High Notes, Vol 8 No 21, July 27 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to the ‘Premier’s Debating Challenge for Year 12’ [ aka Hume Barbour ] team who opposed the proposition ‘that Australia’s terror laws are denying justice’ defended by James Ruse at the state semi –final last Thursday, 19/7. Kelvin Yu, Michael Coutts and Blaise Prentice-Davidson with Dominic Bowes calling the shots, argued us into the state final after a couple of years of disappointment in this competition. Well done to Ashwin Rudder (Year 8) who was awarded Best Speaker in the UTS Brennan Cup, among over 130 speakers. High was represented by 6 teams. Johan Santoso (Year 10) was named a Student of Merit in the radio Operators Course at the Cadet Camp held in the July holidays. He has exhibited leadership qualities and proficiency. Well done, Johan!

Uncollected Reports
I am still holding nearly two dozen uncollected reports. Parents need to insist on seeing these reports so that students will do whatever is necessary to come and collect them.

The Building Fund Advisory Group Meeting 28/6
The Building Fund Advisory Group met in the last week of term to decide on capital disbursement matters. The Centenary Building Fund is holding $30,870 to be paid to the Sydney Boys High School Building Fund before the first week in September. The Sydney Boys High School Building Fund has $49,500 to contribute to the next term deposit and the P & C has its share of the parking levy of c$10,000. Fund raising for the new library stands at $475,000 altogether. Significant effort needs to be made if we are to reach or surpass our target of $550k by the end of the school financial year. For internal capital maintenance at the school, $16000 has been allocated from the CBF with $16,300 being reserved for capital maintenance projects at the Outterside Centre. So far, 3 of 36 payments for the new demountable building have been made out of the SBHSBF.

The Old Boys Union – Life Membership Changes
I welcome the recent decisions by the SHSOBU which inter alia restores Life Membership to Old Boys who have made payments during six years at school. Parents who started payments at $33 per year will be invoiced by the OBU for that amount for 2007. All students wishing to become members of the OBU will be asked to pay $44 including GST from 2008 onwards. Parents who have already made 5 contributions have been contacted by letter inviting them to secure Life Membership for their sons by paying the final instalment. The school has offered to help the OBU to contact existing students who have had any payments made on their behalf.

I am confident that a stronger relationship is building between the school and the OBU to their mutual benefit. I thank Joseph Waugh and his committee for their enthusiasm and industry on behalf of Old Boys of the school.

National Testing for Literacy and Numeracy
In 2008, national testing for literacy and numeracy of Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 will be held in the period 13-15 May. The NSW follow up ELLA tests will no longer be held in Year 8. NSW Certificates at Years 10 and 12 will remain as they are.

Julie Bishop visit to GERRIC
During the holidays the Minister DEST visited the Junior Scientia Program at UNSW. She was introduced to the Gifted Education Research Resource and Information Centre Advisory Committee of which I am a member. GERRIC is leading the way in national programs for the gifted. Ms Bishop announced $1.2m in funding, split between workshops for parents and intensive professional development experiences for teachers. There are plans to establish a national centre for gifted education as recommended by the 2001 Senate Inquiry.

Debating Assembly 20/7/07
My address at this assembly follows:

Good afternoon special guest, Oscar McLaren, staff and students - welcome to our annual debating assembly. It is customary for us to acknowledge our traditional GPS connection by holding our assembly on the eve of our first competition round. I wish the team the best of luck in their defence of the Premiership. The Louatt Shield looked good in the foyer. Our Hume Barbour Debaters have made it to the state final this year after two years in the wilderness Kelvin, Michael, Blaise, Anthony and Dominic as our senior debaters are carrying on in fine style what is an enviable tradition of high school debating. We all wish them well for next week’s debate. With three CHS representatives at High this year, their quality has already been tested at state level. Our boys have always been prepared to give up a lot of time in preparation and to compete over a long season at inconvenient times in order to represent their school at debating. Their commitment is admirable. The Karl Cramp team has passed its first test at the zone level. The atmosphere among debaters is buoyant.

More than anything else success in debating relies on teamwork. The team has to work rapidly, cohesively and effectively in order to present to their audience a convincing argument and persuasive supporting examples. The best teams we have had over the years have been made of individuals who bonded well together and placed team goals ahead of individual virtuosity. In the ‘prep’ room agreement on lines of argument has to be rapidly and cooperatively decided. Individuals have to support and show faith in the abilities of their colleagues.

The influential TV journalist and experienced interviewer, Diane Sawyer, provided a good insight into foundation debating skills when she said: “I think the one lesson that I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention”. Good debaters listen intently to what the other speakers are saying and if they think of a useful rebuttal idea, they write it down for their appropriate speaker. Inattentive teams who chat among themselves frequently miss key statements by the opposition, strong or weak, and may put themselves at a disadvantage as the momentum of persuasion of the contended issue flows back and forth with each speaker. Acute listening skills really assist debaters to succeed.

Debating as a co-curricular activity has attracted a very large number of participants and is now a year round program. This year we experimented with a different junior school debating model. We had junior boys attending lectures by teachers on general issues that would be addressed in topics selected for competition debates. Junior school coaches have worked with many boys to prepare them for competitive debating. More boys have had opportunities to represent their school at debating than ever before. To be a good debater requires dedication over a reasonably long period of time. Thomas Edison, the great American trial and error inventor asserted,” The three great essentials to achieve anything worth while are, first, hard work, second, stick-to-itiveness, third, common sense.” I exhort our junior debaters to heed Edison’s advice and stay involved with the activity and to work with persistence to build their skills. Their patience will be rewarded with greater self confidence, better communication skills and a great deal of material of personal development value.

As usual, the Debating Supporters Group, a sub-committee of the SBHS P & C has done a fine job. Craig Phillis and Angela Pal in particular must be congratulated for their efforts on behalf of our debaters. I would like to thank Jocelyn Brewer for her energy and professionalism in developing debating at High over the last couple of years. It has grown in participation, organisation and discipline. There will be a change to our debating model in 2008 with the splitting of the junior and senior programs. We will be looking to have a junior school development model under a Debating MIC and a senior school competitive model under a Coaching Coordinator.

This year Public Speaking has had a more distinct identity as an activity in its own right. Ms Howland has organised individual entrants to competition and appropriate coaching. Our boys do well and we have had successes in the past but Kelvin Yu can attest to the fact that public speaking is a highly competitive and demanding discipline. I encourage more of you to take on this very individual but rewarding activity.

Our guest speaker today, Oscar McLaren, was an influential member of the strongest team High has produced in at least a decade. They achieved the rare double – Louat Shield GPS and Hume Barbour CHS. He was a member of the CHS team which beat both the GPS and CAS teams. Oscar was also a great listener. He could analyse and succinctly state the spine of the opposition’s case. At third speaker he would argue cogently, authoritatively and convincingly that the opposition’s case was flawed and that his team’s line was impregnable, even if he had to defend a proposition that the earth was flat. He was at the University of Sydney where he completed an Arts degree with a history major and is now studying law part time along with his work in the media. He has worked as a journalist on Stateline, reported on the ABC 7 pm News and the 7:30 Report. He spent 18 months reading the news on Triple J radio. Would you please welcome an up and coming face and voice about town, Oscar McLaren.

[Oscar spoke with a mixture of licentious levity and seriousness about his time as a debater at High and what life skills that experience developed in him. He outlined the value of debating skills in the tertiary and vocational contexts. He gave examples of school and university debaters who have achieved success.]

Dr K Jaggar

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Sydney High School Cadet Unit

Annual Camp 2007
The Unit went off to camp for the second week of the school holidays. Joining the rest of the NSW Cadet Brigade at Singleton Army Training Area our cadets endured particularly cold and wet conditions, living in the field for seven days. In spite of the conditions all concerned had a great time.

A feature of the camp was the new style of freeze dried ration pack with each cadet preparing and cooking their own meals.

Compliments and very positive feedback have been received from camp staff regarding Sydney High cadets’ performance and attitude throughout the camp.

Student of Merit
Corporal Johan Santoso achieved the distinction of Student of Merit for the Radio Operators Course held at the camp. This course is one of the more academically demanding cadet courses and the unit is especially proud of CPL Santoso’s achievement.

An unfortunate consequence of the camp’s move to the second week of holidays was the absence of some of our senior cadets who were required as members of the school’s shooting team to attend the shooting training camp and All Schools shoot at Malabar. Hopefully, next year the camp dates will change and avoid the clash.

Promotions to Sergeant
Congratulations to the following on their recent promotion to sergeant:

Peter Nguyen
Denis Stojanovic
Jack Wachsmann

Cadet Enrolments
Students are advised that cadet unit enrolments are currently closed. Vacancies will be available before the end of the year and will be advised in High Notes.

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Target Shooting - GPS Shoot at Hornsby

Last week saw the conclusion to yet another season of shooting for the Rifle Club at High.

Prior to that, during the second week of the July holidays, the club ran its annual training camp from Monday 9 to Friday 13 at Malabar. Each day, members of the 1st grade team (plus other eager members of the club) would spend up to 9 hours (8:00 am to 5:00 pm) in preparation for the All Schools Rifle Competition on Saturday 14 and the GPS shoot during the following week.

I am extremely proud to say that dedication of our first grade team during this time, in spite of often atrocious weather conditions, most certainly paid off, with all members displaying a marked improvement in performance during the week. This was reflected in the performance of Sydney High A team ( the top 5 shooters of 1st grade; myself, I Nadkarni, M Tong, M Vu and C Lam) during the All School’s competition, coming overall 4th (out of 13 teams) and walking away with the Prorak Trophy, a prize competed for between High, The Armidale School and New England Girls.

The following Monday at Hornsby Rifle Range saw the beginning of the GPS competition, with the first day being one final practice day before open competition. The high standard of shooting seen during the previous week followed through to the performance of High 1st grade during the day, and showed much promise for the rest of the competition. The first of three matches - the Rawson Cup - was held on Tuesday, and perhaps due to the pressures of competition, our newest additions to first grade were not up to their best and the match closed with Shore taking a convincing lead, and with only a very small margin separating Grammar, TAS and High. Disappointingly, this trend repeated itself for the remaining matches - the NRA shield on Tuesday afternoon and the Buchannan shield on Wednesday, resulting in an overall placement of 5th for High 1st Grade.

Despite this, I am confident of the strength within the club, the school and its alumni and the continued support that has been integral to the survival of shooting at High. Thanks must be given to the Tong family for their continued heavy involvement in the program. Special thanks also to Old Boys Joe Banh, Chris Budd, Justin Hill, David Jacques and John Fraser (who competed alongside Sir Roden Cutler in the High Rifle team in 1932) for their support throughout the All Schools and GPS; and very special thanks to Tom Vogelgesang, Kevin Chan and Daniel Comben who have proven to be instrumental as coaches of the Rifle Club. I look forward to giving my continued support to the Rifle Club, which celebrates its 125th anniversary along with our school itself.
Anthony Ho

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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that the University of NSW was founded as the NSW University of Technology in 1949? Numerous faculties have been added in the succeeding 58 years. At least 25 old boys of Sydney High have been Professors at UNSW and 8 of these have been Foundation Professors: John Clark (1927), Applied Psychology in 1954; Ralph Blacket (1935), Medicine in 1959; Harold Oliver (1932), English in 1960; John Thornton (enrolled 1928), Philosophy in 1960 and History and Philosophy of Science in 1965; John Beveridge (1941), Paediatrics in 1962; Douglas McCallum (1939), Political Science in 1964; Hal Wootten (1939), Law in 1969; and Peter Wilenski (1955), Management in 1976.

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Education Access Scheme - HSC Students

Most institutions that participate in the University Admissions Centre (UAC) have an Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for applicants who have experienced long term educational disadvantage. To qualify applicants must demonstrate that their educational performance during Years 11 and 12 or equivalent have been seriously affected by circumstances beyond their control.

Students applying for the Educational Access Scheme (EAS) for Universities in 2008 can download their booklets and application forms from the website: www.uac.edu.au. Booklets are also available from the School Counsellor.

Students who require a Statement of Support from the school counsellor should make the counsellor aware of their situation as soon as possible. The completed EAS form, along with all required information and documentation, needs to be with the counsellor by the end of week 7, term 3. The responsibility for sending the finalised application to UAC by 30 September 2007 rests with the individual student.
S Plummer and E Harman

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Skiing 2007

Superb weather and snow conditions greeted our ski team at Thredbo during the last week of the July vacation.

Team members included; Tom Connolly, Michael Ambrose, Alex Koerber, James Whiting, Andrew Blomberg, Josh Bell, Roy Chen, Josh Freiman, Michael Prior and Team Captain Harry Walker.

Our young men raced with bravery, skill and good humour in a variety of events brilliantly organised and supervised by the Interschools Snowsports group.

Team members proved excellent ambassadors for our school during a marvellous week of fun, enjoyment, thrills and spills.

I thank boys, their parents, the Committee and many other helpers for their enthusiastic commitment to this excursion and I am grateful to teaching colleagues Mr Kesting and Mr Fuller for their crucial support in ensuring the success of the venture this year.
M H Jones
MIC Skiing

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From the High Store

Rug up for Winter whilst supporting your son's sporting event with a High Polar Fleece jumper. Available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. These are unisex jumpers. $69.00 each.

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Donations to the New Library

High has needed a new library for well over 30 years. We are determined to make that long held dream come true. Our target is to reach a million dollars towards this project by the end of our 125th year in 2008. You can help by donating directly by cheque marked ‘Sydney Boys High School Building Fund’, posted to Sydney Boys High, Moore Park, Surry Hills, NSW 2010.

Donations to our new Library are welcomed in various forms but a popular method is by credit card. The appropriate form can be posted to you by calling 93616290, extension 114. Alternatively, you can go to our website www.sydneyboyshigh.com and click on fundraising/library project contributions, to download the New Library Project Contribution Form.

At High we have a modern, direct debiting method of facilitating donations. Our Monthly Giving Program allows donors to have donations debited automatically to their credit cards on the fifteenth of each month. An annual statement to donors for taxation purposes is provided. The appropriate form can be posted to you by calling 93616290, extension 114. Alternatively, you can go to our website www.sydneyboyshigh.com  click on fundraising/library project contributions, to download the New Library Monthly Giving Form.

The Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Gates project is aimed at providing a fitting memorial to our revered Old Boy and to present an impressive entrance to our high school. The first stage of our project was dedicated by the Governor-General on May 24. Donations to this project are welcomed but are not tax deductible. You can help by donating directly by cheque marked ‘Sydney Boys High School’, posted to Sydney Boys High, Moore Park, Surry Hills, NSW 2010. The appropriate form can be posted to you by calling 93616290, extension 114. Alternatively, you can go to our website www.sydneyboyshigh.com click on fundraising/Cutler Drive Contributions, to download the Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Project Contribution Form.

GPS sports competition is very demanding on people and resources. At High we have ongoing needs for facilities development, equipment and development through expert coaching. If you would like to help through a tax deductible donation for a particular sport, the appropriate form can be posted to you by calling 93616290, extension 114. Alternatively, you can go to our website www.sydneyboyshigh.com click on Sport/Sports Donations to download either Development Donation Form or Equipment and Facility Donation Form.

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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.

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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SBHS Debating

Congratulations to Ashwin Rudder in Year 8 who won the Best Speaker Prize at the UTS Junior Tournament! Good Luck to our Year 12 team who have made the finals of the prestigious Hume Barbour Cup on August 3

1.Check your email- get in the loop!
Don’t forget to check and then READ your email each week! Important information about debating are going out and if you don’t read your email you may miss out on opportunities to debate! If you are not getting the emails please send a message to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “ADD TO Year X group” in subject line and indicate your name/your son’s name, Year group and home suburb.

2. Debating co-payment- final reminder
Please endeavour to settle your account immediately. Boys will not be permitted to attend coaching in Term 3 if the co-payment has not been made. Your cooperation is appreciated!

3. Debating supporters group- meeting
The next Debating Supporters Group (DSG) meeting of the year will be held on Tuesday August 7 at 6.30pm in the Staff Common Room. This is an opportunity for parents to become involved in fundraising and events that assist us in further strengthening the Debating teams at High. Please come along!

4. GPS Results- Round 1
The GPS will soon have their own website and all results will be posted there - more information soon. We had a successful first round at St Joesph’s last week with 8 out of 12 teams winning their debates. The Year 8-10 topic was “That we should withdraw from Iraq now”, and the seniors debated “That we need a democratically elected body to represent Indigenous Australians”.

5.GPS Debating Dates- please put in your diary

Round 2    July 27     VS    The Scots College        Away 
Round 3    August 3    VS    The Kings School         Home 
Round 4    August 10   VS    Sydney Grammar School    Home 
Round 5    August 17   VS    Newington College        Away 
Round 6    August 24   VS    Shore                    Home 
Round 7    August 31   VS    St Ignatius College      Away 

Ms Jocelyn Brewer
MIC Debating

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Debating Dinner

Traditionally the Debating Dinner is held on the Saturday after the final GPS debate and celebrates the strength of debating talent at High - 2007 will be no exception. This year the dinner will feature a comedy/fun debate starring our coaches and Year 12 debaters, with parents providing their expert adjudication skills to decide the winner.

This year’s Debating Dinner is being held on Saturday September 1 in the Great Hall at 6pm. The cost of the dinner will be $30 per adult/student. A special price for siblings under 10 years of age has been negotiated at $20.


Payment for the dinner can be made at the main office. NO bookings can be accepted after this date as catering numbers must be finalised.

WHAT SHOULD I DO? Detach the form below, pay your money at the main office, give to Miss Brewer on Friday night debating (NOT HER STAFFROOM)


Student Name _________________________________

Year/ Roll class __________ 

Number of adults attending ______ @ $30 = _________ 

Number of U/10 attending ______ @ $20 = _________ 

TOTAL Number of people ______ TOTAL $ ________ 

Do you have any special dietary requirements? Vegetarian? ______

YES! I can you help on the day with setting up the hall, table decorations etc. ______

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Music Notices

Welcome back to another busy and exciting term, hopefully you and your family have had a well rested and enjoyable holiday break. Our Year 12 elective students will be busy preparing for their HSC with their performance exams and compositions this term, we wish all our boys well in their studies and hope they achieve their best. Term 3 begins with the piano competition commencing in week two and we encourage all our budding pianists to participate in this fantastic opportunity. In week 3 (Thursday 2 August), we will be showcasing our ensembles and senior soloists at the Winter Music Festival to be held in the Great Hall at 7pm (Tickets can be purchased through the main office and collected from the music staff once paid for). On the 14 August, our Jazz group will be performing at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Sydney Region Music Festival, please come and support the boys and hear a wonderful array of music played by different schools participating in this great event – tickets are on sale at the Box office.

Tutor of the Week – Julia Sharratt
Julia began her musical studies in the flute at 12 years of age in Biloela, Queensland. She continued further tertiary studies at the Sydney Conservatorium on a Margaret Henderson Scholarship, and has since been performing with various orchestras in Sydney and Melbourne including Opera Ballet. Julia is a highly enthusiastic flute tutor at High and constantly inspires and motivates her students in their flute studies.

Student of the Week – Ilya Bonch-Osmolovsky
Ilya has been learning the flute from Julia for a year and a half and has recently been studying Baroque music which has culminated in a stylistic performance of a piece by French composer Rameau. Ilya is a highly enthusiastic flautist whose attendance in the Intermediate Concert Band is exceptional.

Piano Competition
The Sydney Boys High School Piano Competition began this week on Monday and Tuesday and will continue to run at lunchtimes until week 5 in the Great Hall. There are two categories this year; Junior (Years 7-9) and Senior (Years 10-12) with a time limit of 5 minutes for each performance. All entrants, please check the noticeboard outside the music staffroom for your performance times and ensure your information is correct. We highly encourage ALL piano players to participate in this fantastic opportunity, particularly if you are preparing for a piano exam or performance recital. Audience welcome, please come along and support our budding musicians.

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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Winter Music Festival

Sydney Boys High Music Department presents the Winter Music Festival, featuring our outstanding musical ensembles. Our talented students have worked very hard over the year to bring you this wonderful performance.

This year's concert will be held on Thursday 2 August 2007 in the school Great Hall at 7.00 pm, and will showcase our various ensembles with special solo performances by our HSC students.

Tickets can be paid at the main office: Single - $10 Family - $25

Please fill in and detach the form below and return to the school office. Once paid, please bring receipt to the music staff for ticket collection.

We look forward to your company on this entertaining evening and thank you for supporting the great efforts and hard work of our ensemble members.

Winter Music Festival

Student's Name:________________________________  Roll Class:_______________

Method of payment: Cash___ Cheque___ Card___ (Please tick one) 

Credit card no.___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___
Expiry date:_________________ Name on card:______________________________ 

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Sydney High Football: The Onion Bag

GPS round 5: Saturday 28 July GPS round 5 is against Scots this weekend with games at McKay, Moore Park West and Centennial Park. Check draw for details on school website. www.sydneyboyshigh.com

Venues this weekend Wet weather
McKay 3 & 4 Sydney High home grounds located in Centennial Park 9339 6670
MPW 16 & 17 Sydney High home grounds adjacent to school. 9339 6670
Centennial Park 5 Scots home ground adjacent to McKay 4 9339 6670

Details of MPW/McKay and CP fields can be found at: www.cp.nsw.gov.au/map

Dolan Cup
With only three games remaining the race for the Dolan Cup is hotting up. A big win last weekend has seen 5th grade join the 13Ds in the lead.

13D 16
Opens 5 16
15D 13
16D 11
13B 10
15C 8
16C 8
16B 7
16A 7

Golden Boot
Ian Lu (15D) leads the way in the golden boot comp. with 6 goals after a hat trick last weekend. Vinh Vo (15C) and Jerry Zhou (13D) follow closely behind with 5 apiece.

Golden Glove
Matt Lee (5ths) kept his perfect record in order with a third consecutive clean sheet. He is closely followed by Allen Fu (13D) and Neil Street (16A) having conceded just 1 and 2 goals respectively.

I have yet to receive nominations of goalkeepers for the Golden Glove comp. from the following teams:


Please register your name with me if you wish to be considered for the Golden Glove competition.

Football referee course
So far there has only been minimal interest in participation in the referee’s course. Only 5 boys have registered. The course is open to boys from Years 9 to 12. Boys interested in participating need to register with Mr Gifford at the IA staff room.

Graeme Bancroft, referee instructor FFA and Branch coach SSSRI, will once again run an introductory football referee course.

Quote of the Week
'To be talking about vital games at this stage of the season is ridiculous, really, but tomorrow's game is absolutely vital.' - Brian Horton

Results and match reports from fixtures played last Saturday V Joeys et al.
A lack of teams across all grades in the Joeys football program saw High having to match up against 9 different schools at 6 different locations. This is a difficult situation for all and several teams had to travel a significant distance to play teams from Oakhill College.

I’m pleased to report that, with the exception of a few players, High managed to fulfil all match commitments.

Match reports GPS Rd.4 v Joeys: Saturday July 21

1st grade secured a deserved first victory of the GPS season, courtesy of an Aaron Shuttleworth penalty. The match was a tough, physical affair with several heavy clashes resulting in several players from both teams spending some time on the sidelines. High had the better of the exchanges, with Josh Weight again the standout player on the field, in both his normal defensive role and whenever he made a push into the attacking third. Others to have strong games were Ritchie Xu in defence and Lachlan Street in goals. Our aim should be to finish the season strongly with wins in the remaining three matches.

Reports from other matches
In a dominant performance of football, High 5th grade defeated a passionate Joeys team 5-0. The opposition began with a higher level of intensity, with High still finding their bearings after a month off. We were sluggish until Josh blazed through the line and opened up the scoring. Ben followed in quick succession, capitalising on one of Alex's dangerous runs off a throw. Nathan scored as well before half time, capping his first GPS goal. Joeys defended well after the break but could only take so much. Josh scored another, which had the keeper reeling, before he was substituted off with injury. Caly dealt the killing blow but it wasn't enough for him, almost firing another in from 30m out. Man of the Match was Harry who was integral in holding off Joeys' attack and was by far the hungriest player on the field with his amazing tackles and has, in my opinion, cemented a deserving starting position in the defensive line up. A special mention goes to Xiaoyi for getting the better of six Joeys strikers attacking him at once. Thumbs up guys, a good victory for a great game!

High 16Bs v. Joeys 16Bs Result – High Win, 3-1
As a school generally revered as the GPS masters of rugby, we must not let Joey’s soccer effort be underestimated. Coming off a 2-1 loss last season, we were eager to get a win and with some great play from both halves we achieved the pleasing result of 3-1. In the opening minutes of the first half, success came when an off-target shot was directed in by one of the big Joeys defenders to score them an own goal, and set us in front. Yet again, striker Mark managed a goal (as he’s done every game) and by the end of half time, we came off with a 2-0 lead. Second half was much the same affair, with left-mid Leonard slotting in a great goal, but by game’s end, this was met with a solitary Joeys goal, and that brought a close to the affairs. MVP for the match is still undecided, but it was strong play from everyone. It was a game where our fitness shone through and we were able to outrun and outplay the other team, with every player doing their part. A first GPS win for the Bs team for two years, our last during the fantastic season as the 14Bs, this match proved to be quite a landmark affair. With thanks to Neil for stepping in as Keeper, let’s keep up this effort boys and win a few more by season’s end; top stuff.

High 15As Won 3-0
The Joeys team matched us in every aspect of the game until kick-off, where from then on we simply tore them apart. The first few minutes were simply a warm up as we dominated most of the possession, led by captain Antony who repelled all high balls back into their half. After receiving 3 corners and with momentum on our side, we scored our first goal with Enoch laying it off to Andy who slammed it past the keeper's gloves. We scored early in the second when a run down the left flank by Enoch was eventually crossed onto the boots of Jeremy, who blew the defender off before slotting home. With the Joeys team all in our half scrambling for the ball, Antony took all 8 down and directed a big boot downfield, before Enoch slotted it past the hapless keeper for the third time. With the team welcoming Kieran Taylor back from injury (made an impact on today's match), we are confident of winning the remaining matches, especially after today's performance.
R. Gifford
MIC Football

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Football Dinner

This year, SBHS Football will celebrate the efforts and achievements of our boys as well as acknowledge staff, coaches and supporters by holding the first SBHS Football dinner:

The coach of each team will be invited to attend the dinner as a guest. Players are asked to take responsibility on a team-by-team basis for any end-of-season gifts to their team’s coach.

The dinner will be held on:
Saturday 11 August 2007
Great Hall 6.00pm
BYO drinks

The cost of the dinner will be $30 per adult and student. For children under 11 yrs old there is a special rate of $20.

Payment for the dinner can be made at the Main Office from now until Friday 3 August. Tickets are limited. Please detach the form below and hand it in with your payment at the Main Office

(Boys to wear school uniform)


Student Name Year/Roll class: _____________________________________________

Football Team: ____________________________________________________________

TOTAL Number of adults ________ at $30 per adult = $________

TOTAL Number of students ______ at $30 per SBHS student = $________
(Special rate of $20 for family members under 11yrs = $20 per child)

TOTAL $ _________ 
Do you have any special dietary requirements? 

 Vegetarian

 Other- Please state: _____________________________________________________

 YES! I can help on the day with setting up the hall, table decorations etc.

Helper’s name and contact details : _________________________________________

Email address: ______________________________________________________________

Phone Numbers: ______________________________________________________________

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Canteen Price List

Open Hours
8:30 am - 1:40 pm

Lunch Orders/Breakfast
8:30 to 9:00 a.m. It is to your advantage to pre-order lunches: it saves waiting in queues and ensures you get what you want.

Sandwiches and Rolls

Orders Only

Filling Sandwiches Rolls
cheese & salad $ 2.20 $ 2.80
chicken & salad $ 3.20 $ 3.80
corned beef & salad $ 2.60 $ 3.40
curried egg & lettuce $ 2.20 $ 2.50
egg & lettuce $ 2.20 $ 2.50
egg & salad $ 2.50 $ 3.00
ham & tomato $ 2.40 $ 2.80
ham & salad $ 2.60 $ 3.00
roast beef & salad $ 3.00 $ 3.50
salmon & salad $ 3.00 $ 3.50
vegemite $ 1.20 $ 1.50

Orders and over-counter sales

Filling Sandwiches Rolls
buttered roll N/A $ 1.20
cheese & tomato $ 1.50 $ 2.00
chicken & coleslaw $ 2.80 $ 3.50
chicken & lettuce $ 2.80 $ 3.50
corned beef & tomato $ 2.40 $ 2.80
dagwood N/A $ 3.00
roast beef & tomato $ 2.50 $ 3.00
roast beef, seeded mustard & lettuce $ 2.50 $ 3.00
salad $ 2.00 $ 2.50
chicken or lamb yeeros wrap N/A $5.50
Mini wrap
- chicken & caesar
- chicken & coleslaw
- beef & tabouleh
- lamb & tabouleh

$ 2.80
$ 2.80
$ 2.80
$ 2.80

Available on brown or white
extras 20c

Sushi -  
 - chicken
 - beef
 - tuna
 - salmon
 - veg
  $ 2.60

Cakes Muffins and Fruit

custard tart $2.20
choc chip/Anzac cookies $1.00
Chelsea bun/cupcake $2.00
muffin $2.60
apple, orange, banana $0.80
fresh fruit salad $2.20
fun bun $1.30
banana bread $1.40

Hot Food

Orders and over-counter sales

cheese & spinach puff $2.40
chicken & corn roll $1.30
chicken burger $4.00
chicken puff $2.60
chicken Halal pie $3.40
garlic bread $1.50
lasagne/ravioli/macaroni & cheese $3.00
meat pie (sauce +20c extra) $2.60
pizza pocket $1.60
pizza rounda $1.80
pizza slab $2.30
potato pie $3.40
sausage roll $1.80
sweet chilli chicken sub w/sauce $3.50
hot chick/mayo roll $3.50
hot chick/mayo sandwich $2.80


300ml plain milk $ 1.10
300ml flavoured milk $ 1.70
600ml plain milk $ 1.70
600ml flavoured milk $ 2.40
mineral water $ 1.40
Powerade $ 3.00
Diet 375 ml Coke/Lift/Sprite $ 1.80
600ml Diet Coke/Sprite $ 2.60
Aroona-carbonated spring fruits water $ 1.70
Berri - Long Life Juices $ 1.70
Deep Spring Mineral Water $ 2.00


In addition, various sweets and
are available over the counter

All canteen profits are returned to the school for the benefit of the boys’ education and development.

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