music ensemble members.

The cost of the dinner will be $25.00 per head

Please make payments to the front office by no later than Monday the 27th of November 2006 (Week 7) as we need to finalise numbers for catering. We greatly appreciate your prompt reply and look forward to your company on that evening.

Please fill in, detach and return the slip below to the Main Office with your payment.

Annual Music Dinner Ticket
Name of Student:  _______________________________    Roll Class: _________
Number of tickets required: _________            
Total cost:               $ _________
Type of payment:   Cheque ___    Cash ___    B/Card ___    M/Card ___    Visa ___
                                       (Please tick one)
Name on Card: ____________________________________ Expiry Date: __ __ / __ __
Card No.      __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __      __ __ __ __
Signature:    ______________________________________________________________

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The High Armada

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky nor a breath of wind as the sun rose on Saturday. However, after a forty minute delay, at about 9.30a.m., the sea breeze came rolling into Rose Bay and racing got under way.

Excellent starts by Anthony were the highlight. Muhamed’s start proved controversial as he was over the line before the start and forced to go back around the line as a penalty, disadvantaging him severely. Jed and Phil were infringed against at the start of the race by a Scots boat, however both managed to regain some composure and placed well.

A record five Pacers went out under the High Flag on Saturday. The changing wind conditions proved a challenge for the High Pacer Fleet and although the results were below what we’ve come to expect from High Sailors this race was a valuable opportunity to get a better grasp of the technicalities of sailing.

A new rule was encountered by several of our Pacer Sailors who were previously unaware that crossing the finish line in the middle of a race was a cause for instant disqualification. This provided a chance for sailors to expand their knowledge and hopefully avoid such incidents in the future!!!

This week’s featured Sailor is the Vice-Captain of Sailing Jed Coppa.

Why did you start Sailing?
I began sailing prior to coming to Sydney Boys High and when I arrived at the school in Year 8 I was convinced in the interview with Dr Jaggar to continue with the sport. I think sailing offers something that you can’t find in any other sport.

What’s your favourite part of Sailing?
I love the freedom and the fact that you alone are responsible for your results whatever they may be.

What’s the worst thing that has happened?
I was sailing along when my tiller snapped, I lost control of the boat and promptly capsized and then turtled. While attempting to right the boat I was almost run over by a ferry! (just kidding!!)

What’s your favourite Sailing joke?
Q: Why didn’t the sailors play cards?
A: The captain was always standing on the deck!

If you could sail any boat it would be…
a full-rig laser for its sleek hull and superlative handling.
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Family Regatta 2006

The Sydney High Rowing Committee cordially invites all Sydney High students, parents, teachers and supporters to the
Family Regatta
Saturday 2 December
11.00 am
at the Outterside Centre
Teviot Ave. Abbotsford

Free Harbour Cruises (self propelled)

Come Along and meet ‘The Crew’
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Tennis: Advantage High!

The Official Weekly Sydney High Tennis Guide – Issue 1

GPS Trials (Preseason)
This Week’s Results – High vs. Newington

1st Grade Match Report

1st Grade   Loss 2-7       
Doubles:    1. M. King / I. Cerecino   3-6 7-6 5-10 L
            2. C. Siu / E. Deng        0-6 0-6      L
            3. B. Lee / J. Cohn        3-6 0-6      L
Singles:    1. Matt King               7-5 6-2      W
            2. Ivan Cerecina           6-0 6-3      W
            3. Chapmon Siu             0-6 0-6      L
            4. Ben Lee                 0-6 2-6      L
            5. Edward Deng             2-6 0-6      L
            6. Jason Cohn              5-7 4-6      L

The High Newington match on our new home courts was an on fire performance from the number one and two pair, Matt King and Ivan Cerecina. It was a real tussle which High lost on a super tie-break to slightly inferior but really brave and determined opponents. Things did not fare any better for the No. 3 doubles with Ben and Jason losing in two sets.

Later in the day, Chapmon put on a great singles performance but was outclassed by clever play from the Newington No. 3, while Edward began his match strongly, winning quick games but could not hold the tempo, eventually dropping the second set in straight games. Ben Lee fought resiliently after losing the first set to take back two games in the second with consistent rallies but ultimately losing, while Jason demonstrated exceptional ability and was unlucky to be defeated in extremely close sets. Things weren’t looking up for High…that is until Ivan stepped on the court for his singles and played superb tennis to quickly dominate their No. 2 and bring home our first win in a spectacular fashion. Matt battled strongly in the final match of the day, which everyone gathered around to watch, hoping for another win. A marvellous display of quality tennis ensured Matt did not disappoint the crowd, pulling out winners in thrilling rallies and emerging the clear victor to finish the day on a high note.
Edward Deng

2nd Grade Match Report

2nd Grade  Loss 1-8
Doubles:   1. A. Alaganar/ D. Fu   0-6 4-6      L
           2. A. Yeung/ C. Cheung  2-6 1-6      L
           3. K. Nguyen/ H. Neo    3-6 6-2 10-8 L
Singles:   1. Arjuna Alaganar      0-6 0-6      L
           2. Alex Yeung           1-6 3-6      L
           3. Carey Cheung         3-6 7-6 5-7  L
           4. Hao Neo              6-4 6-4      W
           5. Kent Nguyen          6-2 3-6 4-6  L
           6. Danny Fu             5-7 0-6      L

High arrived in Newington hoping for better results than last week’s thrashing at the hands of Ignatius. The 1st and 2nd doubles pair lost without much of a fight but the third doubles pair put up a fight losing in three sets. The First and Second singles lost in quick fashion, whereas Carey and Kent’s singles went to three sets. Hao was the star of the day, winning convincingly in two sets.
Arjuna Alaganar

Game Set Match, High! – Solid Performances On Saturday!

Team Result Singles Results
3rds – 6ths
Win 13-11
Loss 2-4
Draw 3-3
Draw 3-3
Win 5-1
D. Chim 3-6; A. Kim 6-5; A. Klocker 6-4; N. Hayes 1-6
S. Ting 6-4; W. Chan 5-6; T. Mai 6-3; A. Dovan 3-6
W. Chan 1-6; T. Mai 6-2; J. Pham 6-0; M. Rusli 3-6
E.Montoya 4-6; A.Huynh 6-0; M.Myronegio 6-0; M.Serban 6-0
Win 21-3
Win 6-0
Win 4-2
Win 5-1
Win 6-0

V. Lin 6-1; T. Yu 6-0; S. Lee 6-4; S. Hoang 6-4

M. Sin 6-2; J. Ireland 5-6; T. Huda 6-5; R. Lu 3-6
Loss 2-22
Loss 5-1
Loss 6-0
Loss 5-1
Loss 5-1
Qui 1-6; Tugnait 6-1; Trang 0-6; Soroka 1-6
Bi 3-6; Sheng 2-6; Simon 1-6; McCrae-Steele 1-6
Chan 2-6; Lu 3-6; Ghase 1-6; Lui 6-4
Feng 1-6; Wan 3-6; Wu 1-6; Parmewan 6-3
Win 17-7
Draw 3-3
Loss 2-4
Win 6-0
Win 6-0
G. Panas 6– 5; K.M Cheng 6-5
C. Chau 6-4
S. Chen 6–1; I. Lu 6–3; L. Lu 6–2; G. Garayalde 6-5
J. Mok 6–3; C. Wu 6–1; M. Reid 6–2; W. Huang 6-2

14s Match Report
Well done to 14s Tennis on Saturday. There was some great tennis played at Da Silvas. The As saw comebacks by George Panas, who was down 4-2 and Kit Man Cheung. Both wins allowed the As to draw 3-3. In the Bs, well done to Charlie Chau who resisted a gallant comeback from his Newington opponent, to overcome him 6-4.

In the later session, congratulations to the 14 Cs team of Ian Lu, Lawrence Lu, Gabriel Garayalde and Simon Chen who won 6 rubbers to 0, racking up back-to-back victories. Gabriel should be given added applause as he came back from 4-2 down to win in a tight tiebreaker, showing another great example of High Spirit.

Congratulations to the 14Ds team of Jonathon Mok, Charles Wu, Michael Reid and Weicong Huang, who all managed to win their matches, cleaning up 6 rubbers to 0 against an inconsistent Newington side.
Daniel Ong

A great effort displayed by the teams this week has resulted in outstanding results that all our boys can be proud of. Consistent coaching given to the players will surely help their game and we look forward to seeing even better results next weekend! HIGH Light of the week – 16’s impressive 21-3 victory This Saturday is High vs. Scots!! Good Luck to all players!! Remember to check the tennis notice board outside the library or ask Mrs Crothers about fixtures for your matches this weekend. All players must turn up to matches if they are not notified of cancellation, otherwise their match will be forfeited. =O

Tennis Facts!!!
The fastest tennis service by a man is 153 mph (that’s 256 kmh!!!!) by Andy Roddick (USA) during a Stella Artois Championship match against Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand) at the Queen's Club, London, UK, on June 11, 2004.

1st Grade will need a little more practice to get that sort of speed on their serves!!

Thanks to all coaches and MIC Mrs Crothers for results.
Advantage High! brought to you by Edward Deng and Chapmon Siu. Special Thanks to Reuben George for coming up with the title. =)

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Basketball: Shooting Hoops

High VS Newington

Term 4 2005 ( last year )

 1st LOSS 67-32 H.WALKER 11
2nd LOSS 44-20 S.SUGITO 6
3rd LOSS 29-35 J.SUN 12
4th LOSS 26-20 J.TAO 12
5th WIN 42-21 A.WANG 15
6th WIN 33-10 M.KELDOULIS 12
7th WIN 43-36 M.LIU 12
8th WIN 83-4 W.ZHANG 19
16A LOSS 21-39 K.IYER 10
16D DRAW 16-16 M.LEE 5
16E WIN 55-12 S.LEE 12
15A LOSS 15-43 J.TASSELL 4
15B LOSS 22-20 D.SHAN 6
15C LOSS 20-16 B.WANG 6
15D LOSS 11-25 N.WONG 4
15E LOSS 6-43 T.WILSON 2
14A RAIN    
14B RAIN    
14C RAIN    
14D RAIN    
14E RAIN    

Term 4 2006 ( last week )

 1st LOSS 92-51 V.NGUYEN 26, W.ZHUANG 13
2nd LOSS 40-48 P.DU 9
3rd WIN 28-26 J.TRAN 11
4th LOSS 21-31 A.WANG 5
5th LOSS 31-25 D.YU 8
6th LOSS 14-16 R.HUA 6
7th WIN 43-10 R.TAN 14
8th WIN 39-14 J.LAI 10
16B LOSS 48-12 B.YANG 6
16C LOSS 32-24 M.YU 15
16D WIN 25-12 H.LI 20 REBOUNDS
16E LOSS 52-8 T.WILSON 3
15A WIN 37-20 S YOON 13pt, A PAUL 9pt
15B WIN 30-17 V.VO 18, M.PHUNG 7pts-5 assists
15C WIN 28-15 L.WANG 10
15D WIN 48-22 J.JIANG 20
15E DRAW 22-22 S.YUNG 5
14A LOSS 32-39 A.YE 11
14B LOSS 26-41 A.CHIN 13
14C LOSS 15-19 N.LEONG 4
14D LOSS 6-33 A.HO 3
14E LOSS 28-7 M.WEI 5

High improves in results again!
Congratulations to the 15As in successfully overwhelming their opponents last week. Some other good games followed it closely, such as 3rd grade’s victory and some strong leads in 7ths, 8ths, 16Ds and 15Ds. Our 14As are also chasing up on their scores! Keep the effort going boys!

Mr Hayman’s Team of the week: The mighty 3rd grade!
Score: 28 – 26 (win)
Top Scorer: J.Tran 11
I was at SBHS Court 1 on Saturday to witness an impressive victory. Playing against a taller opposition our students played smarter basketball with very few errors in the remaining 5 minutes of the game. Some great ball handling by Michael Bock, shooting by Lachlan Street and solid team rebounding put the team in a position to win. Old boy coach, David Li is clearly doing an outstanding job with his talented team. Joshua Tran (Yr 11) came out of the time-out called by David with seconds remaining and scored an easy basket to win the game. Congratulations, gentlemen. Go High Basketball!

15As Match Report
Score: 37-20 (win).
Top Scorer: S.Yoon 13, A.Paul 9
What a great win! Our team came out against bigger and stronger opposition ready for a physical contest as Newington had not provided a ref. Our forwards stepped up to the challenge boxing out well whilst getting offensive and defensive rebounds. This resulted in big Anthony Paul with nine points to his name. He worked well with Brendan and at one stage both men had consecutive offensive boards. Point scoring machine Stephen Yoon got twelve points with great transition work and drives. Jeremy had a great return from injury with many smart passes and assists. All in all a courageous and skillful performance from the boys. We are looking forward to finishing the term strongly against Scots and Joeys.
Leo Gordon
Captain of the 15As




  • Eedy successfully entering the Yr 8 House Basketball finals after a showdown against Ruby during Tuesday lunch!
  • Thank you again to all the people who helped with parking (details in the MIC section at the front).
  • Year 8 and 9s are reminded to attend JUNIOR FIRSTS TRAINING in our school gym on Monday from 3.30 to 4.30! Alex Hayman gives expert tuition for free and works with your talent!

Recently I overheard a Yr 10 saying “The 16As can beat the 4th grade”. Thinking about it, whether that being true or not it’s a good positive attitude to have. Often High enters court, disadvantaged by our physical size, and to make things worse a drop in morale after seeing the opponent team. The results of such games are often hazardous. Therefore having a positive attitude of not fearing any team is a good thing.

Twenty minutes later I had another flash. What if he was too confident? If an over abundance of confidence within themselves is taken into court what would happen? Forced shots? Less smart plays? That’d result in a loss still. That left me confused for a second till I watched NBA and arrived with some conclusions.

If they fear the opponent team they might strive harder to play.
If they are confident then they can play their normal game, unaffected by the opponents!

So it’s important for each and every one of us to know, what attitude we play best in. No matter what the result so long as you’ve done your best, you should be proud already. High basketball not just survives but improves because we’re all striving to do our best constantly both in games and in training. Oh and to the 16As, hopefully I would get to play you guys someday! I’d be looking forward to it (maybe sometime next term!)

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 in your match reports by Monday 12pm to Mr Hayman
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  ~Brought to you by Johny Shih
  ~Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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High Cricket Bulletin

Saturday 18 November Day 2 of the group 1 matches saw High teams finish off with some ordinary results after creating their problems on Day 1. The 1st XI fought back and nearly pulled off their second win but tactical batting errors in the last overs of their innings saw them finish 23 runs short. Hopefully we are approaching the time when all players commit to a 100% effort on the field as we now have had 3 players score centuries but let down by mini batting collapses. If the 1st XI produces its best, look out GPS opponents in the remainder of the season.

Highlights from last Saturday were Gehan Karunaratne (1st.XI) maiden century 126n.o., Rommo Pandit (5th XI) hit 72n.o., Nakul Bhagwat (14As) made 73, Oswin Perera (3rd.XI) made 50 and Tom Castleton (1st.XI) took 5-52

The 14Cs again!!! The teams 3rd consecutive win and the best performed High Team. This week also the 4th XI putting together back to back wins. The 5th XI winning the first 20/20 Match by hitting 7.8 runs (per over) batting second.

1st.XI (Day2) St IGNATIUS 10 / 267 & 6 /118 - defeated - HIGH 10 / 244

High started the day at 5 /81 with a lot of work to be done to reach the total needed but fell 23 runs short, after a great effort by Gehan Karunaratne with 126 n.o.,Dakshika Gunaratne (45) and Dasith Vithanage. Best Bowling Tom Castleton 5-52, Kogulan Sriranjan 3-33 Website Match Report filed

2nd.XI (Day2) St IGNATIUS 4 decl. 343 - defeated - HIGH 10 /90 & 10 /119

3rd.XI (Day2) No Match Report received St IGNATIUS - defeated - HIGH

4th.XI HIGH 4 /71 - defeated - NEWINGTON 10 /69
Following up on an unreported win last week against St Ignatius, the High team posted their second consecutive victory against Newington. High won the toss, bowled and disposed of Newington after a fiery opening spell from Tom Lindeback (4 / 14) and support from Dominic Bowes (3 / 3) Alistair Taylor (2 /24).

High openers lasted for 8 overs and then lost some quick wickets before recovering to finish at 4 /71. Best batting Dan Campion (30n.o.) and Hari Bhrugubanda (12). Website Match Report filed.

5th.XI HIGH 5 /157 -defeated- BARKER 8 /154
In a 20/20 clash High went “north” to St Leo’s Field at Barker College and into battle on a mini field which saw the subsequent loss of 5 cricket balls in a big hitting game. Best bowling for High came from Adnan Husaini and Radeshan Baskaran with 2 wkts each and 3 run-outs, the other contributor. High chasing Barker’s total saw Rommo Pandit finish on 72n.o. and Matthew Ng on 27 who batted the 20 overs. The match report makes interesting reading. Website Match Report filed

16 A (Day2) St IGNATIUS 2 /279 - defeated - HIGH 10 /51 and 10 /97
Day 2 saw High at the crease facing another long haul due to the lack of application with their bowling and fielding the previous week. An early loss of a wicket set the tone for the day and despite Alisdair Brown (33), Avish (26) and Nakul Pedneker(18) and Anthony Hopkins (8) the remaining batsmen contributed little to the total. Website Match Report filed

16 Bs No Match Report received

15 A (Day2) St IGNATIUS 10 / 246 - defeated - HIGH 10 / 146 & 10 / 51
Riverview started at 0 /72 and batted on to a big score helped by wayward bowling to position for an outright win. High batting in their second innings showed no fight and capitulated for an unacceptable 51 all out. Best batsmen were Bill Wang (18) and Brian Kelly (10). Website Match Report filed.

15 Bs NEWINGTON 3 /194(32 overs) - defeated - HIGH
Although suffering a loss the team showed some determination in batting out their 32 overs and look forward to their next encounter. Best batting David Ma (14), Jimari Bastable (9) and the efforts of Daniel Luo and Jeffery Lam.(6n.o.) Website Match Report filed

14 A (Day2) St IGNATIUS 10 /237 - defeated - HIGH 10 /91 & 10 /161
Newington continued to bat and were all out for 237.In a much improved second innings High put together 161 with a lead of just 14 runs which Newington got in 4th last over of the day. Best Batting; Nakul Bhagwat 73 Ryan McDonald (23), Michael Phung (22) and Kumudika Gunaratne (16). Best Bowling Andrew Huynh & Saif Haque Website Match Report filed

14 Bs NEWINGTON 7 / 76 - defeated - HIGH 10 / 51
High won the toss and batted first losing 3 early wickets before the innings was steadied by Shimon Danziger (17) and David Chan (13) followed by another mini collapse and all out for 51. High then had Newington 3 /8 early but wayward bowling in the middle of the innings saw them put on 33 runs without loss and a platform for their win. Best Bowling Shanaz Razeen 3 wkts, Derek Wei, Abdullah Sarker, David Chan and Shimon Danziger one wkt each.
Website Match Report filed

14 Cs HIGH 8 /110 - defeated - NEWINGTON 10 / 48
High notched up their hat-trick of wins in this match and maintained their unbeaten season record to date.

Newington batted first and High tried a spin attack for the first time on turf and completely destroyed the Newington line-up supported by great fielding, catching and throwing. Bowling and Dominic Cheung took 3 /3, Samir Kinger 2/7

Vinod Anandaselvakumar 2 /9 Leo Lu 2 /2 and Henry Sit 2 /2 in an all round bowling blitz. High batted and Botong Cheng (20n.o), Dominic Cheung (20),William Shao (17) and Leon Li (16).. Website Match Report filed

Laurie Heil
MIC - Cricket

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High Rugby Friends

Sunday 3rd December

Open to the whole school family and friends.

Come and support the Rugby program, with a great day on our school’s tennis courts.

How the day shapes up:

  • 12pm arrival for the draw; the day is expected to finish around 5pm
  • Playing in pairs – if you lose game 1, there will be ‘pick up games’
  • Racquets, balls, and plenty of food; including a gourmet BBQ to be lit up around 3pm
  • Entry fee is $25/player – prize money for the finalists
  • 1 set matches with Tie break; except final where grand slam 5th set rules apply
  • Please lock in your place before December 1, to help catering by emailing Serdar Bolen – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or calling/texting on 0414 061 345
  • Limited to 32 pairs; so get in early

To find out more, visit: http://www.highrugbyfriends.com

Be Proud. Get Involved. Join High Rugby Friends!

High Rugby Friends Inc. (HRF) is a non-profit association that has been set up to support the rugby program at the school.
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