High Notes, Vol 8 No 7, March 16 2007

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From the Principal

P & C Sub-Committees – Events Coordination
We need a person or small group to coordinate the resources and equipment that the school holds on behalf of Great Hall users. As we come towards the end of the summer season, sports are holding celebratory dinners and the Great Hall is heavily booked. Table cloths and decorations, cutlery and candles, paper cups and tableware have been accumulated, largely through the efforts of Valda Roser. Recently, the removal of a sink, alterations to a wall and the installation of shelving in the storage room underneath the stairs to the mezzanine level of the Great Hall, has made centralising equipment and accessories needed for events that much easier. However, without Valda, there is now no organisation and the equipment is in the Deer Room in boxes. The event equipment needs to be inventoried and moved to the store room for the Great Hall. A system of signing in and out for equipment used needs to be devised. The school pays for the cleaning of tablecloths but cannot arrange a quick turnaround if events are too contiguous. However, we do have up to 40 tablecloths so two events could occur before the cloths needed to be returned.

I am looking to unload this problem onto the P & C in general. Are there any volunteers?

Year 11 English Arrangements
All incoming Year 11 students are informed at interview about the English arrangements for Year 11. At a meeting for Year 11 parents the question was asked –why does High insist on extension English for all students in Year 11? Ms Trompetter gave the answer to the meeting but I believe that I should make clear the rationale for the intervention.

High’s HSC results over the last decade have been negatively affected overall by relatively weaker English results. We do not want that trend to continue. In 2006, we took the decision to make all boys do Extension English in Year 11. We want to raise the bar on our English standard. We also limited the English Extension 1 classes to 3 for the HSC 2006. Why?

  • Gifted boys should be capable of rising to the challenges posed by the extension course.
  • The extra time in Year 11 was an investment in literacy development for both the advanced and extension students in Year 12, 2007.
  • The additional time allowed teachers to assess in depth to create a merit list of scholars to fill the available extension 1 English places for HSC 2007.
  • The students not qualifying or desiring to do English Extension 1 in Year 12 had the benefit of four extra periods in term 4 in their English Advanced classes to make a solid start on their HSC topics.
  • It was a precondition of enrolment for incoming Year 11 students.

The feedback I have received about the use of extra time in term 4, 2006 was all positive. The results of these efforts will not be known until the HSC for 2007. Nevertheless, the impact of our other literacy interventions can be seen in the Advanced English results. The mean rose by 1.38 to 83.61. In effect size (z score) the result was 0.833 which was the best English HSC result of the new HSC (2001-2006) yet with the most candidates ever (210). I am confident that while we have more to do we are heading in the right direction.

For 2007, for the purposes of course qualification for 2008, students will be assessed in Preliminary English Advanced and Extension. The combined score for each student will be a mark out of 150. The top 70 boys will be offered a place in Extension 1 English for the 2008 HSC first. Thereafter, as students decline a place in the course, their places will be offered to the next highest scorers on the list. This process will continue until the target number of students is reached. I am seeking parental support for this innovation and big commitment of extra teacher time to attempt to benefit our students significantly.

Communication and Calendars
I have heard some complaints about communication via our calendars. The policy is that an up to date calendar is published as the back page of the High Notes each week. That calendar appears on the home page of the school’s website. On the right side there is a column with headings: ‘ last update’, ‘upcoming events’ and ‘school calendar’. Important events are displayed under ‘upcoming events’. Within ‘school calendar’, click on the red current date to view anything on that day. Next to the name of the month are left and right arrows to take you to other months. The details in this calendar are current and updated.

From the administration side, I have heard that people have not been vigilant in viewing the calendar for up to 4 weeks ahead and notifying the Deputy Principals of any cancellations, variations or modifications to the information contained in the calendar. We need to work together to make our good systems work more efficiently.
Dr K Jaggar
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Linguistic Logistics

News from the Languages Department
It has been a busy term for Languages. Assessment tasks have begun already in both Modern and Classical languages. Some excellent Culture Assignments have been handed in by Year 7 Latin classes, and Year 7 and 8 Modern Languages classes are taking part in Speaking and Listening Examinations, with some very good outcomes anticipated.

But the study of Languages is not only about assessments and hard work! Immersion in the target language and enrichment activities are a very important part of language learning.

We expect that all students have by now paid for the excellent Workbooks issued for German, French and Chinese.

The Years 8, 10 and 11/12 classes will also be issued with some exciting Language magazines in the near future. Class teachers will give you the details.

Soon, the Year 7 and 8 French Classes will be entertained by Théâtre Lote, who will be presenting the famous tale of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for everyone’s enjoyment. Permission letters are going out soon to all students concerned.

Soon, the Year 7 and 8 French Classes will be entertained by Théâtre Lote, who will be presenting the famous tale of The Hunchback of Notre Dame for everyone’s enjoyment. Permission letters are going out soon to all students concerned.

Year 9 French are being treated to a Film as part of the French Film Festival.

Ms Zhang is organising the Chinese Eisteddfod, a competition in which our students always participate …and excel!

In addition, Mrs Werner will be organising boys to enter the Greek and Latin Reading Competition, held in June.

Overseas trips are on the Calendar, as well.

Keep reading this column for further details.
Ms D Matsos on behalf of the Languages Department
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P. Day Memorial BBQ

In memory of Phil Day a fundraiser BBQ will be held at the Fairland Pavilion, Centennial Park. I hope that you can come and please spread the word to all High Boys, young and old. The event will only be a success if you pass this information to anyone who may be interested.

Partners, friends & family are of course welcome!

Here are the details:

When: Sunday, 18 March
Time: 12:30 - 6:30 pm
Food & Drink: Beer, wine, soft drinks & food will be available for purchase

We will be accepting donations to the Phil Day Trust. The recommended amount is $50. If you are unable to donate $50, please bring an appropriate amount which you can afford.
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SHS Old Boys Union

Did you know?
Did you know that former Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam and his wife, Margaret, sent three sons to Sydney High? Antony (1960), Nicholas (1962) and Stephen (1967). Mrs Whitlam also served a term as President of the P&C Ladies' Auxiliary in 1959. Her recent biography notes that this was a considerable commitment as the family lived at Cabramatta in days when transport was not so easy as it is now. Mr Whitlam once wrote of Sydney High: “I am always aware that my contribution to the school, like Prince Philip’s to the Monarchy, was no more than supplying three sons to it.”
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P & C meeting

The next P & C meeting will be held on Wednesday 21 March 2007 at 7.30 pm in the Staff Common Room

Dr Jaggar will discuss the 2006 HSC results. All welcome
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Target Rifle Club - Open Day

The Sydney High School Rifle Club is hosting an Open Day at the ANZAC Rifle Range on Saturday 17 March from 9.00 am to 12 noon. Students, parents, staff, siblings and alumni are all welcome to attend. Everything will be provided on the day, and the firing point is under cover if it rains.

Anyone can attend and watch. However, unless special arrangements are made prior to the Open Day, participants aged 12 to 18 must be accompanied by a parent, when registering on the day. If you wish to participate and will not be accompanied by a parent, please contact e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for advice.
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High wins NSW Schools Cup
High Volleyball opened up the season with an almost flawless tournament on Sunday, 11 March. The side, consisting of six first graders and an Under 16, dominated the opposition, losing only one set in the process.

We began with a confidence-building victory over Christian Brothers. Oli’s barrage of jump serves went through their fingers like Terry’s spikes. Some tactical timeouts discussing “What time are we going to Maccas?” probably helped too.

Next, we faced off with the team we would eventually play in the final. Vic was brutal in his attacks from front court, while Jamie’s jump serves crushed the not-so-happy receivers in the Blue Mountains team. The game was over almost as soon as it began, the one-sided score line unchanged from the game against Christian Brothers.

The next game required us to dig deep. With Ritam replacing Oli in the first set against Great Lakes A, there were always bound to be problems. A six-point lead for the other team, thanks to a huge hitter on the other side who probably should’ve been playing rugby, didn’t subside until it was too late. The set was foregone by a mere three points. Oli came back on, our captain’s influence having an instant effect. The team took out the set, and succeeded in winning the following one, on the back of Alex Le’s jump serves, which were better than frozen coke.

In our last preliminary match, we played Great Lakes B. Great Lakes resorted to a 5-man block in the last set to stop relentless attacks from Wei-Ping and Terry. Ritam’s jump serves were going in and the match was wrapped up in straight sets.

The Final was played against Blue Mountains grammar. Alex Le unleashed the ninja within him. Twelve flat, hard floaters soon found themselves embedded in the chests and shoulders of Blue Mountainers who couldn’t handle them. High won the last set by a convincing margin, successfully defending their NSW title.
Ritam Mitra

6 high players have been selected to represent Sydney East. Congratulations to Victor Nguyen, Oliver Konakoff, Terry Ly, Alex Le, Warren Trac and Ping Du on being selected to represent Sydney East at the NSW Inter Regional Volleyball Carnival to be held at Penrith next term.
M. Kay
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1st Grade vs St Josephs
High 1st grade hosted a strong St Josephs lineup for round 5 of the GPS season. Matt and Ivan at number 1 doubles continued their excellent form, beating their opponents 6-4 7-5. However Siu/Prior and Deng/Lee could not overcome their opponents despite playing some solid doubles, both going down 1-6 0-6.

In singles, Matt King dominated his opponent and could even afford to make a few uncharacteristic errors to win convincingly 6-3 6-2. Ivan played courageously, losing the first set 6-0, but fighting back to take the second 6-1. However, he was simply outlasted by his opponent who eventually took out the decider 6-2. Michael Prior at number 3 played some solid tennis but was not consistent enough to beat his quality opponent going down 0-6 0-6. Number 4, Ben Lee also struggled against a solid opponent and was never in control of his game, losing 2-6 1-6. Chapman played some promising tennis but consistency was yet another problem as he went down 0-6 3-6. Eddy at number 6, could not settle down and play his shots, and was unfortunate to go down 0-6 1-6. St Josephs d. High 10-2

  High St Josephs Result
D1 King/Cerecina Gittoes/Gurr 6-4 7-5
D2 Prior/Siu Rando/ Hallaran 1-6 0-6
D3 Lee/Deng Vuksic/Brunskill 1-6 0-6
S1 Matt King P. Gittoes 6-3 6-2
S2 Ivan Cerecina D. Rando 0-6 6-1 2-6
S3 Michael Prior T. Gurr 0-6 0-6
S4 Ben Lee S.Vuksic 2-6 1-6
S5 Chapman Siu A.Hallaran 0-6 3-6
S6 Edward Deng H.Brunskill 0-6 1-6

2nd Grade v St Josephs

  High St Josephs Result
D1 Neo/Nguyen Carrigan/Philpot 3-6 0-6
D2 Cohn/Alganar Lee/Spinaze 2-6 4-6
D3 Cheung/Fu Igoe/Aungles 0-6 1-6
S1 Hau Neo C.Carrigan 6-3 6-3
S2 Cary Cheung S.Philpot 1-6 1-6
S3 Kent Nguyen D.Lee 2-6 3-6
S4 Jason Cohn A.Igoe 1-6 1-6
S5 Arjuna Alganar N.Spinaze 1-6 2-6
S6 Danny Fu D.Aungles 2-6 1-6

St Josephs d. High 11-1
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Minutes of SBHS Basketball Committee Held 28 February 2007

Emma Farhat
George Chow
Ben Hayman
Vince Salomon
Christina Chow
Ross Walker
Hank Foster
Melanie Vertoudakis
David Morrow
Inge Sugito
Lisiane Auzou
Sally Hunt
Mark Paul

Bruce Gordon
Tracey Tassell
Ish Rajendram
Judy Koerber

The meeting commenced at 7.10 pm.

Item 1. Basketball Dinner Organisation
Emma Farhat is in charge of arrangements for 30 March Dinner. Ben Hayman presented a draft programme and invitation which was finalised. Ben will get MVP and MIP names from coaches for the trophies. Ben will speak to younger teams to remind them to buy gift for coaches. Raffle items were discussed along with merits of raffle verses auction. Decided to hold raffle, auction and silent auction to raise as much as possible.

Emma will liaise with caterers. Price agreed at $30/head. Ben will get list of attendees from office so tables can be allocated at the entry door.

Item 2. MIC Report on Season to Date
Number of wins this season has improved as against last season. Morale and enthusiasm is high. Good coaches have made a big difference. We are looking at getting more outside refs so that old boys can coach more. Our finances are strong but more parent involvement is needed. Ben is working on attracting good coaches and retaining them.

Hank Foster talked about the coaching process. Morale is good despite losses. Commitment is strong and team work great. The off season skill development programme is expanding. Concentrating on training for rebounding and shooting. An end of season meeting to address any short comings will be held. Year 7 newcomers will be targeted to help them improve quickly.

Item 3. General Business
One parent raised a concern that her son was not getting enough court time and was becoming demoralised. Mentioned that other boys had dropped out because of this. Vince suggested talking to the coach to see why and then working on specific areas of his game. It was also suggested that joining outside clubs gives valuable experience.

The junior firsts programme – paid for by the canteen is also a great way to improve skills and fitness. It is on Thursdays after school sport. Ben said he would speak to the coach.

A vote of thanks was given to all the parents who help with canteen and the BBQ on Saturdays. Please encourage others to volunteer.

The meeting closed at 7.55 pm.

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Letters Re Absence/Lateness/ Early Leave

When your son returns to school from being absent he is required to provide a letter of explanation signed by a parent or guardian. If your son is going to be late for school a note is also required.

If your son has an early leave note he is required to have his note signed by either Mr Beringer, Mr Dowdell or Mr Prorellis before 8:55 am and handed in to the Main Office immediately after. Each letter should be signed by a parent or guardian with the name, date and roll class of your son printed clearly. Your son needs to pick up a leave pass from the Main Office before he leaves the school.

If you require leave for your son please, apply in writing and address your application to the Principal, Dr Jaggar, stating the reason and length of time of the leave. Your son must then present this application to Dr Jaggar for permission for the leave. Please remember to apply before the leave and not after.

The Principal must approve all leave applications.
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Another email service for parents

Parents who supply the school with an email address can now have an updated report on their son’s attendance record 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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Student Leader Roles in Photography and Visual Arts

The following Student Leader Roles in Photography and Visual Arts are available now for 2007. All students interested in these positions should complete the details in the appropriate space and register their interest with Ms May [Art Staffroom].

Sydney Boys’ High School
School Photographer
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with:
Visual Arts Head Teacher
Assist With:
Photographing assigned events
Enhancing images digitally
Promotion of school activities
Be Trained
Aesthetics of “The photograph”
Design Software [Painter/Photoshop]
Photographs in The Record, High Notes, School Displays, Promotional material

Students demonstrate
Ability to work as part of a team
Ownership of suitable camera [preferable]
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature, reliable and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the school’s code of conduct

Name: ______________________ Roll______
Experience and Reason for interest:

Sydney Boys’ High School
Visual Arts Library
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with
Visual Arts Faculty
Assist With
Art Library organisation
Book covering/registering
Annual Stocktake Database
Be Trained
Library organisation
Stocktake procedures
Maintaining database
Registration of books
Annual printout of art library books
Students demonstrate
Ability to work as a team
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the schools code of conduct

Name: ______________________ Roll______
Experience and Reason for interest:

Sydney Boys’ High School
Visual Arts Ceramics
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with
Visual Arts Faculty
Assist With
Organisation and maintenance of ceramics annexe
Unload and load kiln
Stocktake glazes/underglazes/ordering
Be Trained
kiln operation and principles
Stocktake procedures
Pricing and sourcing materials
Lists of materials needed
Students demonstrate
Ability to work as a team
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the school’s code of conduct

Name: ______________________ Roll______
Experience and Reason for interest:

Sydney Boys’ High School
Visual Arts Exhibitions and displays
Student Leader Portfolio

Liaise with
Visual Arts Faculty
Assist With
Regular Year exhibitions of student art
Design of Annual Art Show and publicity
Promoting Students Art
Be Trained
Hanging exhibitions curating
Posters, invitations, reviews in High Notes and wider community
Students demonstrate
Ability to work as a team
A history of involvement, commitment and interest in this area
A mature and responsible attitude
A willingness to promote the schools code of conduct

Name: ______________________ Roll______
Experience and Reason for interest:

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Cross Country Carnival

Sydney Boys High School Annual Cross Country Carnival
1.20 - 3.00 pm
Monday 2 April 2007
Moore Park, Mount Steele
Mr Prorellis, Mr Kesting I/C

Student Information

Your son will be dismissed earlier than usual on Monday 2 April 2007


1.30 pm 17+  OPEN 3 km 3 Loops
1.45 pm 16 years 3 km 3 Loops
2 pm 15 years 3 km 3 Loops
2.15 pm 14 years 2 km 2 Loops
2.25 pm 13 years 2 km 2 Loops
2.35 pm 12 years 2 km 2 Loops

After the Athletics Carnival, students are to walk back to school.
Students are to cross the road at lights only
Stay in school grounds, then move over to the venue when the bell rings
When your race is called go to the starting area whether you are running or not.
Non runners will stay in the starting area until directed to move by the Marshals
At the finish you will be given a place ticket
If you are in the first 15 places you go to the first 15 table and have your name recorded
All runners to proceed with finish ticket to your house table
Tell the teacher your name and finishing position
After the race you will be dismissed by a teacher
Non runners will have names marked off at the end of the race

Everyone attends
You must run in shoes
Stay on the course and follow directions from course marshals
Spectators must stay within 20m of Cleveland St and are not permitted on the course
Winning house determined by the lowest total of the first ten runners to finish
Award Scheme qualifying standard -compete & finish
Top ten runners will comprise the provisional school team to compete at the zone
Only the first 15 places will be timed
Cross Country Champions will be selected from this event (pending the outcome of any appeals that may arise)
Any MIC ruling is final

Additional Info
The School Cross Country is the first qualifying event within the CHS Competition
The first 10 runners for each age division will make up the school team for the Eastern Suburbs Zone Carnival
The first 12 runners at the Zone Carnival will compete at the Sydney East Regional Carnival and the first 10 runners from Regional Carnival go on to the NSW All Schools Carnival.

You are also invited to join the Sydney High GPS Cross Country Team. GPS Cross Country is a Winter Sport and three age divisions ( U14, U16, Opens) compete on Saturday mornings. The season spans across terms 2 and 3 and involves 11 Saturday morning carnivals. All are welcome to join.
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SBHS Debating

Are you getting the Debating emails?
Every week I have over 30 emails which bounce from addresses that have been supplied by students and parents. Team emails and other important information is sent out regularly and it is imperative that all debaters and their parents are getting the details. If you are not getting the emails it is most likely because we don’t have your registration data (or your email is bouncing)- to get on the listing immediately email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with “ADD TO Year X group” in subject line and indicate your name/your son’s name, Year group and home suburb. Don't forget to check your email each week!

Joining Debating in 2007
Anyone can join debating - no experience is necessary! Information packages are now available from Miss Brewer - please come and collect one and start attending coaching on Fridays as soon as possible.

Coaching has started!
Coaching is on Fridays and runs from 3.20pm to approximately 4.30-4.45pm (depending on your Year level). If you cannot attend training in Term 1 due to summer sporting commitments, please still collect the registration info and sign up now so we can plan for the number of debaters accordingly.

Year 7   603/606/607    Tanvir Ahmed, Faraz Amin and Romesh Abeysuriya
Year 8   506/507/608    William Clegg, Rose Grey and Dr Finnie
Year 9   401            Liz Ames
Year 10  402            Gabriel McManus
Seniors  403/404        Hamish Nairn, Sriram Srikumar and Tom Kaldor

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

Eastside results- Round Two

Year Round 1 Round 2
7 win Loss
8 loss Loss
9 win Win
10 win Win
11 win Win (on forfeit)
12 Win Win

Reddam visited us for the second round of the Eastside Comp. The juniors debated “That we should force Australian television to have more local shows” and the seniors successfully debated “That we should censor war reporting.”

The Eastside Competition
Round 3 is at HOME on 16/03/07. Teams for each round are set in coaching the Friday prior to the debate and the team listings are emailed out to parents and students (so make sure we have your registration information!).

Round 3    16 March    Sydney Boys vs Grammar
Round 4    23 March    SCEGGS vs Sydney Boys
Round 5    30 March    Sydney Girls vs Sydney Boys

Home Debate suppers
Parents of students in Years 7 and 10 help out on Round 3 (16/03/07). Alice Paul the supper coordinator emails out information about this, so keep an eye out for information or email her at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Parking- Vital fundraising
Our next parking date is coming up and we are seeking your assistance with parking in order to raise funds for coaching. If you haven't helped out with parking before, I especially urge you to get involved and donate your time. Helping is really easy and a vital source of income for the Debating Program.

Friday   APRIL 27th      Super 14 HSBC Waratahs v Chiefs @ Aussie start TBC
Sat      JUNE 2nd        Swans v Essendon @ the SCG game starts at 7pm

Please email Harleen Kaur if you are able to help out- This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Ms Jocelyn Brewer
MIC Debating

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Shooting Hoops: Basketball Report

High VS Joeys Term 4 2006

1st LOSS 87-59 H.WALKER 21.
2nd LOSS 60-47 A.LE 8
3rd LOSS 24-40 J.TAO 8
4th WIN 34-29 T.LY 8, L.WONG 8
5th RAIN    
6th RAIN    
7th RAIN    
8th RAIN    
16A WIN 37-32 D.PENG 12, A.YANG 6
16B WIN 34-28 B.YANG 18
16C LOSS 32-27 M.YIU 9
16D WIN 41-18 V.ONG 11
16E LOSS 24-30 D.LAM 11
15A RAIN    
15B RAIN    
15C RAIN    
15D RAIN    
15E RAIN    
14A LOSS 22-31 A.YE 8
14B LOSS 37-24 A.CHIN 20

High VS Joeys Term 1 2007

1st LOSS 63-52 H.WALKER 27
2nd WIN 57-35 A.LE 19
3rd WIN 17-10 S.WANG 4
4th WIN 29-19 J.TAO 6
5th WIN 29-26 D.YU 15
6th WIN 36-22 P.WANG 10
16A LOSS 32-40 D.PENG 12
16B LOSS 24-26 B.YANG 8
16D LOSS 23-37 H.LI 5
15A WIN 40-26 S.YOON 16
15C WIN 42-20 L.WANG 12
15D WIN 52-5 J.LEE 30-YES 30!!
15E WIN 39-26 A.ZHANG 10
14A WIN  OVERTIME 26-25 A.YE 10
14B LOSS 18-25 S.BESTON 7
14D WIN 32-23 D.CHEN 20
13A LOSS 63-2 D.LIANG 2
13B LOSS 41-3 J.LO 2
13C WIN 25-13 H-T. LIN 10
13D WIN 19-8 T.CHIN 8
13E LOSS 59-16 B.CHAU 12

Mr Hayman's Overview
This season has been amazingly successful. We are achieving all our goals from our original strategic plan and consistently updating our plan to improve and better ourselves for the future. If Wei Zhuang could make lay-ups the firsts would have won.

I was particularly pleased to see the 14As get a win in overtime. Their defence really stepped up a notch this week. Coach Wang did a great job helping out for the absent Coach Bose (representing Aust U19). The 14Ds and Es are on a roll!

Again the 15s take a clean sweep in their age group! J Lee in the 15Ds scored 30 points! This must be a junior record! The 15Bs held Joeys to 1 point in the second half and the 15As dominated their opposition. Team of the week is the 2nd Grade. These boys played an entire game of flawless basketball. Holding their opposition to almost half their score from term 4, they executed their offence with ease. They are focused to finish the season strong. Go High Basketball!

Saxby defeated Rubie 12 to 11 in Yr 10 house basketball. The game was highly intense with both teams showing quality gameplay. The crowd was deafening and it’d be nice if our home crowd for 1st grade games would be as loud too! Currently both Rubie and Saxby are on 1, if Saxby wins their next round, they’ll be in the finals!

14Ds Match Report against Knox Grammar
Score: 32-23 (WIN)
Top Scorers: D.Chen 20

As the Es smashed their game by more than 40points we had high hopes just like last week. We eventually did win with a final score of 32 - 23. The game started off with a 2 consecutive baskets by Knox but High started cutting in on the lead with a couple of baskets by Daniel Chen. As the first half ended, High were involved in a close game although we had the lead. During the second half, Daniel scored consecutive baskets making a big lead although Knox had scored as well. Just before the buzzer, High fouled Knox giving Knox a chance to close in on the lead as the buzzer went at 32 – 22. Knox made the first free throw but missed out on the second giving High the win with a score of 32 – 23.
By Alfred Zhang
Captain of the 14Ds

14Es Match Report
Score: 64-12 (WIN)
Top Scorers: F Pham & M Robertson 14, M.Wei 12

We were stoked. This is our 2nd consecutive win and we’re very happy about it. The full team was here again so we could all take a break during the game. The first half was a breeze. We out-manoeuvred the opponent by continuously stealing the ball and scoring. Through the first ten minutes we were ahead by over 20 points to nothing. Then the coach decided to get the starting five off and the next group on. They did pretty well too with many passes and many shots and soon the first half was over with the score being 46-2 or something like that! The second half was similar to the first half. We eased up a little allowing the opponent to scrape in a few shots because we were careless, but in the end the final score was 64-12 and we knew we had won our second consecutive game so far. Let’s just hope we can win our next one too! Thankyou to our coach Ms Ward for her efforts…..GO HIGH BASKETBALL!!
By Joseph Zhang
Captain of the 14Es

Level and Level 1 Statistics Course
Are you interested in the wonderful world of basketball stats? Then you will be interested to know that NSBA is holding two courses which will have you qualified and calling "turnover green 54, bad pass" in no time! The Level 0 course will be held on Saturday 24th of February at 4pm in the meeting room of NSISC and will cost you nothing to attend. A level 1 course will be held on Saturday March 24th at 3pm. Register your interest with Rebecca Reid. To enrol for the Level 0 course, contact Rebecca Reid on 9906 7877 or by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Your Call Ref!
For those of you who have a short term memory problem, here is last week’s question (which you’ll never find in last week’s version of high notes). WATERFOUL 7 and WATERFOUL 14 are passing the ball to each other in their front court. WATERFOUL 7 does a bad pass and the ball goes into their back court. WATERFOUL 9 retrieves the ball after the ball makes it to the 3 second area, and a passing back violation is correctly called. Where is the ball brought back into play?

a) From the free throw line extended at the side line?
b) From the centre line extended at the side line?
c) From the end line?
d) By anywhere the ref wants?
e) At 33° 20' N 44° 24' E, best take your Kevlar vest.

See next week’s for answers!

Basketball Dinner payments are due by 23 March! Don’t forget your uniform on the evening! Permission slips on High notes or collect from Mr Hayman!

Brought to you by Johny Shih
Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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Tennis Dinner & Award Night

To be held in the S.B.H.S. Great Hall
at 6.30pm on
Saturday 31 MARCH 2007

Come and support SBHS tennis.
Special Guest, Raffle Prizes, Trivia Quiz and more...
$30 adults
$25 players
Soft drink provided, BYO wine.

Money to office by 20 March 2007

Student Name _____________________________________  
Roll Class   ___________    Team _________________
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Sydney High Annual Basketball Dinner

Help celebrate another fantastic year of basketball at High by organising your son’s team to attend the 3rd Annual Basketball Dinner ever for all Years!!!

Every team will receive trophies for the Most Valuable Player and Most Improved player. Speeches will be made by coaches about their season! The team with the best highlight footage of their season will show off their talent on the big screen. There will be a raffle for huge prizes and a chance to thank your coach for their efforts.

Friday, 30/ 3/ 07, 6:30 pm. Dinner served at 7:00 pm

Great Hall, Sydney Boys High School

Who is invited
Players, parents, friends, supporters and coaches of all teams!

1) Because the friendships made through SBHS basketball last a lifetime
2) Because the program has improved significantly this season and requires your support for this to continue.

$30/person. Payable to the school office by Friday 23 March 2007

Students are to attend in school uniform

This is a BYO function for adults. Cordial will be served for students

Advise when booking if vegetarian meal is required. Please return the below slip with $30/person to the front office by 23/3/07


Student Name ____________________________ Roll Class ______________

Payment for: ______ persons @ $30 pp as payment for tickets under the name 

of _______________________________, Basketball Team __________________

TOTAL AMOUNT PAID $ ______________
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Sydney Boys High Cricket


Last Saturday provided some “highs” and “lows” for our teams as we pitted ourselves against the might of St Joseph’s Group 2 teams and against Newington in the conclusion of round 6 in Group.1. Congratulations to the 1st XI, 3rd XI, and 14C who represented the school with distinction in our “highs” column In the “lows” column we have the same theme of dropped catches, sub-standard fielding efforts from some players, mentioned in match reports on losses. When will we learn that taking catches or stopping an extra run can lead to saving anywhere between 20-40 runs in an innings and reduces the number times of having to chase big scores when we are batting..

In the “lows” column, I feel sorry for our junior players (13s/14s) who are copping some pretty ordinary umpiring decisions from our opponents’ coaches and parent umpires as we do not have enough support at matches to do our share. Unfortunately the result is we have to cop it sweet, especially when we are closing on a victory, and receive a series of wides, no balls and lbw decisions and fall a few runs short!!. How different it could be if we had equal support at the field on match days? It’s just frustrating for the boys

The AAGPS also must take some responsibility for the manipulation of the playing rules at matches by representatives of some schools as happens regularly, with too many interpretations being applied to the 30/30 match concept. Do we need to have 3 or 4 “top order” opposition players thumping their chests celebrating a 50 score or more (for mum or dad on the sideline) when 6 of their own team mates don’t get a bat? Or, do we accept that a 30 run retirement allows greater participation and is just as important in respect to learning to play and to continue in the sport of cricket? I consider the latter is what the ACB had in mind when recommending it to states and junior cricket associations, schools and colleges. I will continue to fight for this at AAGPS meetings.


1st XI (day 2)
HIGH 10/137 & 6 decl.183 -defeated- NEWINGTON 10/77 & 5/

A deserved win after a season of underachievement by several players M Vithanage (35), Michael Coutts (26) Bowling Damitha Gunaratne 6/14 and Tom Castleton 3/15. 2nd Inngs D’arcy Blaxell (69), Matthew Fetherston (35) and Tom Castleton (21) Bowling Damitha Gunaratne 3/25 and Tom Castelton 1/18

2nd XI (day 2)

No match report received

3rd XI
HIGH 10/129 & 6/116 -defeated- NEWINGTON 10/122

A well deserved victory from a team that regularly is disrupted through player promotions to the 1st and 2nd XIs and rotation of players, with a hard core element binding the team together each week. The team works hard at training, does extra work after school hours and now reaps a deserved reward. Run scorers. 1st.inngs. Ryan Sutton (35n.o) and Toby Rosengarten (24). 2nd Inngs Nicholas Lochner (42), Chris Andrews (18) and Ziggy Tikisci –Harrison (16). Wickets were shared in a great team, effort by Vaibhav Sharma 3/10 (13.2), Chris Andrews 3/12 (9), Damien Tse 1/7(3), Ryan Sutton 1/25 (4) and Kevin Lam 1/40 (10).

16A (day 2)
NEWINGTON 4/379 -defeated- HIGH 10/121 & 4/86

Starting with confidence and that a win was not out of the question with sensible batting High, threw it away with the loss of 2 early wickets and a generally poor batting display to capitulate and be all out for 121. Sent back in High. gained a little respect and finished the day at 4/86 avoiding an outright defeat. Batting 1st Inngs Nakul Pedneker (23), Hugo Richards(14) Avish Sharma (13) the only notable scores. 2nd Inngs Nakul Pedneker (46) and Avish Sharma (16n.o).

15A (day 2)
NEWINGTON 10/165 & 8 decl.75 -defeated- HIGH 10/107 & 3/124

A heartbreaking result.! High resumed day 2 at 1/25 needing 166 for 1st innings points but a batting collapse put that out of reach being all out for 107.Run scorers were Kieran Taylor (38n.o) and Shadman Ali (10) Newington decided an outright win was within their sights and elected to bat a second time and High found new energy taking 8 wkts before Newington declared at 8/75 with an overall lead of 133. Andy Liu took 5 wickets and was supported by Brian Kelly 2 wkts and Kieran Taylor 1 wkt. High began the chase with Shadman Ali making (47) and as the overs ran out Andy Liu (36n.o) and Avindu Vithanage (14n.o) were at the crease with High agonizingly 9 runs short of an outright victory.

14A (day 2)
NEWINGTON 10/163 -defeated- HIGH 10/ 145

With Newington starting day 2 at 4/42 High started well in defending their total of 145 High with Saif Haque and Pasan Pannila bowling tightly to keep Newington to less than 2 runs per over. High then got the breakthrough at 56 and wickets began to fall regularly until the tail enders ground out the runs needed to pass High’s score. The wicket takers for High were Aman Saksena from Year 7 on debut, took 5/14 (11overs), Nakul Bhagwat 3/60 (15overs) and Saif Haque 0/15 (8overs)


St JOSEPH’S 7/240 -defeated- HIGH 7/182

St Joseph’s batted first and were well on the way to a huge total before the drinks break allowed High to regroup and take wickets to hold them to 7/240 at the end of their 30 overs. High then started the chase and at 4/85 were looking good but 2 wkts after a break saw us falter until the Nathan KoK (73n.o), Samir Kinger (24), Abdullah Sarker (19) and Andrew Gong (17) got together in partnerships to get High to 7/182 just 59 runs short of a win when stumps were drawn. Wicket takers for High were Hashan Subasinghe 1/43 (6), Krishan Sivayogarayan 1/31 (5), Samir Kinger 1/31 (4) and Nathan Kok 1/27 (3)

St JOSEPH’S 4/253 -defeated- HIGH 10/64

A disappointing result from a team which has shown improvement recently having been sent in to bat could only muster 64. The only run scorers of note being Ashwin (28) and Sameep Sandhu (13). St Joseph’s took 23 overs to score their 4/259 with Tim Molloy taking 2 wkts, Rafat Kamal and Liam Aylmer one wkt apiece.

HIGH 10/87 -tied- St JOSEPH’S 10/87

Were we robbed?? St Joseph’s batted first and got away to a good start losing their first wkt at 34 but from then on lost wkts regularly to be all out for 87. Wicket takers were Botong Cheng 3/27(off 5), Dominic Cheung 2/9 (off 5) and one wkt each to Iftiar Khan, William Shao and Derek Wei. High then batted and in what can only be seen as a contrived result High’s last batsman was given out with the scores tied. Run scorers Vincent Wang (17n.o),William Shao (13), Botong Cheng (8) and Leo Li (7)

TRINITY 7/67 –defeated- HIGH 7/65

Inexperience in their first 20/20 match saw High win the toss and bat first but were tied down for too many overs without scoring runs until Vivian Le (19) started to hit out with contributions from Kevin Qian (9) and Tahmid Shahriyar (6). Poor fielding and lack of effort saw Trinity capitalize on this and they got the runs in 13 overs. Wicket Takers were Yasar Chowdhury 3/11(4) and Rahib Azwad and Vivian Le each took one wkt

St JOSEPH’S 5/173 -defeated- HIGH 10/53

Run Scorers were Krishnendi Dutta (33), Alexander Hughes (4) and Tian Ling (4). Wicket takers Tom Connelly, Alexander Hughes, Branavan Jeyasara and Hiram Yi each took one wicket.

St JOSEPH’S 2/193 -defeated- HIGH 10/32

Only 8 runs scored off the bat by High with Zafar Mohamed (4), Dhruv Sabharwal (1) and Emtiazul Hoque (1) achieving a score. The sole wicket taker was Ahdil Ansareen with 2/16 off 5 overs.

St JOSEPH’S 3/190 -defeated- HIGH 10/41

Run scorers Ethan Lieu (10), Wade Yang (8n.o) and Vincent Chen (4). The only wicket taker on the day was Wade Yang 1/27 and both Allen Fu and Ethan Lieu created 2 great run-outs

Laurie Heil
MIC Cricket

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Cricket Dinner and Award Night

4 APRIL 2007
6:00 pm

Come and support SBHS cricket at its annual blue (and brown) ribbon event
$30 adults $25 players
Soft drink provided, BYO wine
Money to office by Tuesday 27 March 2007


STUDENT NAME:__________________________________
ROLL CLASS:  __________________________________
TEAM:        __________________________________
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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:  _________________________________
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