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Endow a prize for speech night

1938

Would you like to see the memory of a friend, teacher, mentor or family member perpetuated in the title of an academic award at the School’s annual speech night?

The School currently has many academic prizes that are not endowed. A donation of $2,500 to the School’s prizes trust fund will secure a named prize and help to free up the many thousands of dollars the School must budget for each year for this form of recognition and encouragement of academic excellence.

The prizes trust fund is managed by the Sydney High School Foundation Inc, a body governed by delegates from the P&C and OBU.

Prizes for the following fields of study are not currently endowed for some or all academic years (that is, some may be endowed for Year 12 or Year 11, but not for the junior years). Please contact president@shsobu.org.au for further details.

Ancient History
Architecture & Engineering Drawing
Business Studies
Chinese
Chinese
Chinese
Chinese Advanced
Chinese Beginners
Chinese Intermediate
Classical Greek
Commerce
Design & Technology
Digital Imaging
Drama
Earth and Environmental Science
Engineering Science
English
English Advanced
English Extension 1
English Extension 2
Film
Film Making
French
Geography
German
German Extension
History
History Elective
History Elective Combined
History Extension
Latin
Latin (Extension)
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Mathematics (2 unit)
Mathematics Extension 1
Modern History
Music
Music 1
Music 2
Music Extension
Personal Development, Health and Physical Education
Prize for Third
Science
Software Design & Development
Studies of Religion
Technical Drawing
Visual Arts
Visual Design

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SBH Old Boys Cricket Match SBH 1981/2 Cavaliers vs SBH 1983/4 Players

SBH Old Boys Cricket Match
Coogee Oval 8th March 2015
SBH 1981/2 Cavaliers vs SBH 1983/4 Players
Playing for the Slasher Mackay Cup since 2003

1983/4 won the toss and elected to bat, which surprised most of the early birds at the ground. A 40 over match had already been agreed on after Cricket 0315 #1many angst ridden emails between Jim Hope and Dave Scribner. But Scribbo was absent with junior cricket duties so Brian Melkie took over as caretaker captain for the day. In fact Brian probably chose to bat as half his team had not yet arrived at the ground. Continue reading SBH Old Boys Cricket Match SBH 1981/2 Cavaliers vs SBH 1983/4 Players

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Charles Stone

 Vale Charles Stone

  • James Taylor
  • Southern Courier
  • February 10, 2015 12:12PM

AUSTRALIA’’S oldest Wallaby, who lived an extraordinary life with rugby and helping others at its core, will be farewelled at a funeral at Little Bay today

Charles ‘Gordon’ Stone passed away last Friday in a Bowral nursing home where he verociously consumed every game played by the Australian team.

Gordon’s son Peter and Daughter Judy were by his side when the time came, as they were last year when 43,000 spectators applauded to mark his 100th birthday at a test match between his beloved team and France.

The Sydney Boys High prefect developed his love of Rugby Union in the schoolyard, making captain of the first XV. Continue reading Charles Stone

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Position vacant – Database Administrator

Exciting opportunity – Paid work for the SHS OBU
Database Administrator

To help expand its activities, the Executive Council of the SHS OBU is advertising for the paid position of a Database Administrator, on a contract basis. This role is a significant part of the ongoing development of the OBU, continuing to build on its strong relationship with the School and its Old Boys.

The role is focused on updating and expanding the old boy database in the new OBU CRM and using the database to compile data reports and mailing lists for old boy communication, reunions, mentoring and other activities, and to otherwise assist in managing relationships with OBU members and the wider old boy community. The CRM sits in new information technology infrastructure and is accessible remotely with appropriate securities: you can work from home.

The successful applicant will report to, and work with, the OBU’s Database Coordinator. The applicant will need to demonstrate advanced skills in Excel spreadsheet operation and the ability to learn to operate the database. The applicant will be trained by the service provider developing the new CRM and the OBU Database Coordinator.

It is anticipated the tasks will require 12 hours per month and will be paid at a rate of $25 per hour. The job suits a university student, ideally one who has been trained with these specialized skills, and is available for an immediate start. Attendance at occasional CRM Operational, OBU Executive and other meetings for one hour may be required.

The role will allow you to understand and grow your hands on business skills and will look good in a CV.

For a specific job description and selection criteria please contact the OBU Membership Registrar, Geoff Andrews email: an53696@bigpond.net.au or phone: 0438 421 886.

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1962 Reunion Luncheon – 22nd March 2015

The Class of 1962 have planned a reunion lunch on 22 March 2015 at the Marigold restaurant Haymarket, Sydney.

It is deliberately planned for midday so that those from out-of-town can more readily join us.

It is now booked for the 22nd of March 2015 at The Marigold Chinese restaurant Haymarket Sydney at 12 for 12-30pm

The same group had a function/reunion there at the end of 2013, held in a private room it was most convivial.

Click here for the Marigold website
Click here for example menus

This is a preliminary notification to save the date and plan participating. Please advise if you have any special dietary needs, extra fish and vegetarian dishes will be requested

  • Already coming – Robert Bear from Vancouver and Andre Cohen from London.
  • Locals include Paul Jensen and George Lewkovitz.
  • Addy Pross from Israel is currently in town, and may have returned home by the date.

A special invitation has been extended to our old friend Bob Outterside and to Kim Jagger the excellent current headmaster.

If you have any friends from 1961 or 1963 they are of course welcome. (We already have a group from 1963.)

For catering purposes, please RSVP ASAP.

With best regards to all, looking forward to meeting you again,
Cheers

George Lewkovitz georgel@lewkovitz.org.au / 0412566899

or

Paul Jensen p_jensen@yahoo.com

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An informal reunion

Class of 1974
(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.

Class of 1974
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.

Lots more photos of the game are available at http://www.sydneyhigh.org.au/rugby/

Australian Schools Championship
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.”

The committee urges Old Boys to make donations by using the Australian Sports Foundation’s Equipment and Facility Donation Form on the School’s website: http://www.sydneyboyshigh.com/publications/document-library/doc_download/7793-asf-equipment-and-facility-donation-form

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
Cleveland Street,
Moore Park,
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