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Class of 1960 – 55 year reunion

The 55 year reunion of the SBHS class of 1960 will be held on Friday 9th October in the Great Hall at the school from 6.30 for 7pm. All former students are invited to attend and encouraged to advise any and all of their 1960 classmates with whom they are still in contact to join them for this momentous event.

Contact details for interested responders is or mobile 0427428077.

See you there

Tony Cairns

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Class of 2000


October 31 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm

Matthew Baker is organising a 15 year reunion for the class of 2000. We are coordinating the event on FaceBook so please investigate on this link: or send an email to for more information. Tentative date is 31 October 2015, but we will finalise soon. Keen to hear from you even if it has been a while.

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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


We welcome
1971,1981,1991 and 2001 rowers
as guest entrants in this year’s …

High Rowing Challenge Regatta

or come along, join the festivities, and watch!

Highlight Race (approx 9am)
The best of the Old Boys take on the School VIII


Enjoy the traditional Shed Barbecue … bacon and eggs rolls, juice and barista

coffee served throughout the morning.

RSVP and more information at

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New pontoon christening

Rowing badge

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 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).

New pontoon being delivered
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.

Pontoon 1959
An earlier pontoon, c 1959

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Class of 1980

The 30 Year Reunion for the Class of 1980 (Yr 10 1978 & Yr 11 1979) will be held at the NSW Leagues Club in Sydney on 23 October 2010. A BBQ will also be held the following day at McKay Oval from 11.30 for friends and families.

Details Mark Danckert 0412 711 120 ( or Mark Maunder 0410 036 136 (