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Class of ’62 Reunion

It was another great and warmly spirited day. No one managed to speak to each of the many fondly remembered young men in attendance and so all will no doubt come again. We started at 12 noon, the last stragglers finished 10 bottles of wine before being thrown out of our private room at 5 PM!IMG_0691_2

We agreed that future reunions will be held in conjunction with the arrival in Sydney of our colleagues who live abroad. This function we honoured Robert Bear from Vancouver and Andre Cohen from England. Continue reading Class of ’62 Reunion

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Endow a prize for speech night


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 for further details.

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

George Lewkovitz / 0412566899


Paul Jensen