High Notes, Vol 8 No 29, September 21 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to our GPS Chess team of 8. In the GPS competition hosted by High, our boys retained the trophy from the inaugural contest last year. Well done, boys! Congratulations to the Diminished 5ths who played so impressively to win the Jazz Band Competition.

GPS Athletics Carnival
There was a really good atmosphere at Homebush last Saturday for the annual GPS Athletics carnival. The hard work of the athletics team and the coaching staff led by Mr Devlin has paid off handsomely. A larger crowd of High supporters was treated to a great display of team effort, particularly by our juniors. The Junior Championship result was the best this century. Everyone concerned should be heartened by the boys’ performances and ought to be inspired to recruit more athletes, to start training earlier in the season and to set goals for 2008. The most impressive aspect of the day was the competitiveness of the boys – a noticeable change in attitude to that which was observed several years ago. The results table below shows much improvement has occurred. The name of the game is to finish or post a qualifying height or distance in every championship event to guarantee at least 5 points for the team. Better results in hurdle events were features of the day as were the consistently good relay results.

I really appreciated the individual performance of Michael Phung in U13 – 2nd in long jump, 3rd in 100m, 4th in 200m. and 4th in 4x100m relay. In U14 I liked Shadman Ali’s 2nd in the 200m, 3rd in 100m and 4th in the 4x100m. In U16 Michael Denny-Smith showed great stamina - 400m 2nd , hurdles 9th, 8th in high jump, 7th in 4x400 relay. Dinghua Xiao came up against a hot field in U16 shot to nearly break the old GPS record with another PB of 14.59 for 4th. Focussed competitors can earn many points.

SHS - GPS Athletics Carnival Results

  Senior Point Score Position Junior Point Score Position
2007 185 9 421 7
2006 175.5 8 374.5 8
2005 155 9 317 9

I have set some benchmarks for the coaches and competitors to consider in 2008. If we reached these benchmarks we could realistically attain our next target of 6th in Juniors and 7th in Seniors.

  100m 200m 400m 800m 1500m
U13 12.60 26.00 61.50 2.25.0 5.02.5
U14 12.30 25.20 58.00 2.10.0 4.37.0
U15 12.20 25.00 55.00 2.07.0 4.35.0
U16 11.85 23.40 54.00 2.06.5 4.34.0
U17 11.30 23.30 53.50 2.06.0 4.33.0
Open 11.50 23.10 52.50 2.05.0 4.30.0

Marketing Officer
Now that Lisa Gowran is leaving us to relocate to Cromer High we are in need of a Marketing Officer. This is an evolving role centred on marketing the school, advertising, publicising the school’s activities in the press, organising Open Day and conducting tours of the school. The role design is determined to a large extent by the incumbent. The allowance for teachers is 3 periods per cycle. Compensation may be by time or period equivalent payment as a secondary employment role. Please let me know if you are interested.

Student Mentors
I am still looking for more volunteers to act as mentors to incoming students. Current Year 8 and Year 10 boys are being asked to volunteer. To register your interest or to find out more about what you might be asked to do, please contact my Assistant, Ms Williams.

School Prefects and Executive Team
The selection process for School Prefects and the Prefect Executive has been completed. David Vien was elected School captain by the Prefects and Matthew Coutts is Vice Captain. Together and after consulting with Mr Kesting, the Captains appointed Joshua Hui as Senior Prefect. I congratulate all the Prefects Elect and the Senior Executive team on their selection to these important school governance roles.

Team Managers For the Cricket Season
The Cricket Committee is offering an employment opportunity for Old Boys or current students over the age of 15 with an understanding of and interest in GPS cricket. The role is to manage a junior team in the morning competition. There are several teams requiring managers. The manager will be responsible for communicating venues and times to the team, organising the kit to be available at the venue, ensuring scoring and umpiring occurs at the game and reporting scores or problems to the MIC cricket. The employment period is terms 4 and 1 on competition Saturdays for 4 hours in the mornings. Remuneration is on a $60 per match basis. If you qualify and would like to be considered for one of these positions, please register your interest and contact details with my Assistant, Ms Williams, who will refer your contact details to Mr Laurie Heil, MIC Cricket.
Dr K Jaggar

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Road Safety Around Schools

The City of Sydney will be increasing enforcement operations around school zones as part of a campaign to improve safety around schools. There are concerns for safety due to inappropriate and dangerous stopping and parking behaviour by parents dropping off and picking up their children.

We have been advised that City of Sydney Rangers will soon be actively monitoring and visiting schools to educate drivers to ensure that they comply with the road rules. They will also be issuing penalty notices where applicable.

The Rangers may be in plain clothes and can book drivers without approaching the driver; that is fines will be sent to offenders by mail. It is worth noting that the Roads and Traffic Authority increased penalties for traffic and parking offences in school zones from 21 May 2007. The new fines and demerit point increases include:

  • Double parking - $231 fine and two demerit points
  • Stopping on or near a children’s/ pedestrian/marked foot crossing - $308 fine and two demerit points
  • Disobey No Stopping sign - $231 fine and two demerit points

Parents are encouraged to drop their children off within the School grounds for the safety of all concerned.

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Strongman Competition

25 Strongmen
4 Challenges
Maximum Power
1 Ultimate Champion

In the Annual Strongman competition we had 15 Seniors (over 15 yrs) and 10 Juniors (under 15 yrs) pushing, pulling, flipping and carrying their way through 4 gruelling events to find the ultimate champion. All boys acquitted themselves extremely well and should be proud of their efforts. It takes a certain mental attitude to throw yourself into a contest of strength and power against fellow competitors and I’m very happy with the tenacity shown by all. However there can be only one champion and the top 5 from each division is shown below as well as some highlights. They will have their name engraved on a strongman plaque in the weights room along with last year’s winners.

1st Anton Komarov 47
2nd Alex Vertoudakis 42
3rd Warren Trac 40
4th Ping Du 39.5
5th Pat Gallego 38

1st James Whiting 31
2nd Dominic Edgtton 30
3rd George Denny-Smith 30
4th Barry Chen 29
5th Jonah Petrie 26

Strongman Highlights and Lowlights

  • Mini strongman Shanaz Razeen‘s ‘balls and all’ car pull and Tyre flipping technique.
  • Alex Vertoudakis showing why he is the king of the truck pull winning and beating his next competitor by 5 seconds.
  • Danny Fu’s (little men have power) tyre flipping technique which enabled him to take out the senior tyre flipping division
  • Warren Trac’s abysmal car pull (great great grandmothers crawl faster) which could have cost him the title
  • Rob Chen’s ignorance to pain as he shredded his feet with blisters in the car pull (should have kept the slippers on Rob)
  • Mr Hannon’s George Miller like filming techniques as he captured all the action up close and personal.
  • Anton Komarov showing that you need only a mask and underpants to create a super hero image
  • James Whiting proving once again that technique and consistency are the keys to bringing down the big men.
  • Dinghua Xiao’s acrobatic gravity defying tyre and body flip where he ended up wearing the tyre as a hoola hoop. Very entertaining Ding.
  • The HULK’s appearance.

A very big thank you must be given to the following teachers and students who helped make the contest run smoothly. Mr Stein (Farmers Carry), Mr Ryan (Truck Pull), Mr Barris (Viking Pull), Mr Hayman and Josh Tassell (Tyre Flip), David Vien for his organisational skills and his team of seniors who ran the bar-b-cue smoothly and efficiently., Mr Hannon who filmed the event, the Band and all those students who helped set up and pack away. Without all of your help we would not have been able to get through it all so smoothly and raise some money for gym equipment. Thank you all.

Skins Special Offer Continues
I have been able to negotiate a 20% discount with the company Body Science in regards to their compression garment range similar to the commonly known SKINS range. All you have to do is log on to their website at www.kompressorz.com register as a shopper and at the bottom of the purchase page type in the Friends Code: sbhs and you will get an automatic 20% discount with free freight. These tights are state of the art and by personal experience are thicker, more compressive and more resilient than skins or many other equivalent brands. They also include both upper body/lower body/full length or part length variations. For recovery and training comfort they are an essential garment for sport enthusiasts.

'If all else fails, get a bigger hammer'

Strength & Conditioning Coach

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Tennis AGM

Invitation to all Tennis parents and interested parties

P & C Subcommittee Tennis AGM
Wednesday 26 September 2007
7pm in the Staff Common Room

Mr Richard Ayre has kindly agreed to take over as MIC Tennis. At this meeting you will have the opportunity to inform yourself about the 2008 tennis program, discuss issues and present ideas on how tennis at High can be further enhanced. Please note that all positions will be declared vacant. Like all sports at SBHS, tennis needs the active support of ALL parents and your attendance at this meeting will be highly valued. I am looking forward to see you there.
Gabriele Klocker

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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that the system of British Knighthood dates back to Saxon times? Thirty eight old boys of Sydney High have been invested into one of the orders of Knighthood or been made Knight Bachelors. The first old boy to receive a Knighthood was Samuel Barraclough (1889) who was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1920, following his service in the Australian Imperial Force in World War I. The most recent was Michael Marmot (1961) who was made a Knight Bachelor in the UK in 2000 for services to epidemiology and understanding health inequalities.

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Year 8 Soccer Picnic

Date : Saturday 29 September
Time : Starting at 11 am, finishing whenever
Location : Centennial Park, on the inner SBHS soccer field (ie same place as last year for 14As)

Bring your own picnic, join in the parents versus boys game or barrack (for the parents) from the sidelines. Everyone welcome - hope to see you and your family there
Enquiries : Robyn Connell 0438 800 873

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Annual Combined GPS Church Service

The President, Ian Clarke, and members of the GPS OBU Council invite you and all friends in the GPS Community to attend this annual service.

Venue: Shore Chapel, North Sydney (Parking is available off Union Street)
Date: Sunday, 21 October 2007
Time: 9.00 am

Morning tea will be served following the service.

The ecumenical nature of our service enjoys the warm support of Headmasters and Clergy.

Reverend Nick Foord, an Old Boy, (80) has kindly arranged the service and the inclusion of the Shore Boys’ Choir.

Dr Timothy Wright, Headmaster of Shore will give an address.

Students, Old Boys and Parents are warmly invited to join us in this joint worship.

RSVP by 25 September 2007 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it – Anita Pampalian

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Sydney Boys High Exoday 2007

Sydney High's 2007 Exoday was very different from the previous year. There was a much greater emphasis on social justice. Pre-Exoday, Sydney High's ISCF (Inter-School Christian Fellowship) had decided to give the option to students, to sign up for Samaritan Purse's Operation Christmas Child, and to serve soup at St Vincent De Paul's Matthew Talbot Hostel in Woolloomoolloo. Both charitable causes were well received by the students, with around 15 having signed up to serve soup in the holidays at the Hostel, and 16 boxes and counting for the Operation Christmas Child Project. I must congratulate the boys who have signed up/donated boxes, I commend you for your efforts. It is great to see the boys actively seeking to change these people's lives.

On to the Exoday itself. The weather fined up for us which was excellent; and the student's were working hard to get things ready in time. A big hand must go to Nathan McDonnell for organising most, if not all of the event; and Varan Peranathan for his great work running the BBQ. The guests started arriving, the band, the representatives from World Vision and Matthew Talbot, Nick Khiroya, the speaker, and of course the students.

The band opened with a few songs, and then it was on to the speakers. Both World Vision and Matthew Talbot had some great practical solutions to helping out and seeking to end poverty and social injustice. They spoke with a passion, and really showed the students how much these people needed our help. Edwin Montoya Zorrilla spoke about Amnesty International's fight for human rights, and urged all the students to get behind this worthy cause. It would be great to see more and more boys join the charities committee, as a result of these excellent speeches. Nick Khiroya, had a funny story to tell, and re-worked the Christian message in a fresh and innovative way. David Kim then got up and spoke of how he can turn to Christ in times of trouble.

All in all, it was a great day. The BBQ raised $328 and only 300 of the 500 sausages could be cooked as a BBQ broke down. You will be pleased to know that these leftover sausages were donated to the St Vincent De Paul Matthew Talbot Hostel. Once again, I must thank the volunteers, the students, the speakers, the representatives, and the staff, in particular Messrs Beringer and Dowdell, and Dr Jaggar.

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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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AAGPS Athletics Championships

15 September 2007 marked the commencement of the 112th annual AAGPS Athletic Championships as Sydney High athletes tackled the notoriously blustery conditions of the Homebush Athletic arena. Although a small crowd of high supporters contributed little in terms of numbers to the overall crowd of near 8000, their spirit and enthusiasm was anything but lacking as they cheered on all participating High athletes with a new found vigour. In the 13 years division, Michael Phung proved his consistency as he participated successfully in a number of events, taking 3rd in the 100m (12.52), 4th in the 200m (25.92) and second in the long jump (5.07). Surprise package Kah-Yang Wong ran brilliantly to take 3rd in the 400m and the 4 x 100m relay (K Gunaratne, T Ling, S Reiyder and M Phung) perfected their changes running for a well deserved 4th (51.87).

In the 14 years division, last year’s standout performer Shadman Ali continued his success at the GPS level running scorching times of 11.90 in the 100m and 24.03 in the 200m to place 3rd and 2nd respectively. A notable mention must also go to Christopher Morrow who represented the school gallantly in a number of events performing just outside the medals in each. The importance and value of the relay training undertaken by all participating athletes also began to show as the 14s 4 x 100m relay on the back of a strong final leg by Ali ran a respectable 4th (48.81).

The 15 years Sydney High athletics team was unfortunately weakened greatly with the loss of key runner and junior athletics co-captain Joshua Tassell with a hamstring strain only a couple of days out from the championships. However, a number of other individuals stepped up to the plate performing outstandingly to regain some of the potential points lost. Jeremy Ireland ran beautifully to match his 2nd place in last year’s carnival in the 1500m (4.26.38). A consistent performer for Sydney High athletics, Jeremy is seen at all training sessions putting in 110% and his well deserved 2nd placing is a reflection of this hard work. He stands as an example for all other athletes to follow and forge their own paths to success. In other performances, Justin Chow utilised his basketball background as he jumped his way to 3rd (1.70) in the high jump and a solid 5th placing by the 4 x 100m relay team completed a carnival of mixed success for the age group.

The 16 years Sydney High athletics team performed admirably with exceptional performances by Michael Denny Smith setting the foundation for other notable achievements by the remaining individuals of the team. Denny Smith ran incredibly to place 4th in the 200m (23.40), a close 2nd in the 400m (52.32) and 4th in the division hurdles (15.23). A wonderful all-round performance. Dinghua Xiao threw a personal best (14.59) to unluckily place 4th with the three athletes ahead of him all breaking the record and Xiao himself being only 3cm off it. Danny Fu jumped well (5.70) for 4th in the long jump, Matthew Rusli threw powerfully for 4th in the division shot put (10.52) and Lachlan Street ran well for 5th in the division 100m (12.07). Once again many of these athletes backed up for the 4 x 100m relay which ran a respectable 5th (45.78). A strong performance by this age group greatly aided the effort of the junior team as they eclipsed last year’s overall performance.

Although there were few placings in the senior age divisions, all athletes competed well amongst the fierce competition. In the 17s, Kogulan Sriranjan confirmed his title as the fastest man at Sydney High running an amazing 11.47 to finish 6th in a hotly contested 100m championship. He backed this performance with an equally fast 23.31 in the 200m to finish one place better. Joseph Lai ran brilliantly to place 4th in the 110m hurdles championships in a personal best time of 16.16 and George Lo matched this with an 11.69 in the division 100m. The opens saw a little more success with myself placing 3rd in the 110m championship hurdles (15.37) and the opens 4 x 100m relay team (F Jin, G Lo, D Gunaratne & K Sriranjan) surprising everyone including themselves to run a sizzling time of 44.96 to finish 4th. Finally, Frank Jin portrayed the raw talent possessed by all High athletes as he jumped a personal best of 6.55m to take 3rd in the long jump – with a mere one week’s training. Frank has been one of Sydney High’s most successful athletes in recent years placing four times in the event which included one of the school’s few wins (2005).

Although the team was unable to seize that valuable win, the junior team even with the loss of sprinter Joshua Tassell met all expectations as they surpassed both the Armidale School and The Scots College to finish a respectable 7th, our best performance in many years. Although the senior team were once again surpassed by The Armidale School, it was a brave effort put in by those athletes partaking at the championships.

During my time participating in High athletics, I’ve witnessed true feats of courage, as individuals overcame all odds to perform remarkable feats. Although there were no wins to take home, there was definitely no shortage of courage. I draw on in particular the effort of Aaron Shuttleworth in the senior 4 x 400m relay. A week of hearing him boast of burning his nearest competitor in his leg of the race became ever tiresome, but burn he did, as I watched him draw level and surpass the Newington runner with 200m to go setting a solid platform for the final runner of the team. A valiant effort embracing all that Sydney High Athletics represents.
Dakshika Gunaratne
Athletics Captain 2007

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Results from the 112th GPS Athletics Finals

Event Division  13 14 15 16 17 Opens
100 Champ Michael Phung Shadman Ali Nicholas Dimitropoulos Kent Nguyen Kogulan Sriranjan Dakshika Gunaratne
    12.52 (3rd) 11.9 (3rd) 12.68 11.91 11.47 11.84
100 Div Tian Ling Michael Wong Justin Chow Lachlan Street George Lo Frank Jin
    13.65 12.9 12.51 12.07 11.69 12.34
200 Champ Michael Phung Shadman Ali Jim Nguyen Michael Denny-Smith Kogulan Sriranjan Aaron Shuttleworth
    25.85 24.03 (2nd) 27.17 23.4 23.31 24.47
400 Champ Kah-Yang Wong Christopher Morrow Stephen Yoon Michael Denny-Smith Ty  Linegar Jeremy Luscombe
    61.08 (3rd) 60.36 65.07 52.32 53.95 55.01
800 Champ Pasan Pannila Dale Chen Neil Street Amer Amin Arunan  Kandasamy Thomas  Castleton
    2.32.66 2.22.66 2.18.17 2.26.47 2.31.64 2.12.74
800 Div Kah-Yang  Wong Brian Kelly Timothy Siu Clive Chen Kwan Choi Nikola Levanic
    DNS 2.19.59 2.24.65 2.24.76 2.26.44 2.13.55
1500 Champ Pasan Pannila Samuel Lane Jeremy Ireland Nathan McDonnell Ty Linegar Shiva Sheth
    5.1934 4.36.48 4.26.38 (2nd) 4.55 5.08.57 4.43.67
Hurdles Champ Kumudika Gunaratne Christopher Morrow Stephen Yoon Lachlan Street Joseph Lai Dakshika Gunaratne
    16.61 13.9 17.91 18.59 16.16 15.37 (3rd)
Hurdles Div Patrick Krakovsky Benjamin Li Jim Nguyen Michael Denny-Smith Danny Fu Arthur Wang
    16.68 15.44 21.54 15.23 20.6 19.23
     HJ Champ Michael Phung Christopher Morrow Justin Chow Michael Denny-Smith Lachlan Street Nicholas Dimitropoulos
    1.40m 1.58m 1.70m (3rd) 1.70m 1.70m NH
     LJ Champ Michael Phung Derek Trang Tony Xiao Danny Fu Gehan Karunaratne Frank Jin
    5.07m (2nd) 3.24m 5.12 5.70m 5.60m 6.55m (3rd)
     SP Champ David Nguyen Michael Wang George Denny-Smith Dinghua Xiao Ping Du Patrick Gallego
    11.60m 9.82 12.63m 14.59m 11.06m 11.06m
     SP Champ Albert Huynh David Ma Barry Chen Matthew Rusli Warren Trac Dougall Norris
    9.5 9.58m 10.55 10.52m 10.75m 9.97m
4 x 100m   Michael Phung Shadman Ali Nicholas Dimitropoulos Kent Nguyen Joshua Hui Dakshika Gunaratne
    Tian Ling Michael Wong Justin Chow Lachlan Street Arunan Kandasamy Frank Jin
    Kah-Yang Wong Isnad Zaman  Barry Chen  Michael Denny-Smith Danny Fu Kogulan Sriranjan
    Slava Reiyder Saif Haque Jeffery Wong Joel Livingston Ben Wang George Lo
    51.87 48.81 48.02 45.78 48.41 44.96

4 x 400m Junior Nelson Ridges
  Timothy Siu
  Neil Street
  Matthew Ling
4 x 400m Senior Patrick Locke
  Daniel O’Keefe
  Alistair Taylor
  Aaron Shuttleworth
3000m Harrison Lane
  Edwin Montoya Zorrilla
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125th Anniversary Ball and Cabaret

Friday 21 November 2008

In conjunction with Sydney Girls High School, we are holding an Anniversary Ball and Cabaret evening on Friday 21 November 2008.

If you are interested in volunteering to be on the organising committee for this important event in the School’s calendar, please contact Lynne Williams on 9361 6910, ext 114

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SBHS Rowing

Rowing Season Launch 2007-08
Parent Orientation
Saturday 20th October 2007

If you’re like me you won’t know everything about rowing so come along and acquaint yourself with what goes on at the High rowing sheds.

All senior parents are needed to help with the boys camping at the sheds at least once during the season and all the junior parents need to help at the Saturday BBQs.

Program for Parents
9.00am - Years 7, 8, 9 orientation and tour of the sheds
10.00am – Morning tea (coffee/tea and croissants)
11.00am – Years 10 & 11 outline of rowing camps

Highlights include

  • The season calendar with important dates
  • Expectations of the boys
  • Expectations of the parents
  • Outline of camp duties for senior parents – presented by parents, Andy Freiman and Geoff Andrews
  • Outline of Saturday BBQ duty for junior parents – presented by Steve Whiting and Peter Ambrose
  • Tour of the kitchen
  • Meet the rowing teachers, coaches and committee

Together we can make it a great rowing season

Julie Blomberg
President 07-08

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Parent Mentors

We are looking for new parent mentors

A Parent Mentor is an informal contact person who will welcome New Parents into the School Community and is available to them to help them through the difficulties encountered in their first year at the School.

The aim is to have every parent of a new boy starting at the School matched up with a mentoring parent already at the School. The role of the Mentoring Parent is

  • To actively contact the new parent and make them welcome and be a friendly face in a big organisation.
  • To make themselves available by phone or in person or by email as they see fit.
  • To help the new parent with any simple query about the education system and the way the school works.
  • They will be a point of contact for all the trivial questions that might plague a new high school family.
  • To advise the new parent of the appropriate channels of communication at the school for serious matters eg Year adviser, School counsellor etc
  • To act as a propagandist for the School and the great benefits of being involved in all the facets of their son’s education.

The scheme is informal, without a lot of structure and depends for its success on the enthusiasm of the Mentors.

The scheme has worked extremely well in its first year and has not been at all onerous.

All the Mentor Parents this year have enjoyed it tremendously and the New Parents have been extremely receptive and grateful for the contact.

As there is an attrition rate every year we need new Mentor Parents.

Please join us as the more parents we have the easier is the task.

Could you please contact Charles Ovadia on 9386 1221 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or send your details to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Or fill in the form below and return to the Principal’s Assistant

Name: ______________________________________

Email Address: _____________________________

Contact Phone

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SBHS Cricket

Summer Sports got under way this week and on this Saturday 22nd September we have trials and skills Assessments for Years 7, 8 and 9 cricketers at the School nets and adjacent fields from 9-30am – 1-00pm.

This will be an exciting season at High, where all teams will benefit from team coaches and the addition of sport specialists currently training at the School who will contribute to a broader base for smaller groups to learn and practise basic skills leading into regular team positions on Saturdays. All cricketers will be allocated to team squads of 12 players so that we achieve maximum participation for all and still have the opportunity to be selected in a higher team through their individual performances throughout the season.

To be a member of the cricket community at High those selecting cricket must be available to play on AAGPS Saturdays for the School during the season. Club cricketers who completed their commitment to their Club’s at the conclusion of Term 1 are expected to be available for selection in High teams. If players cannot commit to being available for all or the greater majority of matches, they should select another sport.

Cricket relies on committed team players who want to achieve recognition in their sport and strive to be the best in their particular skills, whether it is batting, bowling, fielding or wicket keeping.

Our direction in the 2007-08 season is to lose the tag of just being “nice blokes and enthusiastic on the field to play against” whilst they pile on heaps of runs, and to become “tough, consistent, competitive and play like winners every time we walk onto the field”

Open Squad Camp
The Open Squad Joining Instruction is displayed on the Cricket Website for perusal by all participants. A Parent Consent Return is also attached which must be completed and returned to Mr Howey by the due date, to establish all trialists’ participation. In addition please note that if any of the boys are on medication, or have allergies, that this is notified per the instruction on the website which assist the Camp Staff in their duty of care roles.

First Fixture
The Season programme appears on the Cricket Website and all cricketers are advised to check to establish where they may be playing and to give your parents an opportunity to plan transport arrangements.

Bus Transport
Dependent on the demand buses will be provided when our teams are “AWAY” at The King’s School (North Parramatta), St Ignatius (Riverview) and St Joseph’s (Hunters Hill) for all Saturday morning fixtures only. The cost is $5-00 return per person, including parents, who may also utilize the buses on these days. Details appear on the website.

Cricket Website
The website is your communication centre for activities within the cricket community in conjunction with High Notes. All Parents and players are advised that the site is there so that all are aware of what is happening and overcomes excuses by the boys that they were not aware of events. More importantly it gives parents a rough chance of getting the right information over the general abbreviated versions from the boys. We’ve all been down this path!!

Laurie Heil
MIC Cricket

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Alcohol, Drugs and Teenagers

As parents we all wonder how best to discuss the complex issues of drugs and alcohol with our teenage children, and how to guide and assist them to make healthy life choices. Many of us are uncertain of the latest scientific data on drugs; and we often don’t know how much information or misinformation our boys have gathered themselves.

To clarify these issues and to provide a forum for our questions the P&C has invited an expert in the field to address the parents at the October P&C Meeting.

Who : Mr Paul Garufi, Drug and Alcohol Consultant for the Department of Education

When : Wednesday 17 October 2007 at 7:30 pm, in the first week of Term 4

Where: Staff Common Room, Sydney Boys High

Mr Garufi has a wealth of experience in talking to students, teachers and parents about these issues.

As part of Mr Garufi’s presentation there will be ample time allocated to answer any questions you may have. Parents are invited to join us in great numbers for this fascinating meeting.

After Mr Garufi’s presentation the P&C Meeting will proceed as per agenda.

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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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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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