(Michael Jarvin, Rod Mitchell, Ron Loewy, Ross Bowey, Michael Della Marta, Stephen Clarke and Rob Gordon)
Some of the Old Boys (Class of ’74) popped along to an informal reunion watching the Rugby Firsts in a wonderfully entertaining game against Grammar. They were also joined later by Paul Almond ’81) and his wife Susan.
Michael Jarvin, Ron Loewy, Ian Bray and Ross Bowey discuss venues for the post match discussion.
Such a good time was had by all we decided to support the school at the next Head of the River (9 March 2013) to be followed by a lunch at a venue yet to be decided. Supporting the School and catching up with school mates – an excellent way to spend a day. Such a good time was had we are also holding another informal reunion next competition match when High plays Grammar.
Australian Men’s Champion at the Australian Schools Championship, December 2010
Our GPS premiership-winning basketball program needs your help!
The SBHS Basketball Committee is currently asking for donations to purchase a Basketball “Gun” in order to raise the standard of training and development of our talented young athletes. More details on the “Gun”, or ball return shooting system, may be found at http://www.shootaway.com/Gun1.htm
Director of Basketball Ben Hayman said “My opinion is that this piece of equipment is invaluable to our boys’ development and would bring our facilities and equipment to the same standard as any GPS Basketball program in Australia.”
The project was started by Old Boy and Basketball Committee Chairperson, Nima Sedaghat (2004). Old Boy, Nikhil Autar (2011) followed in Nima’s footsteps and then a few parents followed suit. However, the Committee is some way off the $10,000 total cost.
“Our basketball program/school is, by far, the best value for money in Australia and I wish for this continue”, said Ben Hayman. “I have never asked for donations before and can’t see myself asking again in the near future. The Basketball school budget and committee funds simply are not enough to cover an expense of this nature.”
Please ensure that you enter the amount of your donation at the intersection of the “Equipment (982132)” column and the “Basketball” row.
If you get your donation to the School by 25 June you will be able to take advantage of tax deductibility in this financial year.
Please return the form, with payment, to:
Sydney Boys High School
SURRY HILLS NSW 2010
And please send Ben Hayman an e-mail when you send in your form so the Committee can track the donations and gauge whether they will reach their goal by the project date of 26 August 2012: HaymanB@sydneyboys-h.schools.nsw.edu.au
The 2011 Sydney Boys High School Golf Invitational will be held at The Lakes Golf Club, Mascot, on Thursday 15 September 2011.
The Golf Invitational will provide an opportunity to play with your colleagues at the venue of the 2011 Australian Open Golf tournament and test your skills on one of the pristine courses in Australia.
Proceeds from the day will be given to the Sydney Boys High School Sports Foundation to support the Tennis Committee’s vision to regain High’s status as GPS Champions in Tennis.
Sponsors are being sought to support the event and make the day a success. For further details, please download the attached sponsors’ package.
The Sydney High Old Boys’ Rugby Club was revived on Wednesday night, 6 April 2011, when 16 Old Boys met for the first time as a team to face last year’s premiers, Eastern Suburbs, in the Under 85 kg Competition in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union. The Old Boys were joined by the School’s current sports master, Mark Pavone, who, before coming to Sydney, played with the North Brisbane Rugby Club in Queensland.
The first round disappointment led to a spectacular turn-around on 13 April, when the High Old Boys trounced UNSW 82-0, with tries to Andrew Johnston (3), Robert Chen (1), Nelson Ridges (1), Marcus Halliday (2), Matt Ling (1), George Barris (1), James Ip (1), Charles Kingston (3), and Michael Ambrose (1) and six conversions to George Barris.
The under 85 kg Competition is held on Wednesday nights throughout the season. There are plenty more opportunities to display the old High spirit in the forthcoming matches against Chatswood, Dee Why, Eastern Suburbs, Forest, Hunters Hill and Lindfield.
For further details on the draw for the remainder of 2011, go to the MyRugby website.
To register your interest in pulling on the old brown and blue: firstname.lastname@example.org
Front-rowers James Ip (2008), Bill Wang (2010) and Shahar Merom (2009).
High has an enviable record in the annual competition for the Harold Lewarne Trophy that has now been going for some 55 years.
In 2010, High was runner-up to Joeys – and is hoping for an even better result in 2011.
Games are held each month from May to November at Warringah Bowling Club at Mosman.
The dates for 2011 are: 1 May, 5 June, 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October and 13 November.
A panel of new/additional players is needed. Qualification to represent SHS in this competition is for players to be Old Boys, past/current teachers or staff of the School, or the father of a past or present student at the School.
To be considered for selection contact should be made with:
Phone/Fax: 9416 9627
A gala christening ceremony for the School’s new pontoon will be the centrepiece of a special rowing reunion cocktail party at the Outterside Centre rowing sheds on Saturday 29 January 2011 from 5pm to 8pm. Please contact your old crewmates and come along to catch up with old friends and support the new generation of High rowers.
For further information on the event please contact Katharine Deacon, at email@example.com or 0435 207 094 or download the booking form.
The new state-of-the-art, steel pontoon and upgraded ramp will replace the 26-year-old pontoon which reached the end of its life and sank last rowing season. With the replacement pontoon, High will be able to use the rowing sheds at full capacity again as well as generate more income to support the School’s rowing program from learn-to-row and other fund-raising activities. The Sydney High School Foundation is funding the very large cost of this essential project with substantial contributions from the High Club ($50,000) and donations by current rowing parents ($50,000).
The new pontoon being delivered
The OBU is looking for donations from Old Boys to boost the funding significantly and free up Foundation funds for other much needed projects for the School. All donors will be recognised on an honour board in the boatshed and donors of at least $250 will each be recognised with a metal plaque attached to a plank in the deck of the new ramp.
All donations made via the Sydney Boys High School Australian Sports Foundation Donation Scheme will be fully tax-deductible. Under the School’s Scheme, all funds donated through the Australian Sports Foundation for “Rowing – Facility Development” will be returned to the School and applied to the cost of the pontoon.
To make a donation please download the donor form, fill it out (remembering to enter the amount of your donation in the “Rowing” box in the “Facility Development” column), print and return it to the School at the address on the form.
The School’s basketball team became the Australian Men’s Champion school at the Australian Schools Championship in Bendigo after defeating Newington College 81 – 79, on 14 December 2010. Both schools entered the grand final match undefeated. The scorers for the High team were Emmett Narr 23points, Daniel Jones 19 pts and Andrija Dumovic 16 points.
The photos from the Australian Schools Championship are courtesy of Ish Rajendram: