High Notes, Vol 8 No 23, August 10 2007

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From the Principal

Hume Barbour Final
Our boys were hit with an affirmative case for the proposition ‘that parents should be allowed to discipline their children with a smack’ in the state CHS debating final last Friday in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney against Smiths Hill High School. Running a counter intuitive and politically incorrect line was always going to be tough ask. The team line was that not being allowed to smack kids would have deleterious effects on them; that smacking works and has been used for ever and can’t be regulated; and that children’s home life would be negatively affected if parental authority, supported by smacking, were to break down. They insisted that children did not have the reasoning powers to handle complex shades of grey on moral questions and needed to be taught in absolutes – good v bad. A smack reinforces the message of unacceptable behaviour. Quite a few sections of various Family Law Acts were impressively quoted by both teams, without explanation, to support their assertions. In essence the affirmative argued that a ban on smacking would lead to a fear of reporting childhood injuries and to concealing of legitimate accidental injuries for fear of prosecution.

The negative team took the view that children were ‘paradigmatic thinkers’ (sending us scrambling for the dictionary) and could be reasoned with by parents about the behaviour choices that they made. They pushed the point that it was morally hypocritical to teach non-violence through violence and such practices were corrosive of relationships as well, given that the moral authority figures in a child’s life were also punishing them physically. Fear was held to be unhealthy in relationships. Parents needed to self-regulate not to smack and to impose non-physical sanctions on their children, like sending them to their rooms in isolation. Their case was based on the idea that instruction and discussion and talking about choices was the way for parents to go and that the affirmative’s model allowed parents too much discretion about when, how often and for how many years to smack children.

Blaise, Kelvin and Michael held the line and looked like getting the chocolates until Daniel Swain at third negative saved the day for Smiths Hill. In a match winning display, he rebutted the affirmative line by establishing a convincing counter model that was not, until he did so, clearly expressed. He verballed his colleagues in a seductive snow job and won the hearts of the audience and the relieved adjudicators. They were able to give the acceptable and righteous verdict that parents should not be able to discipline their children with a smack. Congratulations to the boys for a hard fought debate and for their solid team work and eloquence. They were presented with a handsome trophy as runners up.

To their credit the boys bounced back for the GPS debate that night against King’s to score a win in a split decision on another counter intuitive line about cutting off foreign aid to countries who failed to give evidence of implementing green policies.

GPS Heads Meeting
Last Thursday the Heads met and discussed crowd behaviour at games and school functions. Several GPS schools have banned the serving of alcohol at dinners where students are present and have regulated the activities of ‘supporters’ tents’ on their grounds. Instances of drunken and rowdy Old Boys being evicted from grounds were aired. The Heads were also concerned about the incidence of ‘sledging’ by spectators. Examples of derogatory remarks being made when mistakes were made in rugby games, or cheers when a player on the opposing side spilled the ball, were raised. Parents and spectators need to be role models to the school boys in attendance, demonstrating how appropriate and sportsmanlike support for teams should be exhibited.

The Heads agreed to communicate to their wider school communities their dissatisfaction with the behaviour of certain vocal minorities at rugby and football games in particular. I have spoken to the boys at recent assemblies about the importance of sportsmanlike conduct when attending school fixtures – home or away. I ask for your help in reminding them of their responsibilities to their team mates and the school.

The Heads spent some time discussing the mismatches that have occurred in rugby fixtures this year and members of the committee are exploring options for 2008. Duty of care and occupational health and safety concerns weigh heavily on the Heads as issues in the administration of contemporary sporting competitions.

Panel Member Training
We have a need for more parents to be trained as panel members for recruitment of staff. Serving on a panel is a very meaningful way of contributing to the life of the school. There are multiple opportunities each year to serve on panels to select Classroom Teachers, School Assistants and Head Teachers. As some trained parents will be leaving us this year when their sons complete Year 12, we have to replace them in the pool of available panel members. We need a mixture of genders and LBOTE parents particularly. If you are interested in being trained please contact John Beringer on 93616910 ext 102 on Monday morning as a couple of training courses are coming up shortly.

High v Grammar – Season Finale
We have a big series of events coming up this weekend beginning with High v Grammar in a crucial debate on Friday night. Our first XI is playing for 3rd place in football and our first XV is going to put in one last big effort for the season. I really hope that as many boys and their parents as possible can be at the Great Hall or Weigall to support our teams. Our boys train hard and put in the effort week after week for the school as much as for themselves and deserve your recognition and support.
Dr K Jaggar

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Here is a brief report showing that Latin and Classical Greek are most certainly NOT “dead” languages! On 26 July, the final round of the Latin and Classical Greek Reading Competition was held at Sydney Grammar. This followed on from the preliminary round, held at Sydney University on 8 June. High had three finalists on the night, who all did their best amongst all the fierce competition. Thomas Wilson (10) entered the Year 10 and 11 Greek, Jun Dai (11) entered the Year 11 Latin, and Christian Katsikaros (10) entered both Year 10 Latin and Year 10 and 11 Greek. The competition was quite simple. For each solo division, finalists were given 15 minutes to look at a text that they had not seen before. After 15 minutes, we were up on a stage narrating the unseen text, followed by a prepared piece of poetry. However it was more than simply reading it out; we had to include expression and appropriate emotion, whilst still adhering to the strict technicalities. It was tough work!

High did fairly well on the night, with Thomas and Jun being commended as finalists, while Christian took home 2nd place for the Latin AND Greek! No 1st place this time, but altogether it was a great night, which felt like a night at the theatre. Unfortunately, our coach Ms Werner couldn’t make it on the night, as she broke her ankle. We wish her a speedy recovery, and hope that our results will do her proud!

Finally, congratulations to all the finalists, for persevering through a hard competition, and hopefully we will be able to see some more High boys next year!
Christian Katsikaros

Year 7 and 8 Nan Tien Temple Excursion
On Wednesday, the Year seven and eight Chinese classes welcomed the much-awaited excursion to the Nan Tien temple in Wollongong.

Once onsite, we were separated into our classes and with the baking sun came a Tai Chi session in the court of the front shrine. The sounds of the tape played during the session caused some of us to crack up in laughter, reminding them of a Chinese Opera.

Afterwards, we fled from the heat and headed up to the front shrine for a talk about the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, otherwise known as the ‘compassionate sage who sees’.

If the long bus trip and roasting sun weren’t enough, my group enviously watched another group heading into the dining hall, while we had to enter the meditation room. There, a reverend instructed us through our meditation, which some of us fell fast asleep.

After casting off our thoughts of hunger for the time being, we settled in the dining hall for lunch. Wolfing down my food consisting of fried rice, curry spring rolls, vegetables and vegetarian meat; most of the day had already come and gone.

Content with our lunch, we followed our tour guide to the main shrine. There we were given an introduction to Buddhism. The main feature of this shrine was the four towering Buddha statues.

After the conclusion of this exciting and interesting excursion, we departed from Nan Tien temple and headed for our school.
Ian Ho (Year 8 Advanced Chinese)

On 1 August 2007, 3 Year 8 Chinese and the Year 7 accelerated Chinese classes went to the Nan Tien Temple at Wollongong. We arrived at 11:30 am and were then split into 3 groups. My group then went straight to the meditation hall. We walked around the room for 10 minutes and then started sitting meditation. This was very calm and soothing for all of us. After that we had lunch. It was a vegetarian meal. It was very scrumptious. Next, we went to visit the pagoda and the main shrine. It was very lavish and full of colour. The tour guide had explained the rules of Buddhism and gave a story on the religion. We were running a little overtime so we had to hurry to the main foyer to do Tai Chi. Yet again it was very soothing. We had our bodies calmed down and felt like we were full of energy again. I think everyone would agree that it was a wonderful day. Thanks to Ms Zhang, Ms Yang and Ms Brewer for supervising and organising the excursion.
Jamian Vuong (Year 7 Chinese)

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SHS Cadet Unit

Vale Major General Jim Norrie
On Monday morning a unit detachment represented the School at the funeral of Old Boy, Major General Jim Norrie. This distinguished soldier’s farewell was attended by a long list of senior officers and dignitaries headed up by HE The Governor General MAJ GEN Michael Jeffery.

The bearer and firing parties were from 3rd Battalion The Royal Australia Regiment (3RAR), supported by the Australian Army Band-Sydney.

Our detachment consisted of :
WO2 Anthony Ho
SGT Denis Stojanovic
CPL Johan Santoso
CDT Kevin Lu

The School’s presence at this sad occasion was marked by the School Banner, carried by the cadet detachment.

HE The Governor General found time to talk to the boys, reminding them to look after the Sir Roden Cutler Memorial Gates that he officially opened in May. On that occasion the Unit mounted an armed guard for His Excellency.

Pacific Army Chiefs Conference
On Wednesday, a group of our cadets had the opportunity to view the displays established at Victoria Barracks, Paddington for the visiting army chiefs from Pacific Rim nations in town for the Pacific Army Chiefs’ Conference. A wide range of the Army’s assets was on display including the newly acquired Abrams M1A1 tank.

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SHS Rowing Committee

Invites all Rowing Parents and other Interested Parties to

The Annual General Meeting 2007 at
7.30pm, Tuesday, 14 August in the
Staff Common Room

All positions are declared vacant and are up for nomination and election. With many Year 12 parents ‘retiring’, we need lots of new faces on the Committee, from all Years.

Come along, be part of the team and support our Rowers in 2007

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From the Rugby Master’s Desk

The Rugby season comes to a close on Saturday against Grammar. It has been a very important season for us. For the first time since 2002 we have played our junior matches in age groups as opposed to Year groups. The juniors have enjoyed the challenge and the associated rewards. The 15As, in particular, fought out a well deserved draw with Scots this year. In 2002 we did not have an “A” team take any competition points in the GPS. In 2002 we forfeited a 1st XV match against The Kings School, on duty of care grounds, which I fully supported and still do today. This year there has never been any such thought by the players or team management. The 1st XV this year has played with the same courage and determination as previous High teams and they can be justifiably proud of themselves. I know I am proud of them. I have received a number of phone calls this week from past players who have offered their support and best wishes for Saturday and on into the future.

When I watch us play rugby I am always reminded of a part of the speech given by Bishop Ethelbert Talbot at the service for Olympic champions during the 1908 Olympic Games. It was subsequently adopted as the Olympic Creed and reads: “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”

This Saturday I urge all the students at High to go to Weigall at 1.45pm and cheer for the 1st XI and then stay and support the 1st XV at 3.15 pm. You won’t regret it.
G. Stein
MIC Rugby

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Rugby Committee Meeting Summary

The sixth meeting of the SBHS Rugby Committee for 2007 was held on 1 August 2007. The following is a summary of the meeting:

Rob Fetherston, Serdar Bolen, Kel O’Keefe, Christina Chow, Judy Fetherston, Katherine Deacon, Geoff Andrews.

Geoff Stein

Rugby Dinners
There concerns were raised about which dinner the 16 years teams should attend and the cut off date to the Junior dinner and the numbers attending.

Rugby Newsletter
A newsletter should be printed at the start of next season. The newsletter should include the important dates for the season and the permission note to play rugby. It should be mailed out to parents.

Treasurer’s Report
Current Balance - $8021.83. The Committee banked $4262 from the Scots game. Concerns expressed over Joeys bringing their own catering. Live Earth parking money still to come.

Fairland Pavilion
The gas bottles prior to the Joeys match were empty. It appears that the people hiring the pavilion are using the gas and the gas is not replaced. One solution might be that Rugby has its own particular section of the pavilion that can be locked that the Rugby BBQ equipment can be stored securely. Cricket covers are being stored in the First Aid room.

Stolen Items at Rugby Training
Items are being stolen from the MPW training area. Coaches could organise for valuables to be locked away safely during training.

Expression of Thanks
Nada Andrews for her many donations of slices and cakes to the canteen fund-raising. R Fetherston as President, K O’Keefe as Treasurer, C Chow as Canteen coordinator, K Deacon as Parking coordinator, J Blomberg and G Andrews as BBQ coordination and to all the High rugby coaches.

AGM Meeting 29 August
All positions up for re-election.

Next meeting: AGM, Wednesday 29 August 2007, 6.00 pm in Room 901. All welcome.

G Stein
MIC Rugby

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High Too Strong For Grammar
First and Second grade Volleyball travelled to the Grammar Volleydome on Saturday knowing that Grammar had rearranged the draw to put their strongest teams on the court.

Grammar’s second grade team was the strongest we’ve seen so far. They put together a quality game with a high level of organisation. High matched them in hitting power but were missing Stephen Dong due to sickness. Grammar went through to win 3 sets to 1.

The First Grade match followed straight after the seconds. The Grammar crowd were excited and had become noisy with their earlier win but this was a familiar environment for our experienced first grade team who enjoy a big match.

The warm up saw some big hitting from Terry and Oli settle the crowd’s enthusiasm a little. High dominated from the whistle and won the match in straight sets maintaining their record of no dropped sets this year.

Junior Tournament
On Saturday 18 August High is hosting the Junior Invitational Tournament. Teams will be travelling from Nowra, Baulkham Hills and Great Lakes Secondary College to compete against our junior teams. Teams will play in Year groups (ie 7, 8 and 9).

Teams are now being prepared for the Australian Schools Volleyball Cup to be held in Melbourne in December.
M Kay

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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that Jim Norrie (1940) was Commander of the Papua New Guinea Defence Force 1973-1975? Many other old boys of Sydney High have contributed to the development of PNG. They include John Grenfell Crawford (1927) who was Chancellor of the University of PNG, 1972-1975; Fred Kaad (1939) who was a District Commissioner 1961-1972, and also Executive Officer of the Commission on Higher Education 1963-1964 (which resulted in the University of PNG); Rodney Madgwick (1958) who was General Secretary of the Public Service Association of PNG 1966-1970; and Craig Kirke (1940) who was appointed a member of the PNG Legislative Council in 1960.

SHS Old Boys Union

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On Saturday 28 July, the major competition of the fencing season, the NSW Schools Fencing League commenced. We entered six teams in the senior division, and five teams in the mini’s division. The preliminary round is competed over a period of five weeks. In this round, teams fence nine bout matches. In the first week, five of our teams competed.

Our mini’s A team had an incredibly close match against Grammar’s B team. Albert Nguyen won the match in the final five seconds of the match. The team's victory was earned by exceptional fencing from everyone, especially our newcomer. Kudos to Matthew Chan, who won his first Schools League bout, and cheers to Anthony Xu for being our most indefatigable fencer. Congratulations to Ian Ho for leading and coordinating this team successfully.

The C team was placed in a tough pool, up against Barker A and St. Aloysius A on the first Saturday of competition. Unfortunately, the first match against Barker A which High lost 8:1; the only win going to Jourdan. New fencers Henry and Swei fenced well but were up against more seasoned fencers in the Barker A team. The second match against Aloysius saw Sam step in and Henry used as a reserve, and was subbed in for the Sam’s final bout but was unlucky to come up against a more experienced fencer. Again High lost to a stronger opponent 8-2 with Swei and Jourdan each winning one bout.

Our second grade team fenced three matches. We fenced well and won two matches, but lost to St. Pats, a team of left-handers hardly anyone knows how to fence against. Our first grade team had an extremely successful day. We breezed through our first two matches 8:1 and 7:2 before facing our nemesis, Sydney Grammar. Fortunately for us, they were preoccupied with other priorities (for example, their HSC trial examinations) and we were able to blitz them 4:0 in their first match of the competition before they woke up. Every bout with these guys is tough to call, and we knew we were not safe from an embarrassing 4:5 loss, and this became apparent when they won the next two bouts. Sadly for them their efforts came a little late and we drew the match out to win 6:3. Condolences to Patrick Duffy and Amadeus Klocker for only winning most of their bouts, and special mention to Mitch Hammer for his 100% win rate. We are looking to finish in the top four in this competition, and depending on our luck, end our season with some team medals.

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From the High Store

Fathers' Day Sale
A gift suggestion for dad or grandad, available from 13 August till 17 August:

Sydney Boys High number plate cover, available in two sizes to fit your plate.

10% off- Normally $39.95 now $36.00

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From the Canteen

We’d like to take the time to thank all our wonderful Canteen Volunteers. We really appreciate your vital role in providing ever healthier and more varied food choices in the Canteen for the benefit of our boys. Providing such healthy variety is time consuming work and requires many hands.

We do appreciate that work situations sometimes change which can mean volunteers being unable to work their rostered day.

You can help enormously by using the Canteen Roster to find someone else to swap with and letting the Canteen staff know of the new arrangement.

If you have never tried Canteen duty before, it is never too late to put up your hand. Even if you can only manage the odd day here and there, every bit of help counts. Just ring the Canteen and offer your services! The direct number for Canteen is 9360 4027. Speak with Karen or Tracey.

Remember…all Canteen profits are returned to the school for the benefit of our boys’ education and development.

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Music Notices

Congratulations to the following boys who have been chosen to perform in the GPS Concert at Kings on September 1.

Tables are of the format 'Surname, Given Name, Year, Instrument'

Symphony Orchestra      
Li Tian Yu 9 Bassoon
Cheung Brendan 9 Cello
Lin Kevin 8 Cello
Li Benjamin 9 Clarinet
Wong Matthew 10 Clarinet
Wilson Thomas 10 Flute
Wong Michael 8 Flute
Wong Wilson 12 Fr Horn
Mehmedbasic Ennes 7 Oboe
Brown Lachlan 10 Percussion
Siu Chapman 12 Trombone
Wong Dominic 11 Timpani
Brokman Andre 9 Violin
Funston Toby 7 Violin
Kok Nathan 8 Violin
Lieu Nathan 11 Violin
Luo Steven 11 Violin
Mickovski Kiril 11 Violin
Sun Tom 11 Violin
Truong Gary 11 Violin
Tsai Jamison 7 Violin
Yeung Alex 11 Violin
Zhang Leon 7 Violin
Zhang Schuman 11 Violin
Kok Nathan 8 Violin

Concert Band      
Alto Ji Remi Ji 11 Alto Sax
Jun Marco 11 Alto Sax
Goh Vincent 9 Bass Clar.
Chen David 8 Clarinet
Han James 9 Clarinet
Kim Albert 11 Clarinet
Mai Tam 11 Clarinet
Nguyen William 11 Clarinet
Rosengarten Toby 11 Clarinet
Tong Matthew 10 Clarinet
Foo Derrick 7 Flute
Luo Daniel 9 Flute
Phillis Maxwell 9 Flute
Beston Samuel 8 Percussion
Niu Guangzhi 9 Percussion
Ho Anthony 11 Tenor Sax
Nadkarni Ishan 11 Tenor Sax
Zu Zhi (George) 11 Trombone
Chan Abraham 10 Trumpet
Kim Sean 9 Trumpet
Siu Timothy 10 Trumpet
Wong Yale 8 Trumpet
Shi David 11 Clarinet

Burston Timothy 10 Tenor
Chan Timothy 8 Treble
Hayes Nicholas 11 Bass
Kwok Nathan 11 Tenor
Tran William 12 Bass
Vuong Jamian 7 Alto
Wang David Li 8 Tenor
Wong Erick 9 Tenor
Renzenbrink Scott 7 Alto

Stage Band      
Mehmedbasic Muhamed 11 Bass Guitar
Sutton Josh 9 Tenor Sax

Winter Music Festival
The Winter Music Festival held last Thursday was a wonderful evening filled with a great range of music by our ensembles, also featuring our Year 12 elective students performing some of their HSC works. The night opened with full force by our Training concert band followed by the senior strings with their lovely rendition of Londonderry Air. The Intermediate concert band and Junior strings dazzled the audience while the senior concert band featured two students performing solo parts in concertos; Wilson Wong (Yr12) on the French horn and Thomas Wilson on the flute. Well done to all our boys who played very well at the concert and good luck to our senior boys with their Trial HSC exams.

Percussion Ensemble
Percussion ensemble rehearsals on Mondays and Tuesdays have begun. Practice is held from 7:30-8:30am (Juniors – Monday Rm101, Seniors – Tuesday Rm201) and is conducted by our Marching band director; Matthew Capper. Thank you to the music committee who have supported us in the recent purchase a wonderful marimba. Please see the music staff if you are interested in joining.

Congratulations again to Zhi (George) Zu who won 2nd place in the St George Piano Eisteddfod open age division for Australian composition and 4th place in the open age Sonata section. A wonderful achievement. We’re all very proud of you.

Tutor of the Week – Ben Carey
Ben has been playing the saxophone since the age of nine, beginning his studies with Paul Champion (Old boy SBHS), then later with James Nightingale and Christina Leonard. He attended the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he graduated from his Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours in 2005. During his tertiary studies Ben received a number of awards and scholarships including the Olive Silvester Scholarship, The Wal Hardwick Memorial Award for the promotion of excellence in Chamber Music, the Chapple Bremner Award and the Margaret Henderson Prize. As a saxophone tutor, Ben has been teaching privately and as an ensemble tutor at various primary and secondary schools since 2000, including Fort St High School, Lewisham Christian Brothers High School, Emanuel School, Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School, Summer Hill Public School, Kegworth Public School and Annandale North Public School. Ben has been tutoring saxophone here at SBHS since the beginning of 2006. In March of this year Ben was awarded a Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship with which he will undertake further studies in September 2007, auditioning for the saxophone and contemporary music course at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud, run by Marie-Bernadette Charrier in Bordeaux, France. He hopes to return to tutor here at SBHS in late 2009 following his studies in Europe.

Student of the Week – Mohit Tugnait (Tenor Saxophone)
I started tutoring Mohit when I arrived here at SBHS early last year, and noticed immediately upon meeting him that he was an extremely bright, energetic and enthusiastic student. He is a very quick thinker (and talker!), which has made our lessons a lot of fun, although initially Mohit’s natural energy was hard to keep up with! Since we began our lessons, Mohit has improved a great deal and his drive and willingness to learn has made him a pleasure to teach. Mohit will be doing his 5th Grade saxophone exam on 25 August this year. Good luck, Mohit and all the boys who have AMEB exams on the horizon! – Ben Carey

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

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SBHS Debating

1. Check your email- get in the loop
How many times can I say this?! Please read the details in the emails carefully and let me know if there are any problems, you can not debate, want to chair a debate etc.

2. GPS Results and new website
The GPS Debating Association now has its own website- www.gpsdebating.com – all results (from First Grade, all B teams, right down to Year 7) are listed here. NB - 7Bs are not listed because the GPS does not provide an adjudicator for that division. Our results so far are as follows.

Year level Round 1- Joeys Round 2- Scots Round 3- Kings
Firsts Won Won Won
Seconds Lost Lost Won
Thirds Lost Won Lost
10A Won Won Lost
10B Won Won Won
9A Won Won Won
9B Won Won Lost
8A Won Won Lost
8B Won Won Won
7A Lost Won Lost
7B Lost Lost Won

3. GPS Debating Dates- please put in your diary

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

4. Debating Diner (September 1)

Information about the Debating Dinner is on the opposite page. Payment is to be made to the front office by Friday August 24.

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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SHS Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

Approaching end of winter
Off-season for basketballers was still action – Friday night action. The competition saw High put in three teams that played against other schools in the local area. For some it was their great chance to practise against opponents of a much higher level, for others it was simply a great chance to display their skills in preparation to the first grade trials.

First grade trials will be held in Week 5 Term 3-see gym notice board
Everyone is encouraged to attend

Second grade is to commence a week after the first grade trials. See the gym noticeboard for more details.

Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

Johny Shih

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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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