High Notes, Vol 8 No 16, June 08 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
High basketball has shown its extra competitiveness this year with the 1st grade’s convincing 77-64 win against Smiths Hill High in the CHS Knockout. Well done, boys! The CHS Stan Jones tennis team of John Gaunt, Matthew King, Mitchell Kelly, Ivan Cerecina and Michael Prior had the closest of wins against Endeavour Sports High in the Regional Knockout, with a nail biting 9-7 in the super tie break. They qualify to go to Albury for the National Schools Competition. Congratulations on a great result! Belatedly, I congratulate Nikita Balashov and Russell Rahman (Class of 2006) on their UTS Coop Scholarships. Along with Simon Cradock (2005), they recently visited the school to talk to Year 12 about scholarships. Late mentions for 2006 HSC state results: David Cao – 2nd in Chinese Continuers and 4th in extension, Henry Liu – 3rd in Chinese Continuers and 3rd in Chinese extension, and Francis Wong 5th in extension. For courage in adversity I want to applaud the first XV for their efforts in the first two GPS games. Although seriously outgunned, they played together strongly and enthusiastically until the final whistle. The values of team work, resilience and perseverance will be forged strongly this season. Life lessons will linger when the results are forgotten.

Insurance of Students
Parents should be aware that the school carries 24/7 insurance on all students for injuries sustained while on school activities. The cover is not comprehensive and is not a substitute for health insurance but it does have defined events and benefits. If your son is injured, please see Mr Beringer or my Assistant Ms Williams for a claim form and information about what can be claimed.

Collection of High Notes
Plastic containers of High Notes are stationed in the Library, the Canteen, the Front Office, opposite the swipe on machines in the foyer and outside my office. If you particularly want your son to bring home a printed copy, please remind him to pick one up. Every boy has a link emailed to him each week. The High Notes are on the web site and links are emailed to parents. Please let me know if these arrangements do not solve the problem of access to hard copies of the publication.

125th Anniversary Celebrations
I am looking for volunteers to work with the Sydney High Development Committee, the School Council and me to organise events for our 125th year celebrations. We have a joint celebration with SGHS for a Founders Day Assembly in the Town Hall booked and we have paid a deposit for a SBHS-SGHS Cabaret Dinner at the AJC for Friday, November 21. Other suggestions include a famous faces debate between Old Boys and Girls, possibly as a fundraiser for both programs. Other ideas are welcome. We will need help to organise and promote these events. If you are interested please call 93616910 x114 to let Lynne Williams know of your interest.

The Lak Saviya Foundation - our Year 10 Charity
The Lak Saviya Foundation was incorporated in 2003 as a non-profit charity to address issues such as poverty, lack of education, social injustice and resource utilisation in Sri Lanka. The key objectives of the Foundation are: assisting the needy to improve health, education and housing; providing assistance and guidance to the disadvantaged to enhance their education; and providing assistance to improve existing infrastructure or build new infrastructure in rural areas. The Foundation has established several village ICT centres in Sri Lanka to help bridge the ‘digital divide’. It has installed IT facilities in seven rural schools. Greater than 50% of Sri Lanka’s 20 million people cannot access grid based power and are not likely to obtain access for a decades or more. The Foundation is currently rolling out 10 SELCO 4 solar energy systems to provide light and power to rural homes. The system comprises a 40 watt solar panel, 4 fluorescent lights, a low voltage regulator, and provision to operate a small TV or radio cassette recorder. These systems cost Rs 50,000. The World Bank subsidises Rs 10000. The Lak Saviya Foundation subsidises each household a further 20% (Rs 8000) or A$ 110. Practical, self help projects like these are Lak Saviya’s business.

The school donated its Tsunami Parking (Boxing Day, 2004) money to this Foundation to help a devastated high school in Sri Lanka – Kahawa Rathnasara Maha Vidyalaya (KRMV). The school was supplied with furniture, sports equipment, books and an internet facility in 2006. Staff and students at the school now require a training program to assist them to use the facility created for them. The Lak Saviya Foundation is preparing a proposal to develop and deliver such a program so that regular communications with KRMV can be established. Year 10 boys will be raising money this year to help this Foundation deliver these services to the disadvantaged people of Sri Lanka.
Dr K Jaggar

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Academic Achievement List

Year 7 Semester 1 2007
Congratulations to the following boys in Year Seven whose excellent academic achievements in Semester 1 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 45.

Jonathan ADHIKA
William BAXTER
Maximilian BIRCH
Adam CEH
Timothy CHIN
Bartholomew DANIELS
Simon DO
Krishnendu DUTTA
Derrick FOO
Harry HEO
William HO
Raymond HUA
Alexander HUGHES
Tejas IYER
Abeer KHAN
Kenny LAU
Angus NG
Joel NG
Michael NGUYEN
Ming PAN
Andreas PURCAL
Shubash QUAZI
Krishna VISVAA
Albert VU
Kah-Yang WONG
Peter WU
David ZENG
Michael ZHU

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Outstanding Academic Achievement List

Year 12 Semester 1 2007
Congratulations to the following students who have been placed in the top 10% in each of their best ten units in the recent half-yearly assessments.

Edward DENG
Jourdan HSIAO
David HU
John LUU
Anthony MORRIS
Anthony PARK
Ji-Kwang PARK
Raymond ROCA
Jamie TAO
David TRAN
Anthony WAN
Leslie WONG
Louis YANG
Kelvin YU

Any student placed in the top 50% in eight or more units of study in the half-yearly or trial HSC examinations may make a direct claim for the Academic Achievement category in the Student Awards Scheme. See Mr Beringer.

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Chinese Eisteddfod

The 2007 National Chinese Eisteddfod took place last Saturday at Strathfield Girls’ High School. More than 3000 candidates participated in this year’s Eisteddfod. This annual event was a poetry and prose-recital competition that provided students with the opportunity to use their acquired Chinese language skills and also to appreciate Chinese literature. Our school participated in both individual and group competitions with 65 students attending this event.

This year’s Eisteddfod was highly competitive as usual. The standard of performance had been lifted to a professional level as it’s not only a simple poetry recital competition, but also an act with body movement, facial expression and vocal skills. Our boys were put in the Native Speakers’ groups, although most of them were born in Australia. It was very tough for our boys competing with a lot of students who have only just arrived from China, but they showed great enthusiasm, strength and manners.

Congratulations to the 14 boys from Year 9 Chinese (community class), Gareth Chan, Austyn Guo, Hugh Huang, Merlin Li, Tian Yu Li, Justin Liang, Richard Lin, Andy Liu, Daniel Luo, Guangzhi Niu, Adrian Zhang, Leon Wang, Michael Wang and Harry Zhuang, who won 3rd prize in the 13-15 year old group competition. Well done, boys!

In the 13-15 age groups, Henry Lu received 2nd place and Tian-Yu Li came 3rd. Congratulations to both of them.

Jeffrey Xie achieved 3rd prize in the 16-18 age group with his impressive work. Fantastic! He has won 4 prizes over the last 5 years.

Congratulations to the nine students from my Year 12 class who competed in the 16-18 age group. Most of these boys have participated in the Eisteddfod for five consecutive years. I couldn’t have expected more from you, boys. This was certainly the best performance I have seen in the past 5 years from Sydney Boys High. Although you did not win, every one of you is a winner in my heart. Your performance definitely touched the judges too, because one of them came to apologize to me at the end for not giving you the award.

Congratulations to all boys who took part in this event for your dedication and achievement. Although it was a bit disappointing that some of our candidates missed out on awards after our three months’ hard work, I am sure you impressed a lot of the audience including me and the experience that you gained through these eisteddfods will definitely benefit you in future learning.

Huge thanks to parents who gave immense encouragement and support to our boys. It was great to see families being so involved. I am so proud of our boys, not only because of their language abilities, intelligence, effort and awards, but also the honour they have brought to Sydney Boys High.
W Zhang

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Year 8 Parents' Dinner

Come and enjoy a night out with other Year 8 parents

There has been a change of date and venue for our parents dinner
While the boys dance and party, the parents of Year 8 will be relaxing, laughing and enjoying a relaxed meal.
To coincide with the Year 7, 8 and 9 Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls dance night, we have changed the date and venue for our dinner.

The new details are:
Date: Monday June 18, 2007
Time: 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm
Venue: Close to Sydney Boys High
Cost: Approx $35 per person
RSVP: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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GPS Volleyball Results – Round 1

Our volleyball competition is divided into two rounds. Since we have just finished the first round we can let you know how well we have been doing so far this year. The Firsts remain undefeated with a clean sweep of 4 wins all without losing a set! The Seconds are also undefeated but have only played 3 matches because not every school can field two teams. On the way to this result they’ve only lost 3 sets. The full results are:

Firsts versus:
Scots 25-11; 25-10; 25-18
Newington 25-17; 25-12; 25-13
Riverview 25-12; 25-10; 25-7
Grammar 25-10; 25-10; 25-10

Seconds versus:
Newington 25-13; 18-25; 25-20; 25-22
Riverview 25-13; 25-12; 25-17
Grammar 25-21; 25-22; 12-25; 16-25; 16-14

This puts us in a very strong position to get excellent results for Round 2

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Tennis Report

Stan Jones Cup Report
On Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 May, the 2007 Stan Jones Cup team competed at Rockdale tennis centre in the Sydney East Region knockouts. The team consisted of: Michael Prior, Mitch Kelly, Ivan Cerecina, John Gaunt and myself. This team event allowed us to be in contention for a title and a place at state titles in Albury, later this year.

The event format was laid out over four pools with three schools in each one, where the top two would go through. Coming first in your pool is a big advantage as you play a school in the quarter-finals that came second within their respective pool. From semi finals onwards, it became knockout. With each school, you would play six sets; four singles and two doubles.

All sets were a normal tiebreak set being first to six games and a tiebreaker at six all. We were top seed in our pool, wiping the floor with Sylvania and Gymea by not even dropping a match the whole day. Day 2 was predicted to be a tough day at the office for all of us as we approached the knock out phase. The injured Mitch Kelly was replaced by the committed Ivan Cerecina with thanks to Mr.Ayre who brought him especially down from band camp in the hope of keeping us in contention for the finals. We played Kingsgrove in the semi-final on our path to the finals with long time rivals Endeavour.

After all matches had concluded, we calculated that we were even on sets and games resulting in a one off doubles tie breaker to determine who would take the title. After a nail biting, hair-raising close doubles match, John and myself narrowly closed it out by just two points giving us the win and title we had been hoping to reclaim. Mr.Ayre’s hair went four shades greyer during that breaker, making him most relieved alongside Mr.Moody and the team who had smiles all around. This sets us up to compete now in the state titles later this year in Albury. Credit to the boys, well done!
Matt King
Captain of Tennis

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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that at least 25 Sydney University professors have attended Sydney High? So far only two have had buildings named in their honour - John Madsen (1896), Professor of Electrical Engineering 1920-1949 (the Madsen Building on the Camperdown Campus); and Walter Lawry Waterhouse (c 1903), Professor of Agriculture 1946-1953 (the W L Waterhouse Building at Narrabri).

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P&C Executive Meeting

Monday 4 June
At Monday’s meeting, discussions included the following topics :

Treasurer’s Report
P&C contributions to the School stand at $42,727.00 for the period 1/10/06 to 30/06/07

Library Fundraising Campaign
Positive feedback received regarding telephone campaign seeking pledges for regular donations.

Open Day and Marketing Strategy for SBHS
MIC Marketing, Ms Gowran, is planning this year’s Open Day to focus on showing prospective parents how the school operates on a normal day. P&C to provide refreshments in the quadrangle during Recess, when Heads of Dept would be available to field questions.

Ms Gowran is working on an overall marketing strategy for the school in terms of brochures, advertising and school image.

Articles have recently been submitted to local papers about SBHS successes in National Geography competition and Debating. To date these have not been published.

P & C Exec expressed strong support for Ms Gowran’s suggestion of installing a changeable message board on Cleveland St to inform the general public of the school’s many successes.

SBHS Logo on School Shirts
Further discussion about inclusion of the school logo on shirt pockets with a view to this becoming school uniform.

Combined P & C Meeting with Sydney Girls High
Guest Speaker: Dr John Bennett, General Manager of the Board of Studies Wed June 20tin the Campbell Hall at Sydney Girls High School at 7.30pm "The HSC Examination and Assessment Procedures and Future Curriculum Developments."

International Night
Planned for October 2007, to celebrate wide range of cultures represented at the school and to raise funds for the new library. International food and entertainment. Donations sought from families in the catering industry and/or entertainment industry. Donations also sought for prizes for silent auction and live auction.

Further information needed re cost and practicality of introducing recycling of bottles and cans at the school.

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Year 9 Parent Group

An Invitation to Year 9 Parents
The Term 2 meeting of the Year 9 Parent Group will be held on

Tuesday, 12th of June at 7:30 pm

in the Staff Common Room (near the School Office).

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Ms Marina Trompetter, Head Teacher English at SBHS, has kindly agreed to speak to the meeting about the English program. Parent Group meetings are an ideal opportunity to meet other parents in your son’s Year, raise questions, make suggestions and air any concerns you may have.

Any specific agenda items may be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 5 pm Friday 8th June.

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SBHS/SGHS P & C Meeting

The Joint SBHS/SGHS P & C Meeting will be held on

Wednesday, 20 June in the Campbell Hall at Sydney Girls High School at 7.30pm

The Speaker will be Dr John Bennett, General Manager of the Board of Studies who will be talking on "The HSC Examination and Assessment Procedures and Future Curriculum Developments."

All parents are warmly invited to attend Tea and coffee will be served

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Rugby Committee Meeting Summary

The fourth meeting of the SBHS Rugby Committee for 2007 was held on 30 May 2007.

The following is a summary of the meeting:

Rob Fetherston, Serdar Bolen, Kel O’Keefe, Geoff Stein, Christina Chow, Julie Blomberg, Judy Fetherston, Geoff Andrews.

Katherine Deacon

Proposed protocols for wet weather and the closure of McKay
An email was received from Laurie Heil 2/5/07. In future, consultation between CPT and SBHS to occur before a decision is made. Decision to be available on CPT wet weather number, SBHS wet weather number and website.

High Rugby Friends
5000 hits to the website. 50+ registered members.

Treasurer’s Report
Half yearly report will be presented at the next meeting. Report tabled, current balance was $4618.68. We are cautiously optimistic for the St Ignatius fixture. Canteen signs to be erected between McKay 1 and 2, to advertise the canteen and BBQ.

BBQ repairs
Repair or replace BBQ with a large hot plate. A serviceman is to be contacted to give advice about the best solution.

Spectators on McKay 1
Requested to stay behind the rope.

McKay clean up assistance
Senior students/players requested to help committee members.

Next meeting
Wed. 27 June 2007, 6pm in Room 901. All welcome.

G. Stein
MIC Rugby

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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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Venue Hire at SBHS

Why not consider the Great Hall as a great venue for your next big event.
Check out: http://www.sydneyboyshigh.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=105&Itemid=142
for information on all SBHS venues.

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University Information Evening

Sydney Boys High School/Sydney Girls High School
3rd Annual University Information Evening

Great Hall SBHS

Wednesday 13 June

7.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Parents and students Years 10-12 are invited to meet representatives from

  • UNSW
  • USYD
  • UTS
  • Macquarie
  • ANU

Information available includes:

  • Course requirements
  • Scholarships
  • Early entry
  • Special conditions
  • Subject selections
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Music Notices

Parent Saves Annual Music Camp
A very big thank you to Mohan Balakrishnan (Vithu’s father) who so kindly came to the rescue of stranded music teacher Ms Gilmore, whose flat tyre threatened the entire success of the stunning Music Camp.

A Report on the Music Camp
From Monday to Wednesday of last week, 182 students and one former High boy (three guesses who – pianist) spent 9 hours a day in rehearsal of a diverse range of ensembles, spanning a broad spectrum of styles. The effectiveness of the workshop experience was demonstrated at the rousing reception of the Final Concert on Wednesday night, which was well attended by a supportive audience of family and friends.

Needless to say, the camp was enjoyed by all our boys, who benefited enormously from the guidance of tutors who also attended our camp and our music teachers, Ms Gilmore, Ms Miller and Ms Lim. The opportunity to engage in solid rehearsal time and intensive practice with fellow students, as well as leisure time, was fully exploited. We hope students will take away experiences and lessons from this camp to help them to become better musicians.

A big thanks to parents who helped organised the BBQ dinner at school on the Wednesday afternoon and bravely tackled the task of feeding 182 starving boys. Having been kept away from real food for three days (come on! camp food isn’t real food), your hard efforts were reflected in the standard of the performances in the Final Concert.
Thomas Wilson, Wilson Wong

Piano Competition
The Sydney Boys High School Piano Competition will be held again this year in Term 3. Please stay tuned for more details on the Junior and Senior divisions. This is a wonderful performance opportunity for our piano players to shine and there will be a featured guest adjudicator for the competition.

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)

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

8:00am Chamber Choir (Room 101)

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

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.

Sydney Boys High Cabaret Night
Our Cabaret Night will be held on Saturday 16th June 7.00pm. This enjoyable evening showcases our jazz bands performing a wonderful range of music. Please join us on the fantastic night to listen or dance to the swing of the music. There will be a couple of professional dancers who will help those with Two Left Feet. This will be a great opportunity to meet and chat with other parents of music ensemble members, especially our new Year 7 parents. Please also remember to bring a plate of nibbles and drinks to share with friends and family.

Please complete and return the form overleaf by Wednesday 6th of June 2007 for this fun-filled evening.

Tickets can be purchased through the school’s main office and once payment is received, please bring the receipt to the music staff for ticket collection.

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

Please complete and detach the form below and return to the music staff by Wednesday 6th of June 2007

Cabaret Night Ticket Order

Name of Student: _____________________ Roll Class: ________

Number of tickets required: ___________ Total cost: ____________ 
Type of payment: Cheque____ Cash ____ B/Card____ 

                 M/Card____ Visa____ 

Name on Card: _________________________ Expiry Date: __ __ / __ __

Card No. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ 

Signature: ____________________ 

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Sydney High Football: The Onion Bag

I apologise for the confusion created by a number of late time changes last weekend. As a result I will no longer post fixture details in High notes as the Wednesday deadline makes it difficult if there are late changes. Therefore all match details will be available on the Sydney Boys High website and also on the notice boards around the school.

GPS round 3: Saturday 16th June
Due to the long weekend there are no games this Saturday. GPS round 3 is against Riverview on the 16th of June, with games at McKay, Moore Park West and Riverview. Check draw posted on our school website for details.

Dolan Cup
The 13Ds have taken the lead in the Dolan Cup, thanks to a 7-nil victory over Shore last weekend.

13D 8
16D 6
Opens 5 6
15D 6
14A 5
16C 4
Opens 6 3
16B 3
13B 3

Golden Boot
A hat trick to Jerry Zhou 13Ds sees him share the lead with Ian Lu 15Ds on 3 goals. Doubles to Ben Lee 5th grade, Leonard Teng 16Bs and Cameron Wan 13Ds see them move into joint second place with Lewis Berger 6th grade, Vihn Vo 15Cs and Dhruv Guptaa 13Ds, all on two goals.

A number of teams have failed to convey their goal scorer’s names. Please do so on the Monday morning after the game to be eligible for the competition.

Golden Gloves
Matt Lee from 5th grade has taken the outright lead in the golden glove comp, with his second clean sheet of the GPS season.

Match reports

GPS Rd.2 v Shore: Saturday June 2nd

1st grade were determine to get their season back on track after a first round loss to Newington. In a dominant first half High created several excellent chances with Jeremy Luscombe and Gehan Karunaratne converting. However, Shore hit back to level the scores at half time, largely through a questionable penalty decision. A raft of missed opportunities in the first half would come back to haunt High. The second half was end to end excitement, with Shore having the bulk of the chances on goal. Excellent defending from Daniel Campion and the odd stroke of luck, in the shape of the posts, saved High from an undeserved loss. The eventual 2-2 result was a huge disappointment after such a superb first half.

In other matches, 5th grade put up another good performance beating Shore 3-0 at Northbridge away from home. Ben Lee scored two stunning goals. Paul Phuah got the third goal. Goalkeeper Matt Lee and the defence led by Adrian was again outstanding in keeping yet another clean sheet.

3rd XI 0 v Shore 2
High dominated the start of the match but were unable to convert. A lucky break let Shore in and some poor defending handed them the second. With little positive to walk away with High are in need of major practice.

16Bs 3 drew 3 with Shore
This second game of the GPS was surely going to be the benchmark for the rest of the season. We went into the game with most of us playing new positions and no one could really be sure of a result. Last year we were washed out and just a few weeks ago we downed the Shore 16Cs 2-0. Nevertheless we played in form and dominated from the beginning, taking a 2-0 lead in the early minutes of first half. This was met with two goals from Shore and by halftime the scorecard read 2-2. We went into the second half pumped up, looking to defeat the other team and again scored the opening goal of the half but as the pressure from both sides stepped up, Shore slipped in a goal and the final score of 3-3 came to rest.

A good game but most outstandingly played by left-mid Leonard Teng, double goal-scorer and current leader in the MVP tally. The other goal was taken by Mark Lucchitti and with him there was tremendous support from the other striker Kang Lim who came close but missed out on his usual several goals-per-game. That said, the three-two-ones went as following, three to Leonard, two to Mark and one to Kang. Welcome back to Mishu Osinski, returning from his trip to Germany, and Razeen Ahmed, back from injury, both great assets to the team. All in all, a top game with a pleasing result that already puts us higher then where we finished last year, from here on things can surely only get better. THE ONION BAG

15A 0 lost Shore 1
Having lost narrowly to Shore (the second best team in the GPS) by a goal in our last match, we were determined to take revenge by beating them in this GPS encounter. The first few minutes saw High playing half-field soccer while laughing at Shore’s inability to counter. Unfortunately, they did counter and scored a goal which looked marginally offside. Trailing at half time, special commendations go to Jeremy Rajendram who pressured. Andy followed up with a wonder shot which hit the post just before the whistle. With Anton switching back into the defence, our team was fired up and began really attacking in the second half, beginning with a left footer by Enoch under pressure which rebounded off the bar. This was followed by a shot by Joseph which was saved by a Shore defender standing in goals. Our continuous pressuring was unfortunately to no avail, losing once again 1-0 to Shore. We've now played the two best teams in the GPS, and I can guarantee High has taken a lot out of these strong teams. By first grade, we’ll have them under our belt. That is a promise.

14As 2 def. Shore 0
Chasing their first ever win, the 14As were facing the same Shore team that beat them 4-0 in the trial just two weeks ago. Despite this history, and no subs on the sideline, Frank's pre-match talk was upbeat - the team had been improving and was playing well without much luck. High were under pressure for most of the first half, but the defenders kept to the script and Shimon in goals kept his cool.

With the score 0-0 at half time confidence grew and the midfield upped the tempo. William Shao was unlucky not to score a couple of times before William Stefanidis put High ahead late in the second half. From then on it was all High's game and Sam scored soon after. High attacked to the end and thoroughly deserved their win.

13 Ds 7 def. Shore 0
High’s great positioning and team work dominated the Shore team from the start. Wing plays and crosses into the box made the goals look easy. High let the score board do the talking with a goal each to Ennes Mehmedbasic and Jason Pham, two for Cameron Wan and a hat-trick to Jerry Zhou.

GPS Tables
1st Grade

School Win Draw Loss For Against Total
SIC 2 - - 8 2 6
NC 2 - - 6 0 6
TSC 2 - - 3 0 6
SBHS - 1 1 2 4 1
SGS - 1 1 1 3 1
SHORE - 1 1 3 7 1
TKS - 1 1 0 1 1
SJC - - 2 0 6 0

2nd Grade

School Win Draw Loss For Against Total
SIC 2 - - 6 0 6
TSC 2 - - 3 1 6
NC 2 - - 2 0 6
SHORE 1 - 1 2 3 3
SGS 1 - 1 4 2 3
SJC - - 2 0 2 0
SBHS - - 2 0 3 0
TKS - - 2 2 6 0

Quote of the Week
'They had a dozen corners, maybe 12 - I'm guessing.'- Craig Brown

R. Gifford
MIC Football

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Junior Dance

There will be a Disco for Year 7/8/9 students held in the School Hall, Sydney Girls High School on Monday. 1 8 June from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm This function is only current students at Sydney Boys and Sydney Girls. No other people will be permitted.

Staff and security guards will provide supervision and students will only be allowed to leave before 10:00 pm if we can contact parents for permission.

We do request that parents are prompt to collect their daughter/son at 10:00 pm. Boys are to be collected in the Boys School Car Park and girls an the Girls School so as to reduce congestion. Please do not allow them to make their own way home at this time of night.

Drinks and chips will be on sale in the Cleveland Quadrangle. Students will be allowed to go into the Cleveland Quad from the School Hall and all this area will be secure.

Please contact Mr Thomsen (Sydney Girls High School) or Mr Beringer (Sydney Boys High School) if you have any concerns

Dr Margaret Varady AO
Sydney Girls High School

Dr Kim Jaggar
Sydney Boys High School

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New Library & Performing Arts Centre

Tax Deductible 125th Anniversary Project

Sydney Boys High School depends upon its community of parents, Old Boys and supporters to further the School’s ethos of the pursuit of all-round excellence.

We have a bold vision for a two stage Library & Performing Arts Centre. With advances in information technology, there is a pressing need to create a facility which is able to adapt and keep pace with meeting the increasing needs of our students. The estimated cost of the combined project is $4m. Stage one requires $1.8m; we have $400k. A new tax deductible monthly giving program has been introduced to help fund our development goal.

We have implemented an arrangement with ANZ Bank for automatic monthly deductions from a nominated credit card. You can elect to give $50, $40, $30 or $20 each month for a period of twelve months. Your nominated amount, along with your name and credit card details will be sent to the bank electronically. At the end of the financial year, the school will issue an annual statement as evidence of tax deductible donations. You can opt in or out of the scheme provided you notify the school in writing five working days before the fifteenth day of each month.

Thank you for helping to make a difference for our boys

Name: _________________ Daytime Phone Number: _______________
Address: _______________________________
Postcode: _ _ _ _
Email Address: _________________________
I authorise SBHS to make the following deductions
from the credit card nominated below:
Card Type: Bankcard __    Mastercard __    Visa __
Monthly deduction for 12 months:
$50 __      $40 __      $30 __      $20 __
Card Number: _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _
Expiry Date: ___/___       
Cardholder’s Name:  _________________________________
                            [please print]
Cardholder’s Signature:  ____________________________

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