High Notes, Vol 9 No 10, April 04 2008

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From the Principal

High Talent
At the recent National Swimming Championships, School Captain 2004, Tom Miller, made the final of the 100m freestyle, swimming 50.3 for 8th place in a hot field. Tom also made it to the semi-finals in the 50m freestyle before being eliminated. Considering the demands of Tom's academic career, this was a great effort indeed. Benjamin Encel performed really well at the recent Sydney International Challengers Tournament. Competing against adults with higher chess ratings, Ben starred with a 13th place (5.5/9). Congratulations, Ben. At the GPS Regatta this year the stand out result was the effort of the 3rd IV (Peters, Kite, Binns, Abeysuriya, c. Jian) it was comparatively the best row since 1999 (8.32%), with two novice rowers rising to the occasion. The first VIII (Ridges, Pfull, Vien, Andrews, Reid, Kelly, Merom, O'Keefe, c. Desmond) rowed a respectable 6m21s, which was comparatively the fifth best performance in the last decade (6.87%). The first Year 10 VIII (Ambrose, Boulavine, Musgrove, Edgtton, Whiting, Blomberg, Chen, Denny-Smith, c. Deacon) posted an 8.75% margin, indicating more off-season weights work will be necessary for the whole crew to become competitive next year.

Industrial Action Tuesday, April 8
Parents and carers are advised that industrial action by the NSW Teachers Federation is planned for Tuesday, April 8. The school will be open. Minimal supervision will be provided. The swipe-on system closing time will be adjusted to 11:05 am so that all card readers can be in operation. All boys should swipe on before that time and go straight to period 3 at 11:08. Lessons will proceed as normal for the rest of the day.

Library Fundraising
Last year the Sydney High School Development Committee ran a successful telephone campaign to raise money for the Sydney Boys High School Building Fund. Its primary goal is to raise funds to build a new library and performing arts theatre for the school. The Committee plans to run the campaign again this year from early in term 2. Last year we had a good response from Year Groups and interested parents who volunteered to spend a couple of evenings being trained and then a couple more contacting by phone or email 20-30 people. I hope those experienced parents will volunteer again and that additional parents can join the group, particularly from our new enrolment Years 7, 9, 11. Details of when we train and when the campaign will commence will be provided in due course. At the moment this is an advance notice. Please contact me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Steve Saunders through This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you are willing to join our campaign for a very worthy cause.

Canteen Serving Policy
Boys should not attempt to ask for service from the Canteen after the bell has sounded for the end of a break – recess or lunch 2. Canteen staff are asked not to serve boys once the breaks have ended. Too many boys are waiting until the bell, getting food and trying to take it to class. My information is that queues at the Canteen are thin in the last 5 minutes before the bell. No cheaper food will be sold at the end of lunch 2. Order your lunch and avoid the queues. When Canteen staff serve during class time it is completely at their discretion and only to senior school students (Years 11-12). Students cannot expect or demand to be served during class time. Canteen policy is that no students in blue shirts are served during class time as they could not have a 'study' period.

The Sydney Boys High School Council
The most important group in our school governance is the School Council. The Sydney High School Council operated from 1951 until 1995 when it was replaced by Sydney Boys High School Council in June of that year, under the regulations set down by the Education Act 1990. It discusses and ratifies broad school policy but controls no financial resources itself. It discusses, approves and monitors the school budget. It endorses the aims and educational goals of the school. It approves educational priorities and identifies needs. It fosters the welfare of students and nurtures relationships with the school community. It advises and assists the Principal in relation to these matters and encourages and promotes community participation in school events. Its unique and most important function is to coordinate the activities of the P & C, Foundation and 'other bodies within the school community' (including the OBU and committees), in implementing policies consistent with its objective of "continued operation of the school as an academically selective school operating within both the public education system and the Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools." I urge staff, parents, Old Boys and students to consider putting themselves forward to serve on this vital organisation to ensure broad input of views into policy formation.
Dr K A Jaggar

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Public Speaking

In general, public speaking at Sydney Boys provides you with an opportunity to express and communicate yourself in the public domain, developing confidence and articulation. It also allows you to convey and reveal your true personality, whether it is solemn or humorous.

This year has seen the introduction of Kelvin Yu as public speaking coach at Sydney Boys. Kelvin's expertise and years of experience in Public Speaking and Debating have provided all of us with a new lexicon in the art of public speaking. His astute advice and recommendations go a long way to ensuring the ongoing accomplishments and success of public speaking in the future.

Recently, I attended the 2008 Rostrum Voice of Youth Competition. This was yet another wonderful experience for me, as I stood up in front of a fairly large audience and began to converse about 'Man's greatest enemy; food'. In a narrowly fought out battle, I ended a runner-up. Nevertheless, what I have discovered about public speaking over all these years is that, no matter how good you are, it is all about giving it a shot and enjoying the moment. After all, 'It's only a game!'
Anosh Sivashanmugarajah

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Year 7 Parent Group

An Invitation to Year 7 Parents to attend a meeting in the Staff Common Room, Thursday 10 April 2008 at 6:30pm

Miss Lim will address the meeting, providing information about Half Yearly exams and Awards

Parent Group meetings are an ideal opportunity to meet other parents in your son's Year, raise questions, make suggestions and discuss any concerns you may have.

If you require any further information please feel free to contact the year 7 parent group at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We look forward to seeing you there!

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SBHS: Foundation Years

The masters (continued)
The exceptional nature of men who taught at Sydney High in Castlereagh Street is well illustrated by the careers of the men who held the position of "first-assistant master". This week, we look at the last, and probably the most controversial master to hold that position at the Castlereagh St School, Mr W J Crompton.

William J Crompton
Unlike many of the other masters at that time, William Crompton was a stayer at Sydney High, remaining around 15 years, until 1901.

Born on 12 April 1843, Crompton was a product of the famous Winchester College in England and a graduate of Oxford University, attending Balliol College. He is also said to have been a grandson of the inventor of the Crompton spinning mill.

One old boy recalled of Crompton:

Being himself an Old Boy of Winchester College (England), his admiration and esteem for his old school was so great that a certain poem extolling Winchester was invariably given to his class to learn as an aid to memory training. The "poetry", I believe, consisted of some hundred or so verses, but as I do not know of one pupil who was successful in learning the whole of it, I may be understating its length. It was of such great assistance in training the memory that I do not now even remember one line!

He came first in the Indian Civil Service classical examination in 1870. However, he drifted to Brisbane where he spent 10 years at Brisbane Grammar School before coming to Sydney first to join the staff of Sydney Girls High School in December 1886 and then the staff of Sydney Boys in October 1887.

A fellow master, G P Barbour had this to say about Crompton:

Another interesting but more erratic personality was Crompton, with more ability than ballast. He came from England at middle age, [and] was first put up among the Gods or Goddesses of the top floor - the Girls High held the upper regions, the mere males the lower. Crompton was no mean Classic, but his forte was History. He had a marvellous store of historical facts and anecdotes, and he voiced them in a rich and often violent vocabulary. The boys loved to lead him on to some pet theme; listening is much easier than having to think. As I said, Crompton began at the top among the angels, but his reign in heaven was brief as Lucifer

The old steam trams passed under the windows. Crompton had just embarked on one of his historical flights, where there squealed a blast from a tram whistle, and the orator consigned all trams to perdition in a blasting orgasm of eloquence, fiery enough to penetrate to the ears of the Headmistress. Crompton found his level; hurled headlong flaming from the ethereal sky, he brought up among us inferiors. If he could not claim to be a founder of High's future greatness, he at least beguiled many a tedious dinner hour for us with a rich fund of anecdotes, historical and others not found in text books.

Indeed, one old boy recalled:

I have better recollection and more memories of his teaching than of any other in the School. Teaching subjects in which he was a ripe scholar, he gave them life, with frequent relevant digression, based on his wide reading; his classes were never dull. Sometimes his digressions covered a wide field, seemingly far-removed from our subject matter; I recall discussion on mixed marriages, on religious differences, together with tales of his experiences, of his school days at Winchester, during the Crimean War, where his father served. I think he was a disappointed man, who had missed out in his career, through faults of his own, and he resented being passed over in the appointment of a successor to Coates.

He provoked a storm of protest on one occasion when he took some of his senior students to the theatre. Indignant parents penned anonymous letters to the Department protesting against Australian schoolboys being exposed to such depravity. This was not the only occasion on which he was a cause of concern to the Department. Never free of financial trouble, he was declared a bankrupt in 1891. Professor Cable has summarised his later career from the Department's correspondence files:

As the years went by, he was absent for longer and longer periods from his duties. If the weather was hot then Mr Crompton "begged to inform the Under-Secretary that nervous prostration had rendered him unable to attend the High School". If the winds blew and the rains came, then coughs and colds interrupted the teaching of classics at High. A public occasion, such as a funeral, might incapacitate the emotional Mr Crompton for days on end. The truth probably was that he was more attached to the bottle than to his teaching duties, a state not uncommon with brilliant, erratic and disappointed scholars.

The following account, from an old boy of the 1890s, provides a brief description of the closing chapter of Crompton's life:

He was frequently absent through illness, and a few years after I left, he had a complete breakdown. My last meeting with him was on a visit with another old boy, to a private hospital, in which he died, a few months later. In spite of the difficulties of his infirmity, he talked cheerfully about our progress, with no reference to his own sad condition.

In the course of years, I have met many Old Boys of the time before, and after, mine, and heard varied opinions of Crompton; some in admiration of his learning and teaching, others condemning him as a bad influence on schoolboys, because of coarseness, and freedom of speech on topics not discussed with the young in those days. Undoubtedly he had faults, some grievous ones, but it was a good thing to have had contact with him. I agree that it would have been bad, if all the masters had like qualities.
SHS Old Boys Union

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An addendum to the Year 8 get fit piece last week. Incidental physical activity has become an area of concern in terms of health and well being. We are not getting enough incidental physical activity these days as we have become more sedentary generally as a society. An accepted measure of appropriate incidental physical activity and general health is to walk 10,000 steps each day.

As part of the Year 11 PDHPE preliminary course, "Better health for individuals" each student wore a pedometer for a week and recorded their daily totals. The results were interesting as the average of steps for the class was 7700 steps/day. This compared to the average of 8300 steps/day by the class in 2006. While these results were surprising they are not alarming as all these students are actively engaged in extra-curricular sport and their total physical activity levels would be appropriate for adolescents. If these totals are typical of our students, however, there may be a cause for concern in the long term if students are not involved in any extra-curricular or outside sport/physical activity.
G Stein

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High Store

End of term sale
Come and check it out!

Opening Hours:

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fridays

10:30am to 1:30pm

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Unfortunately the 'Poetry in Action' performance of Wilfred Owen's poetry scheduled for Wednesday 2nd April was postponed due to the illness of actors involved in the performance. An alternative performance time has been re-scheduled for mid Term 2. Students will be given further information as we near the performance date.

Competition Reminders
The 'Write Now' creative writing competition for students in Years 7-9 closes on Friday, April 11. Time is running out so please encourage your son to exercise his imagination and submit his entry. Entry details are available from the English Faculty.

The 'SMH Young Writer of the Year' short story writing competition closes Friday, June 27.

The 'Taronga Foundation Poetry Prize 2008' is open to all students 19 and under. Junior, intermediate and senior age groups share in prizes valued at over $31,000. Entries close September 19. Details are available from the English Faculty.
Ms Trompetter

Reading Torque
Ros Robson from the Front Office recommends a moving bestseller. Year 11 are going to the film based on this novel next week!

Khaled Hosseini's father was an Afghan diplomat who fled to America in 1980 with his family after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan. Hosseini, who was fifteen at the time, has now written his first novel, The Kite Runner, as a dedication to the country of his birth.

The Kite Runner is about an Afghan Boy, Amir, who lives in an up-market area of pre-soviet Kabul with his wealthy father. His childhood days are spent playing and Kite running with his loyal and humble best friend Hassan who is the son of his father's servant. The term kite running describes the competitive running of kites through the streets. The kite strings are covered with glued on glass shards so as to cut through the opponent's line.

Amir's father's admiration of his best friend's kindly traits and praise for his good deeds cause Amir to become jealous and so he sets about undermining Hassan's character. Eventually Hassan and his father leave the house in shame.

Some time later Amir and his father are smuggled over the border into Pakistan and then migrate to America where they start a new life. Amir settles down, marries an Afghan woman, and becomes a writer but he remains haunted by his disloyalty to his best friend.

Later on at the request of an old friend he returns to Kabul where the Taliban now rule.  Some loose ends in the story are tied up and Amir is finally able to make some peace within himself.  You will have to read it to find out how.  The book is extremely descriptive, moving and a real winner.
Ros Robson
Main Office

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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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Music Notices

Annual Cabaret Night
Our Cabaret Night held last Saturday evening in the Great Hall was a great success with each Band performing a number of Jazz pieces. At 8pm the lights were switched off with only the glittering candles lit to celebrate Earth Hour. Thank you to everyone who attended and supported our Jazz Ensembles and special thanks to all the parents and students who helped with the organisation of the evening particularly to those who decorated and set the hall up; Debbie Street, Debbie Dukes, Rosalind Horton, Thomas Wilson, Max Birch and Ben Wilcox.

Song Summit Sydney Conference
Yr 10 Music Elective students will be attending a forum by the Song Summit with clinics including technology in popular music and song writing this Friday morning. This is a valuable opportunity for the boys and assists them in their composition component of their music course.

Marching Band rehearsals
Extra Marching Band rehearsals will be held next week on Tuesday 8th of April from 9am to 11am at Moore Park West and in the 2nd week of the holidays; 21st and the 23rd of April from 9:30am till 12pm at school. Students are to bring their instruments and music for each rehearsal. Please note that the Wednesday (23/4/08) rehearsal is a FULL DRESS rehearsal (WHITE shirts and BLAZER included).

ANZAC Day March
Students are required to be present at school by 8:30am on Friday the 25th of April with their instruments; the bus will be departing immediately into town.  Please expect to be at the march until midday. Students can leave with their parents or return to school to be dismissed.

Annual Music Camp
This year's annual music camp will be held in Term 2 on the 27th -29th of May 2008 at the Merroo Conference Centre. Members of all ensembles will be expected to attend with the camp culminating to an end of camp concert showcasing their hard work. Students will receive a note in their ensembles within the next week and early next term. Please put these dates in your diary.

Combined Selective School Music Festival
The first ever combined selective schools music concert will be held at Sydney Girls High School next term. The tentative dates are Sunday the 22nd or 29th of June.  Students in ensembles will be advised on this closer to the dates.

Music Calender for Term 2, 2008

Week Day Date Activity Group
1A Tuesday 29/04 Music Supporters Group meeting Common Room 6.30pm Parent group
2B Saturday 10/05 Baroque Consorts with Feast @ 5pm All Ensembles
3A All Week 12-16/05 Education Week Various Senior Students
5A Tuesday - Thursday 27–29/05 Music Camp @ Merroo Centre with Camp Concert Great Hall @ 6pm Thurs ALL Students and tutors
7A Thursday 12/06 June Junior Concert Junior Ensembles
9B Wednesday 25/06 Meet the Music Concert SOH 6.30pm  
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SBHS Debating


Any student who wishes to debate in 2008 MUST do the following things.

  1. 1. Return their Registration form with Code of Conduct Declaration completed.
  2. 2. Have their email (and preferably their parents email too) registered on the mailing list. You can do this by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and asking to be added.
  3. 3. Attend coaching, sign the attendance sheet and take your workbook every week.

Boys MUST have done these 3 things by April 7 in order to be included in Debating in Term 2.

Parents, please encourage your sons to check their emails and reply where appropriate. This year communication via email will be of utmost importance. You may miss opportunities if you don't check!


Year Coach Room
7 Workshops- Kaivan Vaidya
Ellie Bath
Blaise Davidson
Mel Brooks
Senior study 1
8 Workshops- Dr Finnie
Alice Dixon
Romesh Abeysuriya
Mike Selway
Senior study 2
9 Workshops- Tanvir Uddin
Kelvin Yu
Michael Coutts
10 Elizabeth Ames
Will Clegg
11 /12 Sriram Srikumar
Tom Kaldor

Any boy who wishes to Debate this year should be attending on Friday afternoon.

All the juniors are required to have a workbook dedicated to debating this year and BRING it to coaching every week.

I suggest getting a display book and using loose leaf pages to create your own unique file documenting your learning throughout the season.

You will not get Award Scheme Points unless you submit a workbook at the end of the season

Apologies for the lack of results being reported this term. A full listing of results will be published shortly and sent to you via email, with thanks to David Rudder! Last Friday in Eastside we were wiped out in all 6 debates by the ladies from SCEGGS!
Ms Jocelyn Brewer - MIC Debating
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SBHS Basketball: Shootin' Hoops

Season Summary
It has been another successful year for High Basketball with the season officially concluded by the 4th annual basketball dinner. Below were some things pointed out during the dinner about the season of 2007/8.

  • 15As were undefeated throughout 2008!
  • The 14s (13s last year) age group improved their winning from 4% to 38%!
  • The total % of wins in the school increased from 27.7% to 39.38%!
  • We had the best SBHS 2nd grade outcome ever according to the AAGPS website.

Due to the great turnout at this year's basketball dinner, there were considerations of moving it to a bigger venue next year to cater for people. I strongly advise all basketball players to go and enjoy the great night out next year. (230+ people in the Great hall)

Off-season Basketball events
For those who can't stop themselves from keeping in touch with a basketball, you should consider putting yourself into the weights room if you haven't already. Along with that joining reps team will give you more chance to get experience in high levels of game play. Anyway below are events that are coming up:

Friday Afternoon Games
Aimed at this season's 15s-Opens people. The game offers a good experience to play against teams from other schools outside the GPS. See Mr Hayman for details.

House Basketball
Ms Ward holds house basketball competitions regularly. These games offer you a more official chance to play against your friends in school. It's also a golden opportunity to show off your moves to the school crowd! The first competition up is for all ages (though only the best of each house will be playing) so make sure you're either on the court or watching at the spectators' area! See details on Gym noticeboard.

Thank you...
To all the parents that helped out in transport/canteen/BBQ.
To the basketball committee for their great job and organisation!
To our coaches who spent long hours training us and helping us
win more and more of our games every year!
To the people who helped out with the bench and our statistics!
To the staff for looking after/coaching us even on Saturdays!
To Dr Jaggar for his support towards the basketball program and
attending the 1st and 2nd grade games!
Lastly to MIC Mr Hayman for all the contributions he's made in the past years in refining the basketball program to what it is now! Making High Basketball one of the most precious memories at High!

The Editor's experience
My first summer sport at High was tennis in which I was mercilessly cut and was left to spend the rest of that year in "house tennis". It was my friends who told me to give basketball a try in term 4 seeing that I could dribble in PE. Anyway I entered the basketball trials and made the 14Ds. I remember very clearly that first game of basketball I played for the school against Joeys. We got dominated with the score around 91-2 against us. Yet due to former experience I was pulled to Cs the next game, and the game after Bs. At that time, there was only one coach for the whole grade. The rules were also sloppy too with High often having only 5 players in the name list and occasionally 4. For that reason I ended up playing both As and Bs game for the rest of the 14s season.

Yet 15s saw a change, we had 2 coaches instead. One managing As and Bs, the other Cs and Ds. In 15As we lost all our games in term 4 2004, and I tasted my first hard-earned victory on term 1 2005. My first win ever since I joined basketball. The wins continued to come in more frequently as we trained. In the 16s (3 coaches), my team won 50% of their games. It was also this year that I noticed the effort that was starting to go into the organisation of basketball. So by chance I took up this job of writing for shootin' hoops as my contribution back to basketball. I missed the term 4 2006 season due to sickness and lost much of my fitness from it. The remaining seasons I spent in 4th grade and definitely enjoyed my time greatly under the coaches David Li and Hughoce Feng.

One thing that I noticed about the basketball sport is that you're only allowed 5 on at a time and have 10 on a team. The biggest problem that seems to put people off is the fact that they get no court time. My personal experience of that was my first season in 4ths (term 1, 2007), I barely had court time with my lack of fitness. I realised that if I was going to come and go home doing nothing than what am I here for? So in an attempt to change things, I changed my movements on court. I started to sprint on every opportunity and pushed myself into playing the tightest defense I could. After that first game I felt satisfied though I subbed myself off after 3 minutes. And guess what? Not only did I regain my fitness soon enough, my court time also increased as every game went on. So guys get out there and move if you want your time!

Perhaps my biggest regret was not making 2nds or 1sts basketball. There wasn't really anyone to blame other than my slack self. I was procrastinating my training and was injured/sick often. So guys get out there, take every opportunity you get, whether it be reps or junior firsts. It's all there for you now, all set for you to maximise the enjoyment of High Basketball! So go, train hard, play hard and most importantly HAVE FUN and it will be a proud a memory that you won't forget!
Brought to you by Johny Shih
Thank you to Mr Hayman for all his contributions to basketball and information

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Rugby Committee meeting summary

The second meeting of the SBHS Rugby Committee for 2008 was held on 26/3/08. The following is a summary of the meeting:

Present: Serdar Bolen, Kel O'Keefe, Geoff Andrews, Peter Ambrose, Julie Blomberg, Katharine Deacon, Paul Koerber, Sanita Vezjak, Nicholas Lochner, Geoff Stein. Apologies: Christina Chow, Bruce Gordon

Election of office bearers for 2008 - Vice President's position has been filled by Katharine Deacon. Thank you very much to Katharine for volunteering for this position.

Treasurer's report - Current account balance is $3582

Player recruitment - After school touch football for Year 8 and 9 rugby players has been postponed until Term 2.

Coach recruitment- Sydney University coaches began working with the Open teams on 26/3/08.

Player leadership roles- Several proposals were put forward by Nicholas Lochner for discussion including new training jerseys for the 1st XV, a 125th Anniversary jersey for the 1st XV, spectator encouragement and pavilion balcony seating for High supporters, extra preseason scrimmages and a lunchtime House rugby competition.

Rugby communication - The school's rugby website is still under construction.

Future parking dates is 5/4/08 Waratahs v. The Blues. Volunteers are asked to contact K Deacon if they can help.

State Junior Rugby Championships - A concerted effort will be made this year to familiarise ourselves with the organisation and running the championships in order to put in a bid to host an age group in 2009. This will be a great opportunity to raised funds for rugby, view prospective players and get our name out in the wider rugby community.

Meeting concluded: 7.25pm. Next meeting: Wed. 30th April 2008, 6pm in Room 901.
G Stein

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School Student Transport Scheme (SSTS)

School Student Code of Conduct Ð Students travelling on buses must:-

  • Dip school bus pass or pay the fare when joining the bus. This is particularly important as the data collected from the on bus fare collection system may be used for service planning purposes
  • Use school specials when provided
  • Vacate seats for adults when requested
  • Follow the driverÕs instructions about safety on the bus
  • Respect the needs and comfort of other passengers
  • Behave appropriately at all times (e.g. no offensive language, no throwing things)
  • Protect bus property (e.g. no vandalism)

Students are reminded to:-

  • Only use the school bus pass for its intended purpose i.e. for travel between home and school (does not include travel to and from sporting activities)
  • Maintain possession of the school bus pass at all times.

During 2008, authorised officers will be deployed to inspect Code of Conduct compliance on school bus services in the Eastern Region. Students who are found to have breached their obligations may lose their travel entitlement and possibly incur an infringement.

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Athletics Report 29/3

This season's first invitational proved to be a very promising one. The organiser's at Joey's opted for some interesting distances on the track – 60m, 150m etc. Our athletes performed well regardless. High 13s to 15s age groups outnumbered the other schools considerably, with many heats being made up of High boys entirely. This depth in the juniors is a very encouraging sign for the future of High athletics. The turnout in the 16s was disappointing, with very few numbers on the track. Impressive times were put up by Dominic Mah (8.57 in 60m, 21.18 in the 150m), Tian Ling (7.9 in 60m), Josh Tassell (blistering 17.06 in the 150 to place 1st). In the longer distances, Jeremy Ireland, Samuel Lane and Harrison Lane all ran excellently, placing in many events. In shot put, Michael Wang (15s) threw well (11.32m), George Denny-Smith (16s) stupefied his competitors (10.88m) and Matthew Rusli (Opens) was a standout (11.90m). Special thanks must go to Rob Chen, High's sole Opens runner.

All athletes are reminded that they need to go to Mr Devlin after their events so they can get their times/distances (and if possible, positions) marked down so we know you've attended.

A reminder that next Saturday is the SHS Invitation and parents are needed to help out on the day. Please contact Mr. Devlin if you are available.
Shadman Ali

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High Store Price List

Autumn/Winter Price List - 2008


From -




Please arrange for boys to be fitted as
early as possible:  6-8 weeks delivery from order)

  DT Apron






PANTS: Trousers - Junior, Dark Grey w/w
Trousers - Senior, Light Grey w/w







BELTS: Black leather




SHIRTS: Sky Blue and White, Short Sleeve


OTHER: Water Bottle with SHS logo


  Sizes 10-14


  Brita Water Filtration Bottle


  Sizes 16-22


  Brita Filters


  Sizes 24-26








  Sky Blue and White, Long Sleeve




  Sizes 10-14


  Polo (house colours)


  Sizes 16-22


  Black Baggy with SHS Print


  Sizes 24-26


  Sport Socks




TRACKSUITS: (sold as separates)


  Up to size 16


  Taslon Jacket


  Size 18-22


  Taslon Pant


  Size 24-26








SOCKS: Woollen or Cotton Knee High


  Singlet (NEW design)


  Cotton Anklet Sock in SHS colours


  Short (NEW design)
HIGH Training Top


TIES: Junior


  Socks white with SHS. colour








SOCCER: Jersey (sky with brown collar)


  Old Boys


  Shorts Brown Baggy


  GPS. Old Boy














RUGBY: Jersey:




  up to Size 12


BAGS: Backpack


        Size 14-22


  Sports Bag


        Size 24-28


        Shorts (new style rugby)


MATHS Grid Book A4




  Grid Book 96 Page


  Scarves knitted in SHS colours
















  House Badge


MUSIC Music Book


  SHS. (metal)




  Rowing (metal)


ART: Artist Paints


  Orchestra (metal)


  Canvas 18" x 24"


  Rifle (metal)


  Visual Art Diary A4


  SBHS Lapel Pin (metal)


  Visual Art Diary A3




Mug with SHS crest (gift boxed)


SHS Sticker


Bridge Scorers


Address Book


Double Pack Playing Cards


School Centenary Book


Pencil Case (school crest)


Silverware:  sugar or fluted spoon






Letter Opener






SHS Plaque


Car Sticker


Coat hanger


SHS Foldable Chair


SHS Cufflinks


Car Number Plate Covers $39.95


Polo Shirt $49.50
Supporter Jersey High Spirit $75.00
Rugby Jersey (Original) $60.00
Suppoter Polo Fleece Jumper (New Design) $69.00
OBU Tie $27.50

BLAZERS - Additions


GPS Pocket $22.00
Music Pocket $22.00
Prefect Top Pocket $22.00
Prefect Bottom Pocket $38.50
Embroidery Line $17.50
Full Braiding $70.00
Dry Cleaning $11.00
Service Charge $30.00

Clothing Pool

A recycled section operates within the High Store shop.  Items such as blazers, shorts, trousers, jumpers, rugby/soccer tops & boots, tracksuits can be sold on a commission basis - the shop retaining 1/2 of the sale price.
Please ensure that when sending items for sale, you include your name and address.
All items sent should be clean and in good condition.  Shirts are gladly accepted as a donation.


Accepted payment methods include - Cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, EFTPOS (Direct Debit) or cheque made payable to the "HIGH STORE"


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30am to 1:30pm Telephone 9331 7075


G.S.T. is included on all prices listed.

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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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