High Notes, Vol 8 No 35, November 16 2007

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From the Principal

High Talent
Congratulations to Tom Hurrell, Ashwin Thomas and Alex Shapilsky whose art works have been nominated for inclusion in the annual selection process for the exhibitions in 2008 of Artexpress. Well done to Liam Alymer (Year 9) for his perfect score in the ACER German Listening Test.

Community Service Appreciated
I received a card this week with the following message: “I read of the large amount your Year 12 boys raised for “Youth off the Streets”. How inspiring! What a wonderful example to other boys and other schools. Congratulations on the spirit in your school. Best wishes”. ZB. It goes to show that people out there in the wider community are aware of the service orientation of our culture and appreciate it.

Year 11 Reports
All Year 11 boys should have completed their Clearance Forms and come to receive their Yearly Reports from me. I note that many boys have neglected to do so. I urge parents of Year 11 boys to ask them to bring home their reports to discuss their progress.

Year 12 References
The HSC is over again for another year. Year 12 students are now completing their Clearance Forms and picking up their portfolios. I have completed 152 references. There are still quite a few incomplete ones where teacher reference sheets have not been returned or students have not emailed their personal paragraphs outlining their achievements. I urge parents to encourage their sons to complete the reference process. I occasionally get calls and emails from Old boys wanting information that is stored electronically in our reference files

Monthly Giving Scheme
Thank you to the 52 people who are members of the monthly giving scheme. Total monthly donations are now $1,590. Our target for 2008 is to have 150 donors generating $4,500 per month towards our new library / performing arts centre 125th anniversary project. If you are looking for an easy, relatively painless way of supporting High, do as I do and commit to a monthly credit card payment for a great cause – public education.

Exciting new research tool – JStor
The Library Fund has subscribed to a very powerful research tool – JStor. This service is used extensively in universities and consists of electronic access to journal articles in a large number of academic journals. I believe that teachers and students will find JStor gives them an edge when responding to current issues in their courses.

Data Projection and sound system roll out
Our policy is to have our teaching spaces data projection capable, mounted on the ceilings in security cages. In addition, we see sound system support for video streaming and WAN downloads as essential, given the quality of PC and laptop generated sound. Consequently, our roll out is expensive at up to $4k per room. In 2006, using Centenary Building Fund capital maintenance funds and a grant from the P & C, we set up eight rooms. In 2007 first semester, another seven rooms were equipped. This month we are establishing another five rooms. We have spent nearly $50k this year alone to bring the world to our classrooms – yet another good reason for parents to support the Centenary Building Fund.

Behaviour on trains
Embarrassingly, I have received another complaint from a regular commuter on the Strathfield line. Apparently, a group of five or six boys are abusing rail pass privileges. Boys are once again reminded that they are to give up their seats willingly to adult paying passengers. Not only does non-compliance constitute grounds for cancellation of a train pass, but also the actions of a few tarnish the reputation of the whole school. Sydney Boys High is judged widely as a lighthouse school. Our students bear a heavy burden to set a good example for others in public education. Let us make sure that at all times our behaviour justifies our elite status.
Dr K.A. Jaggar

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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that the first Mayor of Sydney was elected in 1842? Numerous holders of the office have visited Sydney High, but only two have attended as pupils: Archibald Howie (c 1895) who was Mayor in 1936-1937; and Leo Port (1939) who was Mayor in 1975-1978.

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Exchange Work Experience

Chris Herting reports on his work experience

Willkommen im Klassenzimmer!
Being allowed to do a work experience at Sydney Boys High School is a great and valuable experience. Since the end of October I have had the great opportunity to spend some time at this school and get a deeper and more practical insight into teaching. I am currently an exchange student from Germany studying English and Philosophy at the University of Sydney. Australian Studies and Australian Literature are my focus in my studies this year.

Although I only spent just a short period of time at Sydney Boys High School, I would like to report on my impressions and experiences. One of many reasons why I applied for this school is the fact that students are able to choose from a wide range of languages. Besides classical languages such as Latin and Classical Greek, French, Chinese and German are also being taught. It is amazing to see that many students at Sydney High are willing to learn another language. In our global world it is most important to be open to different cultures and societies. The best and probably most interesting way to achieve this is by learning a new language.

I talked to many Sydney High students who learn German. They do very well and I would like to motivate them to continue with German. Moreover, I am impressed by the engagement and energetic effort the teachers put into their work. Ms Matsos’, Latin class 8, for example, is ahead in covering their topics and they have already begun with Year 9 topics.

Furthermore, it astonished me how many different sport and music activities are made available to every student. This surely means a welcome and challenging change for all of them. Besides that, it also strengthens the sense of school community and identity.

All in all, I am very grateful that I have been allowed to spend some time at this school and I would like to say thank you to the pupils and to the staff, especially Ms Matsos and Mr Walker, for their continuous support and for their warm welcome.

Chris Herting berichtet über sein Praktikum
Es ist eine besondere und wohl auch einmalige Erfahrung, an der Sydney Boys High School ein Praktikum machen zu dürfen. Für mich ergab sich diese ausgezeichnete Gelegenheit im Rahmen meines Auslandssemesters, das ich hier an der University of Sydney verbringe. Ich komme aus Deutschland, studiere Englisch und Philosophie und konzentriere mich zurzeit in meinem Studium auf Australian Studies.

Obwohl ich nur für kurze Zeit an der Sydney Boys High gewesen bin, möchte ich von meinen Eindrücken und Erfahrungen, die ich hier in dieser Zeit gesammelt habe, berichten.

Ein Grund von vielen, warum ich mich bei der Sydney Boys High School beworben habe, ist die Tatsache, dass an dieser Schule, viele verschiedene Sprachen unterrichtet werden. Neben den klassischen Sprachen wie Latein und Griechisch werden auch moderne Sprachen wie Französisch, Chinesisch oder Deutsch angeboten. In unserer globalisierten Welt gehört es zu den wichtigen Schlüsselqualifikationen, mit Menschen aus der ganzen Welt kommunizieren zu können und deren Kultur zu verstehen. Es ist daher sehr erfreulich, dass so viele Schüler von dem Angebot der Schule Gebrauch machen, und eine Sprache erlernen und sich damit höher qualifizieren.

Darüber hinaus beeindruckt mich das Engagement der Lehrerschaft, die mit Ideenreichtum und realitätsnahem Unterricht die Schüler in ihren Leistungen motivieren. Das Ergebnis kann sich sehen lassen. Die 8er Lateinklasse von Frau Matsos ist dem eigentlichen Unterrichtsplan weit voraus und hat bereits mit dem Stoff aus der 9. Klasse begonnen. Neben den geistigen werden auch sportliche Fähigkeiten gefördert. Die Schüler können von einem großen Angebot der verschiedensten Sportarten wählen. Dies bietet einen guten Ausgleich zu dem fordernden Schulalltag. Im Übrigen stärken die sportlichen Aktivitäten nicht nur das Selbstbewusstsein der Schüler, sondern schaffen auch ein Gemeinschaftsgefühl und ein Gefühl der Verbundenheit zur Schule.

Ich bin sehr dankbar dafür, dass ich an der Sydney Boys High School einige Zeit verbringen darf und ich möchte mich bei den Schülern und bei dem Lehrpersonal, besonders bei Frau Matsos und bei Herrn Walker, für ihre beständige Unterstützung und freundliche Einbindung bedanken
Chris Herting

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The Children’s Medical Research Institute and Jeans for Genes, being a nominated SBHS charity, are organising a new fundraiser program, Gift Wrap for a Cause. This year gift wrapping will take place at Myer Bondi Junction, Sydney City and Parramatta from 7-24 December and at Rhodes Shopping Centre from 15-24 December. The idea is simple – customers purchase a Christmas item and Jeans for Genes volunteers wrap it for a small donation. Currently they are seeking volunteers who would like to assist staff gift wrap at the above locations. This is a perfect opportunity for students to fulfil their Duke of Edinburgh community service or receive community service award points for their school award system. Students need to be 16 years or older. Information and clear instructions will be provided to students before they commence. A certificate and reference letter (when requested) will be forwarded to students for inclusion in their resume. For further information and to apply go to the website www.jeans4genes.com.au Click on How Can I Help/School Genie/Special Event Genie.
S Plummer
Charities Coordinator

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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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Water Polo

GPS Round 1
Saint Aloysius 2nds 20 v 2 High
High met their coach for the first time on Saturday, and he seemed to inspire them to new levels of skill. The boys played well beyond their previous attempts, and with a full strength team had the score at a (relatively) respectable 11-2 at three quarter time. The last quarter saw a blow out in the score as High became increasingly tired and the superior St Aloysius fitness came into play. Great goals from a run-away Anton Komarov and a fantastic finish by Kiril Mickovski while the keeper was recovering from the captain’s devastating shot.
Ziggy Harrison-Tikisci

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Canteen Christmas Party

Canteen volunteers Christmas party
We’d love to welcome all our volunteers to our

Christmas Afternoon Tea
on Friday 30 November, at 2.00pm

It’s a chance for us to socialise as a group and also say a huge
Thank You
to all our Year 12 parents and others who are moving on.

With many Year 12 parents leaving, we are actively seeking new volunteers.

If you have never tried helping in the canteen, why not give it a go? It’s a great way to make a really substantial contribution to our school. No need to wait until next year….come along to the party and introduce yourself!

For our continuing volunteers
We know your work and family commitments can change over time, so, if you find a different day would suit better for 2008, be quick and arrange a new time with Karen & Tracey today.

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Music Notices

Jazz in the Courtyard Concert
Sunday’s Jazz in the Courtyard concert was a wonderful success with fantastic weather providing a relaxing afternoon for all who attended. Our Junior and Senior Jazz Bands performed a wide selection of music and Diminished 5ifths playing in between the two sets. The concert in the courtyard also featured the debut of our new Yr 7 Jazz Ensemble run by Muhamed Mehmedbasic, Ashwin Thomas and Ivan Cerecina in Yr 11. Thank you to all those who attended and showed support to our young musicians and thank you especially to all the parents who helped out with the BBQ.

SBHS Spring Music Festival
Our Spring Music Festival featuring the large ensembles will be held this Sunday the 18th of November in the Great Hall. Please purchase the tickets at the door if you have not already done so. The concert will begin at 5pm and we ask the boys to arrive by 4pm to set up and tune before the concert. We look forward to your company on this showcase evening

Price: $12.00 Single / $25.00 family

Students are to wear performance uniform, i.e. long sleeved white shirts, tie, black shoes, grey school trousers.

Music Awards Assembly
Our Music Awards Assembly will be held in the Great Hall on Monday the 19th of November. We would like to invite parents to attend this formal assembly where Marching Band, GPS Music Festival, Piano Competition and Music Pocket awards will be presented. There will also be a special guest speaker and performances by our Encore nominees. The assembly will begin at 11:20am, please arrive and be seated by 11am. We look forward to your company on this special occasion.

Music Awards Dinner
The Annual Music Awards Dinner will be held on Saturday the 8th of December in the Great Hall at 7pm. This evening acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our young musicians throughout the year. There will also be a special guest speaker and performer. Tickets can be purchased through the main office with prices $25.00 for students/ children under 16 and $30.00 for adults.

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Bastketball: Shootin' Hoops

Term 1 2007

 1st LOSS 80-63  V.NGUYEN 23
2nd LOSS 62-53 A.LE 17
3rd LOSS 23-39 B.SUN 8
4th LOSS 27-42 T.LY 8
6th WIN 22-20 P.WANG 5
7th WIN 31-25 R.YEUNG 10
8th LOSS 18-14 W.ZHUANG 4
16A WIN 33-22 A.YANG 11
16B WIN 31-24 B.YANG 12
16C LOSS 13-41 J.WONG 7
16D LOSS 15-41 H.LI 5
16E LOSS 24-62 D.LAM 12
15C LOSS 18-19 I.LU 9
15D WIN 15-14 H. VI 5
14A WIN 32-27 M.WONG 7
14B LOSS 26-21 A.CHIN 13
14C LOSS 38-17 D.CHANDRA 8
14D LOSS 42-18 A.ZHANG, A.HO 8
14E LOSS 52-27 M.WEI 13
13A LOSS 54-6 A.MOON 4
13B LOSS 42-2 J.ZHOU 2
13C LOSS 35-21 N.TANG 4
13D LOSS 38-2 D.WANG 2
13E LOSS 57-2 B.CHAN 2

Term 4 2007

 1st LOSS 72-48 S.DONG 18, 11 REB
2nd WIN 60-48 L.TENG 12, M.FENG 10
3rd LOSS 42-30 A.YANG 11
4th LOSS 43-26 B.YANG 8
16A Cancelled ------- Poor conditions
16B WIN 30-17 N.WANG 8
16C LOSS 27-38 H.TRAN 14
16D LOSS 7-48 H.ZHUANG 2
16E LOSS 15-26 H.VI
15A LOSS 24-37 N.AUTAR 8
15B LOSS 23-28 K.LU 8
15C LOSS 12-40 H.TRAN 4
15D LOSS 20-24 B.DO 6
15E LOSS 20-44 B.LEO 6
14A LOSS 44-18 D.LIANG 10
14B WIN 25-21 J.PARK 6, R.LIN 6
14C WIN 35-15 A.FENG 8
14D WIN 19-11 L.ZHAO 6
14E LOSS 11-37 N.LY 5

15s K/O in State Finals!

Well done 14s age group winning games. We have not won this many games in the 14s for years! Keep improving and you can become undefeated like the 16s were a few weeks ago!

Another great victory for second grade making them 3rd in rank! Keep up the great work!

Mr Hayman's Player of the Week: Matthew Jones
In the absence of Ding Xiao this week Matthew Jones stepped up against the side tipped to win GPS this season. He tirelessly worked away on the boards and stopped a lot of quality drives by the opposition with excellent help defence. It was not until the 4th quarter when Matt fouled out that Shore took a convincing lead. Matthew works as hard as he can every week. He always puts in his best effort on the weekend. He loves this school and is representing all of the themes we asked the team to exhibit this season. First to the weights room, first to fitness, constantly encouraging his team mates; he is a player that every coach would want in their side. He came down with 12 rebounds in 24 minutes of great hustle. Well done Matt and the firsts. Keep up the improved performances.
B. Hayman

Field Goal: 3-Aug
Free Throw: 1-Feb
Points: 7
Total Rebounds: 12
Personal Fouls: 5
Turnovers: 0
Assists: 3
Blocks: 1
Steals: 0

Note: 3 Pointers also count towards field goals

To team captains
Please send in match reports to Mr Hayman by lunch time Monday. I’m hoping to receive short reports containing highlights or what the team did very well during each weekend.

Cheering for High:
Our players need the support when they’re on the courts. Keep up your chants and your support for them, it’ll turn our narrow losses to wins. Also please avoid using negative comments to the opposition team and the refs. It’s good sportsmanship.

15s State Knockout
Our 15s have gone a long way in their state knockout and now finally they’re in the finals! It shows the great potential our school has in the coming years!

15 Es match report against Shore
Although we lacked one key player and were playing the school with the best E team, we were still confident. The game started with High leading after 2 consecutive baskets by D Wang, but surprisingly Shore could score effectively by driving even when double-teamed and never missed even in mid air above the baseline under extreme-pressure. When Shore led by 8 points, High began to catch up, but Shore maintained its lead at half time, 12-24. In the second half, High endeavoured to score faster but was unlucky, as countless shots put up from outside the key ended up rolling around the ring and into the hands of Shore, as they continued to lay-up not even missing when they couldn’t see. The score at the end was 20-44. Although we lost, everyone made an improvement from last time against Shore losing 52-27 when the Es still had M Wei. Special mentions go to O Sabau and myself each scoring 4 points, J Zhang for amazing defence and his 4 points, A Ho for great dribbling, B Leo for top scoring, Y Chan for rebounding, J Chen for great general play and K Ho for improvement in defence. Thanks to Ms Ward for coaching us! Continue the good work, have fun and we’ll WIN!
David Li Wang
Captain of the 15Es

From the editor
Keep up that great spirit and attitude! Perhaps by next season you’ll be able to prove to Shore which school has the newest best 15Es team.
Johny Shih
Thank you to Mr B.Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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SBHS Cricket

The last 3 weeks, although interrupted by weather, have seen a real buzz occur among our cricketers with consistent performances, competitive scores and individual improvements. In particular the improvement in the boys in the Years 7, 8 and 9 teams and their attitude towards training and attendances has been terrific. But most importantly I am hearing from teams that there is now a belief that each time we take the field we can win matches – and if the “winning attitude” is maintained we will ultimately succeed.

Around the Grounds
The weather was the winner, with Group1, 1st and 2nd XI matches last Saturday abandoned due to rain and lack of opportunity to prepare turf wickets. However, it was interesting to note that the AAGPS competition (unlike Sydney Grade cricket) did not take the common sense approach to retain an even playing field for all, with the odd school pushing the boundaries in the interest of premiership points. With the multiplicity of sports available in Sydney during the summer I believe as do others, that the time has arrived for a serious review of the competition overall and the duration and rules of the different types of cricket available. This is further supported by the changing backgrounds and cultures of many of the boys trying and already playing cricket, at many different levels of skills. Then there are those who had no previous chance to try, or be coached at primary school, who are keen enough to try cricket at High who are important to the future of the game. It’s time that the winner(s) “who-goes-all-out-to-win the-sheep-station at-all-cost” realizes that if they continue in that vein it becomes a disincentive to opposition players already trying hard to develop their skills and interest – and the result is that they walk away from cricket.

With a depleted bowling attack, High took the field with a mixture of players from other teams due to the cancellations. On McKay 2 at the time of my departure we were in the field and weren’t looking to good with the amount of cricket balls clearing the boundary. However, we must have made a remarkable recovery, as I haven’t had a report to the contrary, so must assume that we won???

16Bs SHORE 8 – 188 -defeated- HIGH 10 -109
A pretty good effort by this composite team who had not played together as a combination. Oliver Fio and Ben Encel shared the captaincy duties but credit to the rest of the boys who supported them in the field. Shore finished on 188 but not without the loss of 8 wickets after some big hitting early. Great bowling figures from Anthony Hopkins 3-14, Angud Chawla 2-6 and David Ma 2-22. Our turn to bat and we were a bit stiff with a LBW decision that doesn’t exist under the new GPS rules (‘if a player is playing a shot he cannot be given out”) However the man in the checkered shirt (“Shore’s umpire”) is right, as we respect the umpires decision and always play the game!!!!. Harrison Lane put together 30, Ben Encel 29 and Julian Ubaldi received a confidence booster with 11.

15Bs SHORE 4-110 -defeated- HIGH 10-109 (30 overs)
It hurt – the first Term 1 loss to take the team’s overall stats (incl 2 trials) to 13 wins and 4 losses.

With the Skipper injured and a couple of changes the “dream team” crashed to defeat by a narrow margin with 3 overs to go in the match. Batting first we were too slow early which took a toll on the middle order and tail to have to force runs, and we didn’t do that as well as we usually do. Then we had a bruising day in the field with a complete reverse from the previous week, missing catches and run–outs, plus some undisciplined overs giving Shore freebie extras. Wicket takers Krishan Sivayagarayan 1-22, Derek Wei 1-22 and Vino Anandaselvakumar 1-25. Run Scorers Samuel Lane 34, Henri Sit 19 and Ishman Bari 9. However, it’s not the end of the world and at least they’ve got the horror match out of the way for the season (we have all experienced one of these!!)

A BLAST FROM THE PAST – 14As (from Sat 3rd NOV)
A report that got lost in the great “email heaven” but very much worth reading as we start to see the talent emerging in our youngest players.

Day 1
Joey’s made 5 -180 and declared. Wicket takers were Alexander Hughes 2-31(4overs), Tom Connelly 1-12(5) and Jason Pham 1-14 (2). High then were dismissed making 10-54 with Sudam Dias 19, Krishnendu Dutta 7 and Hiram Yu 5 the main run scorers. Joey’s made High “follow-on” and at stumps on Day 1 we were 1-29. On Day 2 facing a 126 run deficit High looked like taking a belting and then it all happened!! Sudam Dias again made runs scoring 26, Druv Gupta 23 and Christopher Oei made 19 with several others chipping in and in a cliff hanger High missed by just 2 runs with 10-124 to make Joey’s have to bat again. This was an outstanding effort played in a commendable sporting manner and nearly everyone made a start in the 2nd innings. The turning point in the whole game was the strength of their middle order and if we could have improved our bowling the result could have been much different. (From our Reporter Mr Unbiased-Dad)

NEW CRICKET STORE ROOM – Adjacent to the cricket nets
This week we moved house and all of our cricket equipment and support gear is now very handy to our facility which is First Class but will not remain that way, if we see thoughtlessness and some silly incidents that can cause damage. Due to a non-indigenous lilac tree overhanging the nets and dropping its leaves and blooms, the surface of the nets, plus rain becomes a slippery sludge patch. It becomes an OH&S concern as well as a Duty of Care consideration, the coaching staff on your behalf and you on behalf of preserving our great facilities. It’s a two way deal!

By using the nets when they are in this condition, ruins the synthetic surface over time as well as staining the area where the blooms get trodden on. To guide you there will be a notice board at the nets to tell you whether they are open / or closed. Notices will also be posted in the area and news and training bookings will also be displayed.

Thank you to the few who have replied and accepted billets, including our Year 7 parents. Those who are assisting in this area will be able to attend the Carnival in company with their billets. I am disappointed with many of the senior players particularly those who have benefited from the Barberis Cup trips to Melbourne and 5 Highs in the immediate past who have not discussed billets with their parents. Billeting is a two-way cost saving to students whilst enjoying the hospitality of others and possibly making new friends. I am aware that not all have the facilities to offer billeting but if you have we urgently need your support. An advice no Later than Friday 16th NOVEMBER allows sufficient time to round-up additional support. My email address is….. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Schools competing are Kent St Sports High (Perth), Adelaide High, Melbourne High, Brisbane High and Sydney High. Commences Mon 3rd Dec and daily to and including Fri 7th Dec. All boys pay a $100 levy which is available to the Host State to offset lunches, drinks and umpire costs. At the completion of the games a Five Highs Carnival Team is selected and receive special shirts. WE will have a Manager, Coach and 13 Player squad, plus students who are billeting assisting with scoring, drinks, team liaison etc.

BARBERIS CUP - 9th to 11th DEC
Sydney travel to Melbourne on Sunday 9th Dec and play 2 One Day Fixtures on Mon 10th and Tue 11th Dec, returning to Sydney at the completion of the match on Tuesday (with Trophy –of course!!) The cost to boys travelling will be air fares, plus $20 for cricket presentation caps. A Manager and Coach and 12 players will travel.

ALL NATIONS CUP – Thursday 13th DECEMBER – Years 7, 8 and 9
(Current Champions, CHINA) Teams are formed based on parents Country of Birth of the cricketers nominating. Teams consist of 10 players, batting in pairs for 3 overs, bowlers restricted to 3 overs and time limits and penalties. A team must have (4 x Yr 7), (3 x Yr 8) and (3 x Yr 9) in their mix. It is a Round-Robin-Tournament and starts 9-0am and finishes at 5-30pm. Nomination sheets will be available through Coaches and Masters to ensure all starters are “genuine” and do not include cricketers named Donald Duck, Huey Duck, Lews Goose etc…I think you get the drift!! It’s on the way next week so start thinking about your teams. Starting nations are Australia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Korea, Singapore, Bangladesh, Thailand and Malaysia, Sheriff’s XI (Master’s ??), Rest of the World (even Kiwis). A barbecue and canteen support will operate on the day.

So there are chances for all ages and Years to participate in some additional cricket and also throw caution to the wind and enjoy it
Laurie Heil
MIC Cricket

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Year 7 Immunisation Program 2007

  • Hepatitis B – second dose for students who received their first dose earlier in the year
  • Varicella [chickenpox] vaccine – for students who were absent when this was administered earlier in the year

Vaccinations for Year 7 students will take place on

Wednesday 21 November 2007

A team of specially trained registered nurses will be visiting the school.

Next week boys will be issued parent information kits. If you would like your son to be vaccinated, please complete the Consent Form in the kit and return completed forms to the collection box in the Main Office. Alternatively, boys can bring the forms with them on Wednesday. Boys who do not bring the completed consent forms will not be able to take advantage of this free service.

Further information about the program including translated material for parents is available at www.health.nsw.gov.au

After the boys have been vaccinated they will be given a Record of Vaccination to take home so that you can keep their immunisation records up to date.

If you have any queries, please contact Mr Beringer.

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Cricket Billeting

The Australian Five Highs Cricket Carnival will be held in Sydney from December 3 to December 7, SBHS are hosts this year.

There will be 52 Boys coming from interstate who will require billeting for 5 nights. The boys will be playing cricket all day and basically need somewhere to sleep along with an evening meal. If you can help we would greatly appreciate your support and generosity.

If you can assist please contact Chris Kourtesis (Maths Dept) X127 or email me at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Note: Boys who take billets are not required to attend school during that week. They may attend the cricket.

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Chinese New Year Celebration

Saturday 23rd February 2008, SBHS School Hall

The School Development Committee and the P & C invite you to celebrate the New School Year and the Chinese New Year (The Year of the Rat) on Saturday 23 Feb 2008

Asian food, Entertainment, Music, Prizes, Lion Dance, etc

We need your help to make this a fantastic evening for the school community. We would love to have donations from Businesses (particularly involved with the School) to give as small prizes on the night, or items that would add to the enjoyment of the night.

We need volunteers to help in all phases of the preparations e.g. give ideas, help in setting up, decorating and clearing etc. We would like you to put the date in your Diary and come to the party.

To help please contact Charles Ovadia on 0412 560 511 or 9386 1221 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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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