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Class of 1960 – 60 year reunion

The 60 year reunion of the SBHS class of 1960 luncheon will be held on Friday November 6th at Moore Park Golf Club

11:30 am for a noon start

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.

Photos from our 55 Year Reunion can be found HERE.

See you there

Tony Cairns

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Contributions to High Bulletin

Have you got a new job? Moved interstate or overseas? Received an award? Published a book? Run a marathon? Saved the world? Then we’d love to hear from you and include a paragraph in the jottings section of the next issue of The High Bulletin. Just use the Contact section of the site to forward your submission.


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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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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

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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

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

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:

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,

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: