High Notes, Vol 8 No 10, April 27 2007

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From the Principal

Welcome Back
Welcome back to staff, students, parents and supporters. Term two is always the busiest term as examinations, assessments and reporting all have to be completed for the entire school in ten weeks. Everyone is under pressure to meet deadlines. We change into winter sport competition this week so students and parents will need to make an effort to source all communication channels – High Notes, school website, sports website links, and GPS website – to keep informed about activities.

High Talent
Congratulations to Jason Kok (Year 12) on his selection in the NSW Public Schools Symphonic Wind ensemble. A big ‘thank you’ to all the students and staff who represented High at the Anzac Day March in the CBD. The High Marching Band was by all accounts the biggest and best we have sent to the march so far. Your efforts, particularly in trying weather conditions, were admirable and a credit to the school.

Staffing Changes
Welcome to High to Mr Peter Loizou, our newly appointed Head Teacher Social Sciences, formerly a teacher at Randwick Boys High. Welcome back to Mr Smith, returned from long service leave. Two very unfortunate accidents have left PE short staffed. Mr Farrington ruptured his Achilles tendon playing basketball and Mr Ryan was seriously injured in a cycling accident. The High community wishes them both a speedy recovery and rehabilitation. For term 2 Mr Matthew Hoggett will replace Mr Ryan, while regular relief teacher Mr Brian McDermott will fill in for Mr Farrington.

Submission for the Additional Year 9 Class
Our proposal for an extra class for Year 9 2008 has gone from the School Education Director to the Sydney Region Director and is now with the Director, Educational Measurement and School Accountability. I hope to have a decision on whether we are allowed to establish this class for next year soon. My feedback so far has been negative, given the Minister’s recently announced expansion of selective school places. It may be that political, rather than departmental support will be required to see it through.

The New Classroom Demountable 801
In preparation for our proposed expansion to 7 classes in Year 9, the school community has purchased and installed a top of the line 7.2 X 9m demountable. It is carpeted and air conditioned and has been connected to McDonald Wing for power and data. The demountable is being financed using P & C ($18k) and Sydney Boys High Building Fund monthly instalments of $1,900 for three years. Hopefully, in the medium term, 5-10 years, the new library will be constructed thereby easing the pressure on general classroom accommodation. The demountable could then be sold or assigned other uses. This classroom provides a most welcome new facility for the benefit of our students.

Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Gates
In the holidays, thanks to efforts by the Department of Commerce, our memorial stone has been laid outside the gates in the garden. Ben Ingle built the edging, fashioned and planted the garden. A garden inside the wall is being constructed too, under the guidance of Ms Mary Ann Cradock and Marcia Shepherd. Additional plants and shrubs are being planted. New trees will also be planted around the site. The uplights should be fitted next week. The dedication plaque has been made. I hope all will be in readiness a couple of weeks before the Governor-General comes to dedicate the gates. The gates project has taken five years to complete. I trust it will be respected by all our students.

The Phillip Day Memorial Trust Appeal
There has been a good response to this appeal so far. Thank you to all those who have given so generously thus far. A small committee of High staff has been formed to promote the appeal and to determine the range of physical and financial tributes that will be established with the proceeds. I urge people who admired and respected Phil to support this appeal in his memory. We will close off the appeal and make decisions about it this term.

Electronic High Notes
Anecdotally, I have heard that readership of High Notes has declined since it has gone out electronically. I would really like to know how much substance is in that suggestion. If you would like to have your son receive a hard copy of High Notes, please register via the office email account and he can collect a copy each Friday.

Dr K Jaggar
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UNSW Invitational Debating Tournament

The UNSW Invitational Debating Tournament held on March 18 was an enriching experience for those involved. This year, we sent six junior teams: three teams each in Years 7 and 8. It is great to see the enthusiasm of the new Year 7s.

All the Year 7 teams showed up, but two Year 8 debaters were unable to attend. Unfortunately, they were both from the same team, meaning it was left with only two people in it. Our fourth speaker, Michael Tickner, had to give up his place in our team, and debate for the other team. So our team consisted of only three members: Samir Kinger, Ashwin Rudder, and Nikhil Autar.

Our first debate was against Pittwater House 2. The topic was an interesting one: That car-pooling should be compulsory. This was a relatively easy win for us.

The second debate was against a Sydney Boys High Year 7 team. The topic was That 50% of seats in all political parties should be reserved for women. The Year 7 team was a great example of budding new debaters that should go a long way this year. We managed to overcome them, to move onto the third round.

The third debate was a very close one. Our opponents were Killara High, who had also won both of their debates, and it meant that whoever won this would proceed to the final. The topic was That Australia is a good global citizen. In a very close debate, the momentum swung from one team to the other. The adjudicator was not allowed to give us the results until the finalists were announced, meaning we would not know who had won until that time.

We returned to the quadrangle for afternoon tea. The suspense began to mount. More time passed without it ever looking like the finalists would be announced. The suspense and nervousness continued to rise. About half an hour passed before we were finally called into the auditorium. At last they announced the finalists. The first was Pittwater House 1. And the other was…us!

The topic was That private schools should not get public funding. We were affirmative. As they are a private school, this was sure to lead to an interesting debate. In the end, they lost it by repeatedly insisting that without public funding they would miss out on their “luxuries”. We were able to win, with the five adjudicators voting 4-1 our way.

A thank you must go to the other Year 8 debaters and parents who stayed behind and sacrificed their Sunday evening to watch us in the final.

Ashwin Rudder
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Year 7 Parent Group Meeting

Great Hall
Tuesday 1 May 2007
From 6.30 pm

Guest Speaker: Dr Kim Jaggar
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Chess News

Congratulations to all players who have successfully gained a place in a team. The competition was strong.

Following are this year’s teams in rating order. Coach Alex Feldman will determine order of play prior to the inter-school tournament commencing.

Senior: Jason Cohn, Garry Lau, Oleg Koudashev, Johny I-cheng Shih, Richard Hua.

Intermediate: Dmitriy Shurapey, Charley Peng, Declan McCrea-Steele, Ben Encel. (B) Timothy Yu, Anthony Hopkins, Harrison Lane, Nikita Slinko, Nema Adel. (C) Anirban Ghose, Alexander Saunders, Walter Santucci, Ashwin Ramesh, Greg Shargorodsky.

Junior: Dominic Nguyen, Dawen Shi, IIlya Bonch-Osmolovskiy, Ennes Mehemedbasic. (B) Ryan McDonalnd, Albert Nguyen, Edward Naoumov, Leon Sheldon, Yujin Wu. (C) Wilson Lin, Anthony Xu, Alex Weinstock, Henry Sit, Serag Saleh. (D) Justin Lo, Ishmam Bari, Shimon Danzinger, Leo Fang, Ming Jie Pan. Junior Nathan Tang, Matthew Delaney, Reserves: Harry Heo.
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Rugby Committee Meeting Summary

The first meeting of the SBHS Rugby Committee for 2007 season was held on 28 March 2007.

The following is a summary of the meeting:

Attended: Serdar Bolen, Kel O’Keefe, Christina Chow, Katherine Deacon, Geoff Stein.
Apologies: Judy Blomberg
BBQ Coordinator position still vacant. Adrian Vertoudakis is willing to give his assistance to the new coordinator. Mr Bolen has offered his assistance to the new coordinator.
BBQ, Canteen and Parking Volunteers All parents are requested to help out with the major rugby fund-raising activities by volunteering for an hour during home games at the BBQ or canteen or at the rugby parking days. A sign up slip will accompany the permission form to play rugby. Please help us help your son.
President’s Strength Training Award Jason Tassell nominated Gareth Deacon and Daniel O’Keefe as recipients. These boys are to see Mr Stein.
Coaches for 2007 We look like fielding 11 teams in 2007. The same number of teams as 2006. 3 x Opens, 2 x 16’s, 2 x 15’s, 2 x 14’s and 2 x 13’s teams. Unfortunately we only have one teacher/coach for each age group.
Treasurer’s Report tabled. Balance as at 1/3/07 was $209.12. Recent parking money to be transferred to committee to provide start up money for the new season.
Coaching Remuneration Old boy, 1st year of coaching $500 for the season, 2nd year $15/hour, Level 1 coaching credential $30/hour.
Rugby Co-payments Committee members were against a levy for playing rugby. There was support for sports levy for senior students.
Preparations for 2007 Season Rugby BBQ and gas bottle at McKay to be located. 1st XV afternoon tea roster to be organized amongst 1st XV and Year 12 parents.
BBQ and Canteen Prices for 2007 will remain the same as 2006.
Next Rugby Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 2 May 2007, 6pm in Room 901. All welcome.

G. Stein
MIC Rugby

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Notice of Annual General Meeting of The Sydney High School Foundation Inc

Tuesday 15 May 2007
Commencing 8.00 pm at the
Randwick Rugby Club Brook Street Coogee

For any enquiries Please contact the Secretary at PO Box 888 Strawberry Hills 2012 Phone enquiries: 0427 070 569
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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that 13 old boys of Sydney High have held a seat in the Commonwealth Parliament? The first was Eric Bowden (1892) who was elected as a Free Trade member for Nepean in 1906. Six old boys have held positions in the Commonwealth Ministry: Eric Bowden (1892) was Minister for Defence 1923-1925; Sir Earle Page (1895) was Treasurer 1923-1929, Minister for Commerce 1934-1941 and Minister for Health 1949-1956; John Lawson (enrolled 1911) was Minister for Trade and Customs 1939-1940; Sir Howard Beale (1917) was, with other appointments, Minister for Supply 1950-1958; Lionel Murphy (1940) was Attorney General 1972-1975; and Gary Nairn (1968) is currently Special Minister of State. Earle Page was also Prime Minister (Country Party) in April 1939. For 59 years of the 106 years since Federation the Northern NSW seat of Cowper has been held by old boys: Earle Page 1919-1961 and Gary Nehl (1951) 1984-2001.

More details about old boy members of parliament can be found in the Archives section of the School’s website.

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Sydney Boys High School Rowing Committee

I think it fair to say we can all breathe a sigh of relief that the season has ended.

Just a reminder - the next one is just around the corner.

There have been many people throughout the season who have pitched in and helped with the many different tasks; be it the SBHS Regatta at Hen and Chicken Bay, the cutting of rolls on Saturday or the helping with the BBQ. To those committed parents at the shed every week, thank you very much.

As the season closed, I had the opportunity to attend the Rowing Assembly. If you have never attended one, I recommend you do, it was a special day.

Rowing Staff
On behalf of the committee a huge thank you to the all the teachers, coaches and staff for their contribution and support for the boys throughout the season.

Head of the River
I would like to thank Sara Eriksson and Juliet Schilling for decorating the shed for the boys and also the people who pitched-in in the kitchen with the rolls etc. On the BBQ thanks to Barry Shuttleworth, Sam and Nicholas Phillis, for cooking many a sausage and Peter Ambrose and Julie Blomberg at the bar.

The Working Bee
What a great turnout! Thanks to everyone that came along.

Noticeable was the activity in the kitchen, the BBQ (Yuk) and around the boat house. The sheets are gone for decontamination and ready for next year.

Please do not forget this important date, May 18. I have a table with 8 vacancies available for those of you who have not yet booked a space.

This event has all the hallmarks of a great night!

The Committee
As happens each year the parents of the year 12 boys move on and this year is no exception. There will be a number of vacancies on the committee and it would be great if we could see senior parents pick up a few of the positions.

Junior parents (year 7 or 8), we are in desperate need of people to learn the ropes by join the committee and required is a BBQ coordinator for Saturdays.

In closing, I would like to thank the committee for all the hard work put in during the season. I would like to pass on a special thanks to Andy Frieman and Judith Shuttleworth for their enormous effort in catering; Merrilee Linegar our nutritionist and to Elizabeth Hurrell our long suffering treasurer. Sadly all of these ladies are leaving us.

Until we all meet up again, thanks for your support.

Craig Phillis

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Year 11 Parent's Dinner

Another great parent's dinner is happening on

Friday 27 April at 7 pm at the
Real Thai Restaurant
170 Maroubra Road Maroubra.

$25 per head for food (includes vegetarian dishes)

RSVP Barbara Taylor
0410 268 444
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Year 10 Parent's Dinner

Come and enjoy a night out with other Year 10 parents

Friday 27 April at 7 pm at the
Real Thai Restaurant
170 Maroubra Road Maroubra

$25 per head for food (includes vegetarian dishes)

RSVP Toni Lindeback
9314 0304
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Year 8 Parents Meeting

Tuesday 1 May 2007
6.30 pm
Classroom 104 – adjacent to Staff Common Room

All year 8 parents are encouraged to attend. This is your opportunity to have your say and learn more about the environment your boys are educated within.
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Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave

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.
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Another email service for parents

Parents who supply the school with an email address can now have an updated report on their son’s attendance record can sent to them on a daily or weekly basis.

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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Music Notice

Change to Music Tutor Payments
As of the start of Term 2, the school will no longer be invoicing students for music tuition. Tutors will invoice students and students will pay the tutor directly.

Any outstanding music tuition fees from Term 1 and from 2006 must be paid to the school as soon as possible.

Thank you
Music Staff
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Model United Nations Assembly

Year 10 and 11 Student Opportunity
Model United Nations Assembly or MUNA is about developing appropriate minds for a peaceful and purposeful global future. MUNA events are mini versions of events negotiated in the same style and using the same protocol as in the UN. MUNA challenges young people to respect and tolerate differences of race, religion and nationalism whilst retaining their own individualism and the best of their national traditions. MUNA is a unique and important opportunity for students to research issues from different perspectives and gain a greater understanding of issues facing and shaping our world.

It is a very challenging day for the students who have to synthesise their research with what is presented by other nations on the day and re-evaluate their stance with regard to what has been presented.

There are two MUNA events being held in our region in 2007.

Sydney Rotary MUNA
Saturday May 19, Nan Tien Temple, Wollongong
Year 11 students - two teams of three people.
This is a senior level competition in which students are allocated a nation to represent. Successful teams may go on to represent NSW and Australia at higher levels of the competition. Further details at http://rotaryd9750.org.au/projects/muna/index.htm

Randwick Girls High School MUNA
Thursday June 21, Randwick Girls High School.
Year 10 Students - up to 12 students
This competition is in its second year and is a great introduction to the protocols and conventions of the UN. Last year SBHS won the event.

Coaching for Rotary MUNA starts April 26
Preparation and research is the key to success in MUNA events. SBHS provides coaching by Julia Fetherston (two time world Schools debating Champion) on Thursday mornings from 7.30am starting from week 1 of term 2. No experience in public speaking or debating is necessary.

If you are interested in participating in either of these events please see Ms Brewer in Social Sciences or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by April 30.
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SBHS Rowing

Trivia Night

Friday May 18 2007
7.00 pm
Sydney Boys High School
Great Hall

MC for the night is the entertaining Jack Singleton.

$15 each- includes coffee / tea, and plates of petit fours for each table.

Wine, beer and soft drink will be available for purchase. BYO food, plates, cutlery, napkins and glasses, or, for those coming straight from work, pizzas can be ordered and delivered from Domino’s (Redfern) on the night.

Bookings are now open, so get your friends together and organise a table of 10, or we can join you with others on a table. RSVP: 1st May 2007

This is an important fundraiser for Sydney High Rowing, so secure your table early. There will be great prizes, auction items and games so please bring lots of gold coins.

If you have any enquiries, please phone either Julie Blomberg (0416 061 759) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Peter Ambrose (0425 261 238) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Use slip below (with payment) and either deliver to the school’s office or post to:

Rowing Committee, Sydney Boys High School, Moore Park, Surry Hills NSW 2010

If you are unable to make the night, a donation would be gratefully received.

Sydney Boys High Rowing Trivia Night RSVP: 1st May 2007
Name ________________________________ Phone ______________ 
I am able to attend and require ________ tickets at $15 each. 
Total $ _________ enclosed.
Type of payment
Cheque        Cash       Mastercard   
Bankcard      Visa   
Credit Card No. _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _  _ _ _ _ _  Expiry _ _ / _ _

Cheques should be made payable to Sydney Boys High School
I am unable to attend but would like to donate $___________ (cheque/credit 
card as above).

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Music Notes

Music Tuition
All parents of students having instrumental lessons at the school should be aware that invoices have been sent out. Your prompt payment for music tuition for the term is appreciated. If you have any enquiries about the invoice, please contact the music department on Monday or Tuesday and speak to Julia O’Hare.

Marching Band 2007
Congratulations to all students who participated in the ANZAC Day parade, they were stunning to watch and listen to. They are a credit to their school in the way they presented themselves in the march. A special mention needs to be made about the mature and quiet leadership of Anthony Ho, Drum Major. His discipline was reflected in everything they did. Well done Anthony.

Anthony Ho – Drum Major Max Birch Anirban Ghose
Johan Santoso – Flag Bearer Hareshan Karunakaran Nathan Kwok
  Ishan Nadkarni Chris Tin-Loi
Chapman Siu Marco Sun Botong Cheng
John Wormell Remi Ji Matthew Wong
George Zu Isaac Eveleigh Christian Katsikaros
Terence Chiem Tom Connolly Albert Kim
Cameron Morrison Andrew Fong William Nguyen
Marcell Rosza Leo Lu Benjamin Li
Daniel Kim Ashwin Thomas Tam Mai
Lachlan Deacon Samuel Beston Vincent Goh
Bill Wang Geoffrey Zhang Andy Xie
Gareth Deacon Matthew Delany William Chan
Zaine Guo Cornelius Do Daniel Luo
Ding Yan Simon Ting Gabriel Garayalde
Mohit Tugnait Jonah Petrie Derrick Foo
Matthew Fong Eric Ovadia Ryan Gu
Matthew Chan Justin Chan Scott Ranzenbrink
Ryan Woo Shaun Pak Andrew Blomberg
Krishan Sivayogarayan Lachlan Brown Max Phillis
Frank Li Henry Sit Ilya Bonch-Osmolovsky
Michael Phung Liam Aylmer Hung-Ting Lin
Sean Kim Wilson Wong Michael Wong
Shaun Fletcher Daniel Lo Thomas Wilson
Abraham Chan Yale Wong David Chan
Jeremy Rajendrum Timothy Siu  Matthew Tong
Robert Ma Ben Wilcox Andrew Gong
Oliver Wu Toby Rosengarten  

Thank you also to all the parents who came and supported the boys throughout the march – even in the downpour. Both staff and boys appreciated your presence.

Head of the River Stage Band
Thank you to all the boys who rehearsed for the performance at the Head of the River. We have received many compliments on your performance.

Year 7 Music Camp
Year 7 music camp will be incorporated into the annual music camp which is for all students in the music performance program. See below for more information.

Annual Music Camp
Our Annual music camp will be held this term from the 28th to 30th of May 2007 (Week 6). Students are asked to collect a note from the music staffroom which includes all required information. All music ensemble members are expected to attend and there will be a camp dinner and concert on the Wednesday evening in the Great Hall.

Ensemble Rehearsal Times for 2007

7:30am Intermediate Concert Band (Room 201)
7:30am Training Concert Band (Room 101)
7:30am Training Strings Ensemble (Room 204)

7:45am Intermediate Stage Band (Room 201)
Lunchtime: Guitar Ensemble (Room 101)

7:15am Senior Stage Band (Room 201)
8:00am Senior Concert Band
7:45am Senior String Ensemble (Room 204)
8:00am Chamber Choir (Room 101)

8:00am Chamber Choir (Room 101)

8:00am Symphony Orchestra (Room 201)
8:00am Junior Stage Band (Room 101)

Education Week (13th-19th May 07)
A number of our senior students will be performing at Eastgardens for Education Expo Week on Thursday and Friday. We would like to invite any parents to come and support the students in this performance.

Music Committee Meeting
Our next music committee meeting will be held on Monday evening the 14th of May in the Staff Common room. We encourage all parents of students involved in the music ensembles to attend the meeting. New Year 7 parents are most welcome.

Music Tuition Scholarships
The music department is offering scholarships to students who would like to play Oboe, Bassoon, Double bass and French horn. Please see the music staff if you are interested
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Sydney High Football: The Onion Bag

This Saturday marks the start of the winter sports season. Trial matches are scheduled for this weekend v Cranbrook.

All players need to ensure that they know their fixture times and venues. Remember to organise your travel arrangements and plan to be at the venue at least 45 minutes prior to kick off. This allows time to gear up and be fully warmed up and prepared for the match. As a courtesy to the team, if you are running late, a call to either the coach or a fellow team member can greatly reduce the disruption to the team.

Details of Cranbrook’s Dangar fields can be found at http://www.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au/contactus/maps.cfm  All other games will be at High grounds.

With the recent wet weather there is the possibility that the fixtures may be cancelled. The wet weather numbers are:
Dangar Fields – 9294 5089 and MPW/ McKay fields 93396670

During the holidays, High’s 1st grade squad, along with 9 other schools, played in the St Andrews cup which was held at Newington College. High played four games over two days. Whilst the results were not as we would have liked, encouragingly, there was a noticeable improvement in team play and cohesion. This was particularly evident in a trial match v Scots played on the last Saturday of the holidays.

Trials v Cranbrook 28/4

Team Opponent Venue Time
Opens 1 Cranbrook Dangar 3 1.15
Opens 2 Cranbrook Dangar 3 12.00
Opens 3 Cranbrook Dangar 3 11.00
Opens 4 Cranbrook Dangar 3 10.00
Opens 5 Cranbrook McKay 1 9.00
Opens 6 Cranbrook McKay 1 8.00
16 A Cranbrook Dangar 1 9.00
16B Cranbrook Dangar 1 8.00
16C Cranbrook Dangar 1 10.00
16D Cranbrook Dangar 1 11.00
15A Cranbrook MPW 16 8.00
15B Cranbrook MPW 16 9.00
15C Cranbrook MPW 16 10.00
15D Cranbrook MPW 16 11.00
14A Cranbrook McKay 4 1.00
14B Cranbrook McKay 4 12.00
14C Cranbrook McKay 4 11.00
14D Barker McKay 4 10.00
13A Cranbrook Dangar 4 1.00
13B Cranbrook Dangar 4 12.00
13C Cranbrook Dangar 4 11.00
13D Cranbrook Dangar 4 10.00
13E Oakhill McKay 4 9.00

R. Gifford
MIC Football

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High Store

Autumn/Winter Price List - 2007


From -


Please arrange for boys to be fitted as
early as possible:  6-8 weeks delivery from order)

PANTS: Trousers - Junior, Dark Grey w/w
Trousers - Senior, Light Grey w/w


SHORTS:   Grey


BELTS: Black leather




SHIRTS: Sky Blue and White, Short Sleeve


  Sizes 10-14


  Sizes 16-22


  Sizes 24-26




  Sky Blue and White, Long Sleeve


  Sizes 10-14


  Sizes 16-22


  Sizes 24-26




  Up to size 16


  Size 18-22


  Size 24-26




SOCKS: Woollen or Cotton Knee High


  Cotton Anklet Sock in SHS colours


TIES: Junior






  Old Boys


  GPS. Old Boy










BAGS: Backpack


  Sports Bag




MATHS Grid Book A4
Grid Book 96 Page










MUSIC Music Book




ART: Artist Paints


  Canvas 18" x 24"


  Visual Art Diary A4


  Visual Art Diary A3




  DT Apron










  Polo (house colours)


  Black Baggy with SHS Print


  Sport Socks


TRACKSUITS: (sold as separates)


  Taslon Jacket


  Taslon Pant






  Singlet (new design)


  Short (new design)
HIGH Training Top


  Socks (white with SHS colour)




SOCCER: Jersey (sky with brown collar)


  Shorts Brown Baggy










RUGBY: Jersey up Size 12


  Size 14-22


  Size 24-28


  Shorts (black rugby)




  Scarves knitted in SHS colours








  House Badge


  SHS. (metal)


  Rowing (metal)


  Orchestra (metal)


  Rifle (metal)


  SBHS Lapel Pin (metal)


Mug with SHS crest incl Gift Box


SHS Sticker


Bridge Scorers


Address Book


Double Pack Playing Cards


School Centenary Book


Pencil Case (school crest)


Silverware: Sugar or fluted spoon






Letter Openers






SHS Plaque


Car Sticker


Coat hanger


SHS Foldable Chair $49.50 SHS Cufflinks


Car Number Plate Covers $39.95  


Polo Shirt with SHS Logo $49.50
Supporter Jersey $75.00
Rugby Jersey (Original) $60.00
Supporter Polo Fleece Jumper (New Design) $70.00
OBU Tie $27.50



GPS Pocket $22.00
Music Pocket $22.00
Prefect Top Pocket $22.00
Prefect Bottom Pocket $38.50
Embroidery Line $15.00
Full Braiding $70.00
Dry Cleaning $11.00
Service Charge $30.00

Clothing Pool

A recycled section operates within the High Store shop.  Items such as blazers, shorts, trousers, jumpers, rugby/soccer tops & boots, tracksuits can be sold on a commission basis - the shop retaining 1/2 of the sale price.

Please ensure that when sending items for sale, you include your name and address.
All items sent should be clean and in good condition.  Shirts are gladly accepted as a donation.


Accepted payment methods include - Cash, Bankcard, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EFTPOS (Direct Debit) or cheque made payable to the "HIGH STORE"

Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday from 10:30am to 1:30pm
Telephone: 9331 7075

Goods and Services Tax

GST is included on all prices listed
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Learn to Row Programs 2007

Course information for Sydney High Parents and Partners

Beginner Level (Term 2)
Sundays, commencing 20 May 2007
7.00am – 9.00am
6 Sessions of 2 hours
$275.00 (Inc. GST)

Co-ordinator & Head Coach
Ross Bowey, Old Boy 1974
Sydney High Rowing Club
The Outterside Centre
5 Teviot Avenue, Abbotsford

Real Rowing for Rigour Racing Shells on the Parramatta River

If you want to learn Rowing in Sydney, then this course of 6 classes is for you. Whether you are a raw land lubber or have some previous experience, come and learn the skills of rowing. If your son is a rower then here is another experience that you can share. If your son does not row then you are still most welcome to join these classes. Rowing is the ideal aerobic sport for the entire body as it is low impact and has a low incidence of injury. You will also enjoy messing about in boats as well as the magic moments of early mornings on the water. Further courses will be planned for Terms 3-4. Under 18 Learners must be accompanied by a participating adult.


Week 1
Orientation to the pontoon area
Racing shell setup
Safety precautions
Fundamental rowing technique

Weeks 2-6
Development of rowing technique
Style correction
Crew rowing

Learning Outcomes
At the completion of the course participants will possess the following skills and knowledge:

  • Basic knowledge of rowing style and boat rigging
  • Basic navigation rules and river etiquette
  • Ability to row with a crew in a racing shell

Other Information

Complete crews are desirable but not essential. Other adult participants from a number of Community Colleges will also be in attendance. Make-up crews can be arranged in the IVs and VIIIs used.

Safety Notes: Participants must be able to swim 50 metres and tread water as a safety requirement. All participants must sign The Sydney High School Foundation Indemnity Form, stating swimming ability, before they are allowed on the water. Qualified coaches will be appointed to take charge of each crew.

Participants should bring: a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, snack, water, well-fitting shorts and top (loose clothing may become caught in rigging), football socks as well as a change of clothes to wear home. All participants must wear suitable footwear (no thongs or sandals) for carrying boats in wet areas.

Absences: In case of illness, heavy rain or bad weather, please contact Ross Bowey on 0428 519 705 to make arrangements or reschedule dates.

Expression of interest: Please contact Judith Shuttleworth, Foundation Venues Manager and a rowing parent, on 0427 070 569 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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