At Sydney Boys High, there are always a number of boys in each academic year in necessitous circumstances. Many of these students cannot afford school blazers or jumpers. They are often anxious about engaging in activities which will place an additional financial burden on their families. The costs of attending High are much higher than they were in the past. Technology has become more complex and compliance has become more expensive. Some of today’s costs include: increased supervision of students; WHS demands from the Department of Education; and, to maintain safety and competitiveness in sport, certified professional coaches and access to physiotherapists to triage injuries suffered during GPS sport participation.
High is a six-day State school which contrasts dramatically with most other State schools which operate on a five-day per week program. Some High families struggle to help support their sons in this modern context.
In May 2018, Old Boys Bruce Corlett AM (1961) and Ron Schwarz (1962) met with Principal Dr Kim Jaggar OAM, who had expressed concern about those students whose families were struggling to meet the costs associated with sending their boys to Sydney High.
Bruce and Ron made the first donations to the High Bursary Program and encouraged other High alumni from their years to donate. One Old Boy wrote to Dr Jaggar that he was motivated to donate to the High Bursary Program because he himself felt privileged to have been able to attend the school more than fifty years ago. There is no doubt that these sentiments resonate strongly with many other Old Boys as over fifty have contributed to the High Bursary Program to date.
The funds raised will provide support to those students whose parents find themselves in genuine financial hardship and who may struggle to pay even a proportion of the annual fees, let alone the whole amount. Bursary recipients are selected by the Principal in consultation with the Head Teacher Wellbeing and other relevant staff. Although all recipients remain anonymous, the School will provide an annual written report of the difference the Program has made to the life of each High boy.
To contribute to the High Bursary Program and join the others who have committed to enabling a new generation of deserving boys to experience life at Sydney High, please make a donation:
A/C Name: The Sydney High School Foundation
BSB: 062 009
A/C No.: 11007904
Transaction Reference: Bursary Your Name and Year
Please make cheques payable to:
The Sydney High School Foundation
PO Box 888
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Via Credit Card
Please click on the donation button below
ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
If you have any questions, contact the Foundation Office or Bruce and Ron.
Foundation Office: 0435 355 238
Bruce Corlett: 0411 362 626
Ron Schwarz: 0407 766 253