The Weekly Magazine of Cranbrook School
Issue 5 - Volume XXX - T1W6 - Thursday 4 March 2010
In This Issue
Page 5 Another Point of View
Page 11 Charlie & Jackson at the Oscars
Page 14 Knitting for Ladakh
n Monday, as the broadcast of the Vancouver Closing Ceremony drew to a close, the curtain fell on what should have been this year’s international sporting highlight; well at least winter sporting highlight. However, a general odour of disappointment and dissatisfaction seemed rife in the air. Was Vancouver 2010 a flop? And if so, why? We know the Winter Olympics may be an area more traditionally suited to the sports page but in the opinion of OTC writers too much sport is never enough. The games had seemed so promising just a short while ago. Australia was sending its largest team ever for a Winter Games and indeed some Australian performances were impressive. These games were our second most successful. Highlights included Torah Bright’s gold medal in the snowboard half pipe and the promising debuts of young guns, Scott James (snowboard half pipe) and Brittany Cox (moguls). These seemed somewhat overshadowed by some less impressive performances. The Australian two-man Bobsleigh team managed to go round two turns the right way up but spent the next thirteen scraping their heads on the ice. And then there was Dale Begg-Smith. The Canadian born Australian who won a gold at Turin, was Australia’s much-hyped gold medal hopeful. He produced a silver last week in the moguls and has been the subject of many column inches by sports writers in Australia and Canada. His second-place finish and lack of joy on the podium has been something of a controversy in an international sporting event that has done anything but live up to expectations. Come to think of it, what were these expectations? Looking back on it maybe these games were just the ultimate younger and uglier brother of the Summer Games. Vancouver followed Beijing, widely regarded as a great success, and they were staged in Canada, North
America’s less glamorous nation. What’s more Vancouver is not even Canada’s largest city. The Games were cursed from the outset. And then there wasn’t enough snow, problems with ticket distribution, half of the Olympic torch didn’t want to come out of the ground, and when it did, it was kept in a cage, and finally and most tragically, a competitor in the luge died. The writers have also noticed a more disturbing trend in the Winter, as well as the Summer Games. The level of advertisement, crosspromotion and obsession with revenue and profit has never been higher. That’s why the snowboarding and moguls were held at Cypress Mountain rather than a more serious venue; it is closer to Vancouver. Skiers and snowboarders have desperately tried to flash brand names in their brief moments on camera. And that is why the very spirit of the Games has been undermined. Perhaps it is inevitable. We can’t blame the athletes for wanting to make some sponsorship money or the organisers for trying to maximise profits as much as possible, but OTC can not help but feel that something even more valuable is being lost in the process. Hopefully you enjoyed the games; there were some remarkable performances: the US’s shock upset of Canada in the ice hockey, Lindsey Vonn, Bode Miller and Didier Defago in the alpine skiing, Shaun White’s remarkable performances in the half pipe, and the extraordinary talent and bravery of athletes in events as varied as the moguls, freestyle, aerial and skeleton. All in all, despite the shortcomings of these games no other sporting event matches either the Summer or Winter Games for passion, skill and truly extraordinary performances. As fans of winter sports and citizens of this great sport-loving nation, we feel it’s time Australia made a bid for the Winter Games. We’re seeing Thredbo 2018. Hope to see you there.
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From the Head of Senior School Sustainability at Cranbrook (Part 2)
ast week I wrote about climate change and our guest speaker Andy Pitman. This week I would like to focus on something far more local: what Cranbrook has been and is doing about sustainability.
Firstly, six staff members have come together to steer sustainability at Cranbrook. They are: a) b) c) d) e)
Mark O Hara and Cathy Turner, Facilities reps David Berridge, School Representative Council (SRC) rep William Roberts, Senior School rep David Holmsen, Junior School rep Myself, Chair.
We are drawing together the Facilities Department, the student population and the teaching staff to devise a Cranbrook School Environment Management Plan. The School SRC will also be very involved under the stewardship of James Deacon, the SRC President. Last Wednesday after school at a full staff meeting, each Department put together a set of proposals for how they could act more sustainably. Housemasters, in a separate group, did the same thing. They looked at three areas each: a) curriculum b) resource management c) community work. In addition, these groups included what they had already done about sustainability. All of these documents are being put together into the School Environment Management Plan. Once we have them all in
the same place we will be able to draw out common threads and put together further School-wide initiatives. At this staff meeting Mr David Inches from Scots College also addressed us to explain what is being done a hundred metres up the hill. They have a number of initiatives such as native plant gardens and worm farms that are quite impressive. His ideas gave the staff further food for thought. Our renewed focus in this area does not mean we have been idle up until now. I recommend our first Sustainability Newsletter, which was written in January, to you if you are interested in what happened in 2009. It is on the portal on the Senior Students site under Head of Senior School. Some of the major initiatives in recent years have included: a) installing a water bore on Hordern b) installing a power factor correction unit on the library roof (by helicopter!) that regulates and reduces the amount of electricity being used across the campus c) installing a number of rainwater tanks around the School to water the garden d) installing a grey water tank in the Boarding House for use in the garden e) using pool covers, which reduces the heating cost of the pool by up to 40%. f) recycling paper from departments and offices. There is more to be done. We look forward to making it happen in 2010 and beyond.
Day Boarding at Cranbrook Cranbrook is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Day Boarding Program for Years 7–12. This program provides current day students with the opportunity to make use of the School’s boarding and other facilities from 3.15pm Monday – Thursday. Boys participating in the program receive afternoon tea and dinner, and have access to changing and storage facilities. Their homework is supervised within the boarding system between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Parents will collect their sons at 8.30pm. Families can elect to participate in the program one, two, three or all four days per week.
For further information please contact our Admissions Department at enrol@ cranbrook.nsw.edu.au.
Curriculum and assessment information
Parent Information Evenings Presentations from the Parent Information Evenings held over the first four weeks of term are on the portal/curriculum and assessment.
Course outlines, the Preliminary Assessment Guide and Preliminary tasks by date, and the HSC Assessment Guide and HSC tasks by date have all been distributed in hard copy to all students via Houses. Copies can also been found on the Curriculum and Assessment portal pages.
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By Jake Waitsman
With so many important events this week, TWIH saw fit to only cover three events. Maiden Flight for the Concorde
Lindbergh kidnapping harles Lindbergh was an aviator, author, explorer and inventor. Being the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean between New York and Paris without refuelling, he was considered to be one of the most famous people in the world. However, just five years after this his 20 month-old son would be kidnapped from his second-floor nursery. Sometimes called the crime of the century, the abduction of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Junior made news headlines around the world. The toddler was abducted from his family home in East Amwell, New Jersey, near the town of Hopewell on the evening of 1 March, 1932 without leaving much evidence.
n 2 March, 1969 the first supersonic prototype of the Concorde was rolled out of the hanger at Toulouse Airport in France. It only flew for 27 minutes, and yet it changed aviation for ever.
At 62 metres in length and only 2 metres in width, the Concorde was able to travel at twice the speed of sound (2,474 km/h). At this speed it would take only 3 ½ hours to cross the Atlantic from New York to London, as opposed to eight hours in a normal air craft. This also meant that a person could fly to New York from London, do business and be home the same night.
Only two months later on 12 May 1932 the body of Charles Lindbergh Junior was discovered a short distance from the Lindbergh’s home. His body was found by a delivery truck driver, William Allen, who pulled over to find a body with no arms or legs and a bloodied head. The cause of death was confirmed to be a hard blow to the head. With only a broken ladder, unreadable muddy foot prints, a ransom note demanding $50,000 and a body, the investigation lasted two years until it was confirmed that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was responsible for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Junior. He was charged and sentenced with death by electrocution. He died on the on 3 April 1936.
Unfortunately, the Concorde was not all good. It had extremely high running costs, constant engine failure and twisting/distortion of the aircraft’s structure at high speeds. Though serious problems, none of these were the cause of crash on 25 July 2000, which killed all 100 passengers, nine crew and four people on the ground. The cause of the crash was attributed to a titanium strip off the thrust reverser. It hit a tyre and punctured a hole in the fuel tank which then caught fire. It was not until 17 July 2001 that the Concorde flew again with moderations .Concordes flew for another two years until their retirement on 10 April 2003.
Broome attacked by Japanese during WWII uring WWII, while Australia had soldiers fighting in other parts of the world, Australia itself was attacked. On 3 March 1942 at 9.20am the Japanese fighter and bomber planes entered Roebuck Bay; the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) base. In an hour 30 people were killed and many others were injured. Following the attack Frank Russell, an RAAF officer at the time, was reported as saying ‘ ... a scene of ghastly devastation! Burning petrol in sinister patches floated all over the sea ... All around us there fell a ceaseless stream of tracer bullets.’ This was not to be the last attack. as on 20 March Japanese attacked again, thankfully this time only killing one.
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Another Argument to Climate Change
odern day science has experienced a change. Gone are the days of debate, analysis and free speech. The objectivity has been lost! Alas, I weep for those days.
What I’m talking about is the new global religion. It swept us up in a phenomenon, starting after the convenient ending of Y2K (thank heavens nothing happened there!) and has been building the number of its followers ever since. Of course, those who dissent, much like a modern-day witch hunt, are immediately (metaphorically) burnt at the stake. I quote the Deputy Headmaster when he said, ‘Some things don’t deserve equal air time.’ This, to an extent, is true. But on something so fundamental, so world changing as climate change, we do need debate. Isn’t there a need to hear the people who don’t support the notion of human-induced warming? Now, I’m not a scientist. I’m a high school student. However, it seems to me that in the rush to find the solution we haven’t first identified the problem. The climate, let me tell you, has always changed. Geologists anywhere will tell you this. One of my favourite examples is what is happening near Hadrian’s Wall. Vineyards, yes vineyards, were being grown in Northern England. This might seem an impossibility. Certainly that would have to be what scientists, in particular Professor Pitman, call ‘unprecedented warming’. What we see here is already a hole in the argument. Not only has warming occurred before, at higher levels, but as far as I’m aware, there was no industrial revolution back in Roman times. How could warming have occurred then without it being a natural process? The argument for natural climate change has some credible weight to it. Professor Ian Plimer in fact wrote a book on it (with 2,319 peer reviewed paper sources, which I would encourage you to read). He has spoken extensively on the topic. Some of the questions he asked follow: • How can we measure the quantity of human emissions. We can’t to an exact degree; it’s guesswork! The level of carbon emissions, currently at 380ppm, in the past 60 million years has reached three times this level many times! • Does carbon in the atmosphere affect temperature or does temperature affect the level of emissions? • Could cloud cover be responsible for a warming because of its decrease since 1983 • Could the ridge of volcanoes be contributing to a decrease in Arctic ice? Why is the level of Antarctic ice growing? • What about the history of temperature on Earth. It has increased before. Carbon dioxide has increased at these rates before. This is by no means unprecedented! These are all valid questions, and all questions which I believe do provoke reasonable doubt. Of course, science can tell us that at the current point in time, carbon dioxide emission increases correlate to increases in temperature. We actually cannot say more than that. How can we? Have we done conclusive experiments where this has been observed? The answer is no, we haven’t. IPCC predictions said we should have had ice caps melting by now. We should have massive deficiency in Himalayan glacial movements. But suddenly, when this doesn’t happen, we say it was a mistake; that they miscalculated.
by Henry Innes
Of course, in 1970 the IPCC was talking all about global cooling: the cooling of the Earth: ‘Humanity is to experience a climate change for which it is ill-prepared’. You’d think they would be talking about global warming. Dr Pitman said the science has been around for 50 years. Again, if that were true, why would we be talking about global cooling only 40 years ago? It seems to me as if the science has done a complete turnaround! What was once opinion of fact now becomes fiction. We must remember that this concept of climate change and global warming, as well as its measurement, are iterative. That is to say, it is in its infancy. For instance, Russians measure temperature using a different method from the Americans! To me, I find this strange when placed in the context of the hype around climate change today. The changes that will be necessary to shift to a low carbon economy will be immense. Certainly, it will mean less basic food supply per capita. Certainly, it will mean an economy geared toward environmental efficiency rather than resource efficiency (I use resource in its short term and cost-oriented sense). The argument I make is simply this: there is enough evidence for an alternative viewpoint to allow us, as laymen, to suggest reasonable doubt. This isn’t necessarily opinion of fact. It’s an opinion of evaluations. Now, in the article written last week, the concept of climate change was likened to the concept of gravity or the roundness of Earth. I think there is an overstatement here. It isn’t about what you believe; it is about accepting the alternative interpretations of the data. We can prove that the Earth is round; we can prove gravity exists. We can’t necessarily prove the relationship between climate and carbon dioxide. We can show they follow each other. But we can’t even measure the level of humanity’s contributions to these carbon emissions! We can’t even show that it hasn’t happened before. The speaker himself, Professor Andy Pitman, in fact spoke about the campaign of misinformation. I’m in no position in this limited space to show you detailed analysis. What I will say is this. When you ask someone from the IPCC to talk about climate change, how are they going to disagree with their overarching mandate? Why would they disprove the thing that is keeping them in jobs? How can they then be relied on to produce data that puts climate change beyond reasonable doubt? The answer, I believe, is they can’t. I wrote this because I passionately believe that climate change is a natural cycle that has been occurring for millenia. I propose that we are certain of this fact. We know that this is definitely happening. I affirm our right to be presented with both sides of the argument so that we can make our own decisions, rather than being told what to think. I strongly think that the objectivity that has been lost in science, the abolition of dissent and the validity of it around this sort of issue, are things which cannot just be limited in its scope to climate change. If I’ve left you with anything, I hope I’ve shown you that there is reasonable doubt, that scientists like Plimer, Bob Carter and Richard Dawkins are all challenging the consensus, using the scientific method. Finally I would like to raise the issue of consensus. Consensus is not fact. The idea that consensus means fact isn’t representative at all of what fact means or of scientific process. Some of the greatest scientists have challenged consensus (Einstein, Galileo). This is why
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continued from page 5 the statements like ‘gravity exists therefore carbon emissions exist’ are redundant. Quite simply, if we used that logic (consensus) then God would exist in some form. That would be a fact. And yet that is not accepted fact.
Asking a climate change supporter, a member of the IPCC, to talk about climate change, is like asking a priest to talk about the Church. They already have their position. Why not look at both sides of the coin?
For these reasons, I hope you will at least consider the alternative, consider what this all means and think of it much like a court case: we must consider both sides of the argument to at least establish a sense of objectivity.
Please, if you have any questions,
we admit that we fall short of the Lord’s ideals and seek his forgiveness.
email me at henryinnis@yahoo. com. I will do my best to reply to all emails. Henry Innis
Chapel Notes The Base of Sustainability Based on Chaplain’s address in the Senior School Assembly 24.2.10 Bible passage, Psalm 104 (prior to Andy Pitman’s address on sustainability and climate change)
n Sunday morning at church, to my surprise, I met a small girl with a live kitten. It was a lovely kitten. She had a cat bag but most of the time she was carefully holding the kitten in her hands. She was taking great care of something quite vulnerable and valuable. Today we will be hearing more about sustainability. The psalmist sets the scene for us in a song of praise. We live in an awesome world; a world given to us by the Lord; the light, the waters, the clouds, the wind, the springs, the
mountains, even the donkeys and birds and branches. 1 ‘When you send your Spirit, they are created, and you renew the face of the earth. Ps 104:30 says the psalmist in his prayer of praise. We need, in terms of one of our Intelligent Behaviours, to ‘respond with wonderment and awe’ to our world. Just like that little girl and her kitten, we need to treasure and responsibly take care of the Lord’s gift of this world. We live in a beautiful part of the Lord’s creation here in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. Do we treasure it? Do we take care of it? In the lead up to Easter we are in the church season called Lent. It is a reflective time where
language matters Less is more It seems that we have been trying to teach too much, in all subjects, and need, in the words of Professor Peter Freebody, leading writer of the new curriculum in English, to ‘deal with fewer texts more deeply’. On Monday Prof Barry McGaw, chairperson of the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) on 702’s Drive program sheepishly conceded to Richard Glover that the importation of university concepts like postmodernism into the senior syllabus had been a failure and that we were going back to teaching literature for literature’s sake. I say ‘sheepishly’ because he presided over the introduction of that very curriculum into NSW. In 2000, the ‘old’ 3 Unit English course at Cranbrook consisted of three major prose texts: Utopia by Thomas More, Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell, and The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, and two Shakespearean comedies.
Perhaps we need to repent of our shortcomings in relation to looking after the world. In some ways we have ‘stuffed it up badly’. Maybe then there is a way to move forward? The psalmist admits he is not perfect and in another psalm he prays in humility, Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 Our challenge is to look after our world in a way that brings honour and respect to the Creator. A humble, thankful heart is a great starting point and a place from which we can be challenged with practical responses.
Dear Lord, We stand in awe and wonder as we stop to consider the world you have created. We repent of times we have not looked after it. Give us creative minds and responsible hearts to not only enjoy the environment but to be good caretakers of it. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen
Footnote (from Psalm 104) 1
10 He makes springs pour water into the ravines; it flows between the mountains. 11 They give water to all the beasts of the field; the wild donkeys quench their thirst. 12 The birds of the air nest by the waters; they sing among the branches.
With the ‘new’ Extension 1 postmodernism elective from 2001 on, we studied John Fowles’ The French Lieutenant’s Woman, the film Orlando and Williamson’s Dead White Males. Students write on at least two texts of their own choice as well as take on postmodern theory, but in practice it has meant much less reading. Will there now be even less? The video promoting the new curriculum on the ACAR website starts with black and white footage of schools from the baby boomer generation, with one of those old British voices saying ‘Across Australia children are going to school’. We then cut to Ms Gillard in colour, saying, by way of contrast, ‘What I wanna see is a qualidy curriculum …’ Do we still believe that federal means better? If states don’t agree, Ms Gillard says they will lose their funding. What about some truly radical ideas – that decentralisation is desirable, that independent schools should set their own courses and standards, that less is not more?
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Mr Ronaldson, Head of English (Special Programs)
CSPA …….. parents connecting Parent Association on the portal at http://portal.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au 2010 Welcome Back Cocktail Party … a most enjoyable evening.
of $10 million was announced. Specific briefings to parents will follow in the upcoming months.
he weather was fine, Rob Christian and Ben Forte provided great music, and the food and bar service from the parents who volunteered was excellent. Over 600 parents attended and from all reports enjoyed themselves. We were particularly delighted by the large number of parents from both Pre-schools, Dickins House and Junior Schools. This is the only time that parents from all sectors of the School have the opportunity to come together as one body to celebrate as parents, welcome new parents and also wish the parents of Year 12 boys all the best in the months leading up to the HSC.
While the CSPA is very grateful for all the work done by the
Mr Madin addressed the audience and, in response to parents enquiries, updated everyone on the current building plans for the whole School, the Building a Better Cranbrook project and announced the need for parent commitment to complete the project. A target
always with Cranbrook it was a wonderful team of School staff, students and parents who just pitched in together with minimum fuss.
Please seize the opportunity to sell any gear which is no longer needed. At the moment we really need clothing for sale. CSPA Meeting, Term 1
Hunter McPherson and Andy Hudson were the head barmen who worked all night including set up and clean up.
7.30pm Wednesday 17 March, Mansfield Room All parents from all sectors of the School are welcome.
Cranbrook Facilities Team and Robert Baldock of Cater Care, we would especially like to thank all the parents who volunteered their services to make the evening possible. They included the parents who welcomed guests and organised nametags, those who helped serve food and drinks and those who helped plan, set up and clean up after the event. The latter included some young boarders from Rawson House who pitched in to help because they wanted to go to bed! As
Photos from the evening are available on the school portal under the Parents’ Association. Have a look.
Sell Second Hand CITF Gear On line (Refer to the Second hand CITF Gear advertisement in this Chronicle) A web site has been set up that can be accessed via the School portal where you can post the list of CITF clothing you have to sell.
The first meeting of The Cranbrook School Parents Association will be held on the 15 March. The agenda will be published next week and will also be available on the School portal. All parents are welcome. To assist in the efficient management of the meeting, if you have any specific issues you wish to raise on the evening, can you please flag them with your Year Representative or myself over the next week. Contact details for Year Representatives follow. Susie Manfred, CSPA President O408 207 091 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cranbrook School Parents’ Association (111109) details correct at 130210 Parent Representatives 2010 Representation
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Susie Manfred Ailsa Crammond Gill Becker (Yr 10) Jane Capelli Tresna Karras Samantha Rush Basia Rendall Francesca Deane Debbie Ditchfield Sue Grossberg Darlene Mayer Melissa Banks (Yr 5&6) Anne Crooks (Yr 3&4) Mark Sheller Di Hudson Camilla Drover Kathryn Carroll Annabel Murray Annabel Murray Skye Bouvier TBA Katrina Rathie
St Michaels Rawson House Street House
Danielle Creevey Stephanie Alexander (Yr 10) Stephanie Alexander (Yr 10)
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After the Applause
As I walked into the theatre I immediately noticed that everything on stage was white. Everything, that is, except for a chandelier which lit up an entire corner of the room. The objects in the room included a white bench, a hospital bed, a table with a bottle of wine and right in the middle of the stage was another bed. It had its pillows and sheets all messed up and scattered around it were clothes, bottles, books, utensils and other strange things. It gave off the immediate impression of chaos, as if a bomb had gone off in the room.
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That Face went to see That Face at Belvoir Theatre in the rain on 12 February. Written by Polly Stenham when she was only 19, the play depicts an extremely dysfunctional and broken family who don't know what to do with their mother Martha, played by Susie Porter. The play also features Emma Barclay from Suburban Mayhem as Mia, the daughter, Krew Boylan as Izzy, Mia’s friend, and Kenji Fitzerald as Mia’s brother, Henry. Marcus Graham plays the father and Laura Hopkinson is a girl with whom Mia and Izzy go to school.
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The lights in the theatre went out and then the play began. The first scene is quite confronting and definitely captured the audience’s attention. It starts off with two girls, Mia and Izzy, pulling another girl with a brown bag on her head and her hands tied, along with them. We soon discover that they are girls at high school and it is late at night. Mia and Izzy are older kids at the school and are initiating the other girl through a torture method. It all goes horribly wrong though as the girl falls unconscious and we find out that Mia gave her an overdose of sleeping pills. The play goes on from there and follows Mia and her family as they have to deal with her future at the school and their crazy mother. The influences of Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf and A Long Day's Journey into Night on Stenham are extremely evident in That Face. The last scene is filled with conflict and argument. The play has been building to the last scene where the family expresses the problems they feel they have with each other.
off the couch Successful Study Habits With exams coming up for many of you, you might be starting to think about how to tackle the process. Some people are better ‘studiers’ than others. What makes one person better at the studying game than another is actually much simpler than you think. Well-developed habits are the key. There are a million and one ways to revise material effectively, and it probably varies from subject to subject, but the way to catapult yourself to being well prepared for an exam, is to work out a routine. One of the benefits to having a routine is that you are less likely to procrastinate each time you sit down to do some work because of all that silly stuff like what colour highlighter will I use? Will I use a highlighter or a red pen? Or a green pen? Maybe I need a cushion? And a water… no a milo… And before you know it you have spent an hour studying pen choices and whether or not you’re thirsty.
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The play worked on some levels for me but in the end I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. The script is wonderful as is the story. The most impressive thing about the play is that Stenham wrote it at 19! The skill of writing and insight into human life displayed by the playwright are far beyond her years. The reason why I didn’t love it though was because of the two siblings. I’m not saying that they were bad but in order for the play to work the actors portraying Mia and Henry had to be brilliant. They were good but they weren’t terrific. The role for the mother is written wonderfully and Porter does a very good job of portraying Martha. I thought Marcus Graham as the father was great. I fully believed him in his role and, for those of you who have seen him in shows like Underbelly, it was a completely different role compared to what he normally does. That Face is definitely worth going to see. It is an insightful and interesting play which has been written incredibly well. It is on at the Belvoir Theatre till 14 March. Zach
You see, there are a few essential considerations to take into account when planning your routine: When is the best time of day for you to study? Realistically you won’t spend every available minute with your head in a text book. So think about what the best time really is. What distractions do you need to take care of – do you jump to answer your mobile every time it rings or beeps? This could seriously interfere with both your train of thought and your level of motivation as it reminds you of all the other stuff you could be doing if you weren’t studying. What materials will you need? Think beforehand through the highlighter issue discussed above. If you aren’t sure, ask someone in your class who seems to have the study thing down pat what their tips are for making good study notes. Tune in next week for more tips for creating a good study routine.
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Mrs Smith, Senior Counsellor
From Cranbrook Foundation What a great party!
t is great to be back at Cranbrook and last Friday night’s CSPA party was a superb evening with over 600 parents attending. We are all grateful for the enormous effort put in by so many to make it such a wonderful event. For those who were not there, the Headmaster officially launched our appeal Building a Better Cranbrook 2010. This initiative incorporates plans to build a new Dickins House and Junior School at Dangar, transformation of our Senior School classrooms, building of a new double gymnasium and tennis courts, establishment of an independent Senior School study
centre, integrating our library and IT facilities, and expansion of our visual and performing arts amenities. These are exciting plans and will benefit all of our boys! As a result of many years of good management, sale of certain assets, a Federal grant, an amazingly generous bequest from an Old Boy and other fundraising over the last three years we are proud to announce that the School has marshaled $35 million to support this important initiative. To complete this project there is an urgent need to ask the School family to support us in helping close the remaining gap of $10 million. This is the appeal target.
Prior generations of parents, Old Boys and supporters of the School have got us to where we are today, and now we are asking the whole School community to help us Build a Better Cranbrook! At this early stage I am keen to talk to individuals or groups about this vital need and I can be reached on 9327 9409. My email is email@example.com but I don’t twitter – sorry! Martin Pitt, Interim Director Cranbrook Foundation
Chess: determined and dauntless Despite a determined, dauntless and daring effort, Cranbrook suffered defeat at the hands of
Knox last Friday afternoon. t was a real eye-opener for the younger boys, many of whom faced some excellent opponents. In the end the 3–9 loss really wasn’t a reflection of the quality of both teams’ play, as the majority of the games went deep into the endgame. The Juniors continued their excellent form with a good draw against a much higherrated opposition. Aaron Stern (Board 4) dominated the game right from the start with an aggressive opening. He maintained the advantage and capitalised on a small error with a devastating checkmate. 1–0 quickly became 2–0 as Blair Chapman (Board 3) extended his undefeated streak. Up against a tough competitor, he emerged from a fog of tactics an entire queen ahead after a superb bishop fork, and from there checkmate was a mere formality. Billy Peters wasn’t quite so lucky on Board 2 in a close game. It went down to an exciting pawn race in the endgame, but after both reached the end and queened, the Knox player managed to skewer Billy’s king and win the queen. On Board 1, Ian Chen struggled to find his rhythm and customary stylishness. It was a very difficult game and he put up an excellent fight to stay in it for so long, but having survived so many tactical attacks he eventually succumbed to one and lost the game. The Intermediates had a difficult time
against one of the best teams in their age group in the state. Ed Selig (Board 1) was unlucky to be defeated in the opening against an excellent opponent well-versed in the nuances of the Sicilian Defence. Playing outside his opening knowledge Ed did well, but it wasn’t quite enough. James Peters met a similar fate on the second board in a long and draining game. He was on top at the start and his position was full of energy, but a mistake right near the end due to time pressure meant he wasn’t able to convert it into a win. Stephen Brotodihardjo (Board 3) was yet another Cranbrook player who began well but couldn’t keep the standard up. He had some good tactics, but became too greedy, allowing his opponent to checkmate him. On Board 4 Henry Poole was unlucky to come up against one of the best fourth board players going around. Henry played a seemingly innocuous move, but was amazed to see how some clever tactics by his opponent meant he lost a queen. From there it was hard to recover, and despite a good fight the loss was inevitable. Cranbrook’s bleak run continued into the Seniors, who had a 1–3 loss. Ronald Tong began brilliantly on the Board 4, and managed to win a rook. His opponent, however, shut down the entire position, cramping Ronald’s play, and this forced him to give up the rook. Ronald still couldn’t open up his side of the board, which put him in an irreversibly losing position. A similar fate was suffered by Sam Farrell (Board 3), who has played consistently well throughout the competition with little luck. Again he worked himself into a free and advantageous
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position, only to lose it all with one small slip-up which cost him the game. On Board 1 Rupert Coy played an interesting game, full of tactics, but couldn’t quite convert them into a win. The turning point was a rook move he played, which didn’t have any evident consequences but came back to haunt him 15 moves later as it put him a tempo behind his opponent and also made the piece susceptible to a tactical manoeuvre. The shining light for the team was the still undefeated Hamish Durkin. From a promising opening he had a discovered attack, threatening the opposition rook and queen at once, then ‘gracefully glided to victory’, as he put it. Hamish was also quick to point out that he wasn’t just happy because of his win in the inter-school chess, but was elated at the Boarders’ victory in the House Chess competition, taking the CJS Purdy trophy yet again. They competed against Davidson in ‘a match up of epic proportions’, and won 3–2 in an extremely close contest. The Board 1 game between Hamish and Ed Selig was particularly crucial, with Ed leading for much of the game before Hamish came back to win when both players were in time trouble. Strickland and Davidson had the other podium positions, coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. Congratulations to the winning team of Hamish Durkin, Rory Brennan, Adheesh Ramani, Connor Williams and Cooper Tym! Rupert Coy, Captain of Chess
CAREERS CORNER Is reputation and social life enough?
ydney University is looking pretty. With its new Law building and the entrance off City Road giving greater pedestrian access to an excellent university, it is no wonder that it is a popular and competitive choice for a number of Cranbrook boys. But Careers Corner was a little perplexed after their visit to U Sydney last week to listen to what was happening in regards to updates to some of their programs. CC had hoped to gain some detailed info as to what they were doing to their broad range of programs and to their student life to attract higher calibre students. However, CC heard an all-too familiar line. And it concerned them.
‘New’ programs at U Sydney The main ‘new’ program at U Sydney this year is the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science or BLAS for short. BLAS is a review, a combination, a reconstruction, call it what you will, of a number of humanities programs into a much larger 3-year degree program. A student can take one major in either the Arts or Sciences sphere, but without a compulsory language core. Previous Liberal Studies programs at U Sydney had a language component but BLAS has removed this to allow for a core of subjects to provide the student with ‘skills in communication and analytical thinking’. How this is better than a standard Arts/ Science combined degree is what puzzled not only Careers Corner but a number of other careers people at the briefing. The confusion on which stream of study to take and the subjects involved was dealt with in enrolment seminars for students and their parents. As a generalist degree, it is preparation for either honours or professional graduate study and gives no real careers paths. An Arts/Science degree, however, allows a greater depth of study in both humanities and science subjects. BLAS sounds very much like the Melbourne model, in which U Melbourne completed a major overhaul of its programs in the last few years, and where students are prepared for professional or post-grad study with a more general undergraduate degree. The other new program revealed was the Bachelor of Environmental Systems, in which students ‘focus on ecologically, sustainable, primary production in natural and managed terrestrial environments’. In the 21st century world where science, business and communication are intermingled in the environmental sector, this is a great degree for those students looking to combine their study of sciences and business with a generational passion for the environment. The careers that come out of this are more definite than those from BLAS, as graduates can go into business and sciences behind primary industry,
primary production itself, or the communication or analysis sectors around this major sector of the Australian economy.
The influence of reputation and social life Perhaps the discussion that caused Careers Corner to ponder the day the most was the reliance on the two notions of reputation and social life. CC took a tour of the new Law building which was part of the day’s activities and it was great to see the much-talked about new facility, with a library that lets you take in food and drink, and lecture halls that are used by all faculties in their teaching. Careers Corner always talks to students shepherding careers people around on these tours, as they are the ones studying, surviving and, hopefully, enjoying the decision they made to study at the uni. One of the students CC spoke to on the tour gave an interesting answer when asked why they chose U Sydney – ‘because of its reputation and social life’. The first reason is logical, if a little under realistic, as a university’s attraction is not necessarily based on what it has done, but what it is doing and where it is going. The second reason is understandable, as the social life on campus is important for any student. Careers Corner themselves were once young and had a social life, but they were curious and asked the student which of the two factors has provided the best part of their time at U Sydney. ‘The social life by far’, was their reply. Is not the primary reason students attend university to gain an education with the careers ahead of it, with the social life on or around campus an added bonus? This student’s answer turned out to be a trend and it made CC think. Maybe Careers Corner is getting old but they do understand the reasoning when boys talk about U Sydney’s social life over UNSW’s or UTS’, the universities where a majority of boys go. But, in their time at Cranbrook, CC has spoken with a vast number of boys who look beyond the social life as a key reason for university. They want to know more about the degree programs they will study, the subjects and content within those programs, any internships or work placements that come as part of the course, as well as what life on campus is like. In his brief talk at the beginning of the day, Professor Derrick Armstrong, the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), mentioned that U Sydney is ‘keen to enhance the social background’ of students and provide the ‘best experiences for students’. Undoubtedly, such an experience includes the social life that it provides but it is important that each boy makes an informed choice about what is involved in that student life. Not only socially but how the education will challenge them and prepare them for the move into a career in the future.
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AT THE MOVIES WITH CHARLIE AND JACKSON ATM PRESENTS: AT THE OSCARS On 7 March, the world will watch as the academy holds its most hallowed tradition of naming the best films, actors and directors of 2009. So today we give our take on this year’s nominees!
Charlie: There are a lot of good films being nominated this year, including Up In The Air, The Hurt Locker and Precious. Of course Avatar is also being nominated for best film but I hope it doesn’t win. I realise my cowriter might have loved it but I found that, even though the concept was quite unique, at the heart of it the plot was riddled with clichés. My choice for best film is Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. It had a clever plot, wonderful cinematography and excellent acting and quite frankly it’s about time Tarantino won an Oscar. However, with Avatar’s near unfathomable box office intake (over U$2 billion) it feels like somewhat of a David versus Goliath situation. That said, box office gross doesn’t necessarily equal the best
film. On that note I also think that Christoph Waltz deserves best supporting actor for his role as Col. Hans Lander. For most of the other categories I am indifferent. (I haven’t seen most of the movies, one of the drawbacks of being on exchange I guess…). However, I do feel strongly about the best animated film nomination. Obviously Pixar’s UP is a heavy hitter. Curiously it’s also being nominated for best film. However, I think Coraline deserves the award. With UP, Pixar was simply sticking with what works, a heart-warming family flick, but Coraline was something new. It was a movie that scared people; a gothic fairy tale released as a family movie. This was a bold move,and one which delivered a wonderful, one-of-a-kind movie. Jackson: Personally, I can’t wait for the Academy Awards, as there has been such an abundance of fantastic films hitting the big screen recently. These include the best motion picture nominations, Blind Side, which is a heart warming but subtly confronting film about the relationship between an unfortunate youth and a wealthy southern American family, Avatar, an amazing film, despite what Charlie says, filled with unbelievable special effects and full-on action scenes and Invictus, an inspirational film, focusing on the political tension in South Africa. I should also probably include the South African-based District 9, considering where I went on exchange. However, I must mention the great actors who have made these inspirational movies possible. In my opinion Sandra Bullock and Morgan
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Freeman are undoubtedly deserving of best leading actor and actress, and Matt Damon should start preparing his acceptance speech now, as he will most definitely receive the award for best supporting role. I’d like to talk about the awards that aren’t considered too often when thinking of the Oscars. First of all, Best Original Screenplay, for which Inglorious Basterds is a major contender, along with Hurt Locker. The Best Cinematography is a toss up between Avatar and Hurt Locker. Finally, Best Animated Feature Film which I must say in contradiction to Charlie, is going to UP. This is because it not only has the highest box office ratings, but also has an original sense of flair. This is on account of the renowned director Pete Doctor, whose films have won best animation several times.
What three letters represent China on an Olympic scoreboard?
2. Which world boxing champion had 23 siblings? Who beat Australia 17-0 in 1951 in the highest scoring football (soccer) international ever?
Which city staged the world’s first modern marathon in 1896?
6. What nationality is racing driver Lewis Hamilton? 7.
In New York which borough is across the Harlem River from the Bronx? a) Manhattan b) Harlem c) Queens
8. Which Indian monument was slated for wrecking by the British in the 1830s? 9.
Petrosian v Simagin
What island was Napoleon’s first home in exile?
10. When Forbes magazine adjusts the figures to take inflation into account, who is the richest man in history? a) Bill Gates b) Crassus c) Henry Ford d) John D Rockefeller
The future World Champion Tigran Petrosian missed a beautiful win in this position. He played the prosaic 1.NxR and Black was able to force a draw with perpetual check. Rather than chase material what should have Petrosian played to win?
11. Who is Kerry Stokes? a) media proprietor b) downhill skier c) actor
Find the winning combination for White. Chessnut Solution: The missed opportunity was 1.Qa8 check Kg7 2.BxP check QxB 3.Qh8!check KxQ 4.NxR check and White has an easy win in the endgame.
12. Who is the leader of the State Opposition? 13. Centipedes always have 100 legs? True/False 14. What is the highest mountain in Australia? 15. What is the plural of cul-de-sac (street which is a dead end)? 16. How many seats in the Australian Senate? a) 72 b) 76 c) 80
LIBRARY CORNER The Spoooooooooks are back!!!! •
The Spook’s Apprentice – Is he brave enough?
The Spook’s Battle – Can they stop what’s coming?
The Spook’s Secret – The dark is growing in power
The Spook’s Curse – Is his fate already sealed?
The Spook’s Mistake – It’s a fight to the death
17. What is the date of D-Day? 18. What is the capital of Indonesia? 19. What year were the Winter Olympics first held? A) 1896 b) 1924 c) 1956 20. What is the only even prime number?
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Quiz Answers CHN Sonny Liston England Brett Lee New York British A Taj Mahal Elba d a Barry O’Farrell False Mt Kosciusko culs-de-sac 76 6 June Jakarta B 2
4. Which Australian cricketer retired from Test Cricket last week?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
Snap Shot By Barnaby Goodman and Tim Golubev Elliott Ng stresses over Maths test
Rupert Coy and Tim Brown practise their chess skils
Charles McKinley and Aaron Stern practising for the up and coming rugby season
George Marchant and Andre Frino preparing for the Year 11 Art Site Day
Guitarist in Chapel
Davidson celebrates their Year 7 basketball victory
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Knitting for Ladakh, 2010
ver the last few years, an increasing number of people throughout Australia and the world have been knitting for AIDS babies, first in Malawi and now in other areas, including countries in Eastern Europe. In 2007 the Cranbrook community came together, initially to knit for these babies but, just as we came together, the overwhelming response of Australian knitters led the organisers to shut down their project. It was then that we decided to knit for the children of the Ladakh area of Kashmir near the Chinese border. Cranbrook Explorers and Travellers Overseas Partnership (CETOP) had visited Nepal over a number of years, spending time in a village there and supporting the building of a hospital. However, the political situation in Nepal became too dangerous for members of CETOP to visit. Since then members of CETOP have been involved in building a school for children aged three to five years in a village in the Himalayas close to the border with China called Shera. In September 2007, the members of the School family, who travelled to the opening of the first stage
of the school, carried 25 kg of knitted articles to be distributed in the area: 136 jumpers, 120 caps and 20 dolls. There are three small villages in the local area and it was decided that our knitting would be distributed in all these villages. At the same time Mr Lock travelled to Nepal during the summer holidays 2007/2008 and took a number of jumpers, caps and dolls
items with them. So far we have about 130 jumpers, beanies, dolls, scarves and rugs but we would like to send many more. So, again, we are calling on the School community and friends to help us. The original patterns designed for totally different climactic needs in Malawi have been altered, particularly in the length of the sleeves, to give the children increased
now and can be found on the School’s website: www.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au in the Parents Association and Old Cranbrookians sections in About Us, and on the School’s portal at portal.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au in the Parents Association section. To access the portal use your son’s login in and password. There will be, as there has been in previous years, morning tea at the Headmaster’s House on Wednesday mornings from 10.30am to 12.30pm but this year it will be held in Term 2 (the group leaves at the end of the term) starting on Wednesday 21 April. Please feel free to drop in to meet fellow knitters and admire the growing pile of goodies – many people have knitted over the summer. If you can’t knit and would like to learn or your skills are a bit rusty
with him, and in 2009 CETOP returned to Nepal and took more knitted items with them In 2010, CETOP members will be travelling to Ladakh, leaving at the end of Term 2 on Monday June 28, and we would like to send more woollen
protection against the harsh weather in the region. As the 2010 expedition is to Ladakh we really want to concentrate on making the larger jumpers which will fit the school children. The patterns are available
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please come and we’ll get you going – just bring some needles as I have wool that has been donated by friends of the School which is available for use. Sally Madin, 02 9327 3341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chronicle Ads Day Boarding at Cranbrook
Cranbrook is pleased to announce the introduction of its new Day Boarding Program for Years 7–12. This program provides current day students with the opportunity to make use of the School’s boarding and other facilities from 3.15pm Monday – Thursday. Boys participating in the program receive afternoon tea and dinner, and have access to changing and storage facilities. Their homework is supervised within the boarding system between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. Parents will collect their sons at 8.30pm. Families can elect to participate in the program one, two, three or all four days per week.
For further information please contact our Admissions Department at enrol@cranbrook. nsw.edu.au.
Masterpieces from Paris Exhibition in Canberra The Visual Arts Department is offering art students a chance to see the Masterpieces from Paris exhibition as a part of the Open Studio program. All Art Students are invited to register interest but places are limited, so be quick. Permission forms can be collected from the Art Department staffroom.
Saturday 13 March $108 per student Price includes coach transport and exhibition entry.
Instead of having lunch with the same dreary old friends, why not come and improve your chess game with our Super Coach Neil Wright? Bring your lunch and imbibe chess knowledge at the feet of the master, so to speak. Give your brain cells a rigorous workout at the Cranbrook Chess Lounge Room 2.6. Coaching starts at 12.45pm sharp.
Be there or be square!
Tennis Presentation Evening Date:Saturday, 13 March, 2010
The Maths Clinic
Time: 6.30pm Venue: Governor’s Ballroom and lawn area (School)
In Room 1.3A
Cost: $45 per student/adult (fingerfood, water, juices for students) Adults BYO dinner beverages. Please note there will be no staff allocated to serve beverages.
7.30-8.00am Tuesday - Friday
The last ½ hour of lunchtime everyday
Dress: Students: full School uniform, Adults: collar/tie
Including Year 7 teams 2010 ............................................................................................................
Monday - Wednesday Note: If a teacher is not present please go to the Maths Staffroom (Room 1.15)
Please return this slip to your coach or to Ms Martinez (Senior School Receptionist) by Friday, 5 March whether you are attending or not.
2010 Tennis Dinner
Player’s Name: ................................................... Team: .................. If you are of a mind to improve your communication skills and gain self-confidence while having a marvellous time you may find a visit to Cranbrook Toastmasters worthwhile. The current club members, a group of 30 parents and friends (looking to grow) would welcome your visit. Meetings are held every second Thursday morning at Cranbrook commencing at 9.45am for a 10.00am start, and finishing at 12.30pm. Meetings are held in the Foundation Room at the School during school terms. We have scheduled meetings for the first term: • 19 Feb • 5 Mar • 19 Mar • 2 Apr For more information contact Jill on 9327 2002 or Karyn on 9968 2767
Name(S) Of Parent(S) Attending: ........................................................................................................... Total Number Of Persons Attending: ............................. Please make cheques payable to Cranbrook Tennis Club OR direct deposit to BSB 032 053, ACCOUNT No. 239935 (include family name)
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CRANBROOK RUGBY CLUB
ANNUAL GOLF DAY Where: Mount Broughton 18 hole Championship Golf Course Sutton Forest www.mtbroughton.com.au
When: Sunday 28 March 2010 Time: 10.00am tee-off (shotgun) Format: Ambrose - groups of four Cost: $100 per player ($50 boys)
Transport: Transportation has kindly been donated by Murrays (depart Cranbrook School, bookings essential on 132259) Breakfast: Provided by Cranbrook Rugby Club Function: Post round celebrations and commiserations at Mount Broughton Club House
RSVP & Information: Brenden Miller 0413 622 946 / 92395011 (W) email@example.com Exclusive hole sponsorships are still available The Cranbrook Rugby Club welcomes any donations/prizes to promote this fine event Please direct all sponsorship enquiries to Brenden Miller: on mobile 0413 622 946 or at firstname.lastname@example.org Page 16 - Cranbrook Chronicle Use of the Mount Broughton Championship Golf Course has kindly been donated by Mr James Erskine in support of Cranbrook Rugby
All Cranbrook Cricketers and their families are invited to the end of season dinner Donâ€™t miss out on this opportunity to support the boys, the school and to meet up with other parents in a remarkable location Who:
All Cricketers (7Ds to 1st XI) and their families
Saturday 20 March 2010 at 6.30pm
Steve Waugh Room, Victor Trumper Stand Sydney Cricket Ground
Silent auction & raffle
Guest speaker: Mike Whitney A qualified aviation engineer, Mike entered the world of cricket with a wild-man image and a reputation for bowling fast and dangerously. In 1994 after a 14 year successful career he retired from first class professional cricket. Since then Mike has established himself in the entertainment industry and in the hearts of the Australian people.
Team Awards: 5 Fors and 50s Best Batsman Best Bowler Most improved (for each team, 7Ds to 1st XI)
Parking: FREE (Sydney Football Stadium Carpark)
Payment Details: Please indicate your payment method by completing the information below: Name of Booking: _______________________________________________ Number Attending: ____________________ Your team (if applicable): ________________________________________________________________________________ Payment Method:
Cheque (payable to Cranbrook Cricket Club)
If paying by credit card, please complete the following: Card Holder: ______________________________________________________________________ Amount: $ __________ Card Number: ______________________________________________________________________ Expiry: _____ / _____ Card Holder Signature: __________________________________________________________________________________ Return this slip, together with payment to Miss Cecilia Martinez, Senior Receptionist
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CRANBROOK IN THE FIELD - 2010 Southern Cross Equipment Order Form XXS
Normal Cranbrook Total Total Price Price Price Qty $ ¢
MONT Austral – Waterproof Breathable Rain Jacket - Men's
Rainbird STOWAWAY – Lightweight Waterproof/Breathable Over-Pants
Polypropylene Thermal Long Sleeve Top
Polypropylene Thermal Long Johns
Polypropylene Thermal Gloves
Solution “Flex” Neoprene Booties (Circle Size) **YEAR 9 ONLY**
S/M = 7 M = 8 M/L = 9 L = 10
Outdoor Research “Transit Sun Hat™” Foldable, Floating Broad-Brim Hat [M or L]
3 to 8
7 to 11
Wilderness Wear KOSCIUSZKO Outdoor Socks – Navy Torpeako FLINT Wool-Blend/Fleece Beanie
One Size / NAVY
Petzl Tikkina 2 'LED' Head Torch (022445)
Polycarbonate Dining Set – (Sea to Summit – 033297 / GSI Cascadian– 031677) Includes Knife, Fork & Spoon Set (metal), Plate, Bowl & Mug in a Mesh Carry Bag
Exped “Alpine” (High strength, collapsible lightweight) Trekking Poles - PAIR **Years 8 and 9 ONLY** (032262)
SCARPA “ZG65” XCR GoreTex ® Lightweight Hiking Boots (Sizes EUR 42 – 47)
“360 Degrees” 2Ltr Hydration Bladder – Hands Free Drinking System (034393)
OR as an alternative CamelBak “Better-Bottle” Bite n’ Sip Drink Bottle [Dark Grey] (027477) The Cancer Council 30+ Sunscreen (+ Insect Repellent) & accessory karabiner (033078)
SCARPA “Horizon” GoreTex ® Lightweight Hiking (Mid) Boots (Sizes EUR 42 – 47) $299.95
* SHADED AREAS MEANS NOT AVAILABLE IN THAT SIZE *
EQUIPMENT ALSO AVAILABLE FROM MOUNTAIN DESIGN, WESTFIELD, BONDI JUNCTION 25%DISCOUNT TO CRANBROOK STUDENTS
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CRANBROOK IN THE FIELD - 2010 Southern Cross Equipment Order Form Student’s Details: (Please print) First Name:___________________________________________________________________________ Second Name:_________________________________________________________________________ Student’s Year ________________________________________________________________________ Student’s House: ________________________________________________________________ Adult Contact’s Name:__________________________________________________________________ Phone No:_(______)_____________________ Mobile No:_(______)_____________________________ Enclosed is my cheque / money order payable to Southern Cross Equipment Pty Ltd or my credit card details are: ҏ Amex
ҏ Diners Club
Credit Card No:_______________________________________________________________________ Expiry Date:________ /_________ Card Holder’s Name:___________________________________________________________________ Card Holder’s Signature:_________________________________________________________________ Submit your order: (Please tick your method) Fax to: Southern Cross Equipment on (02) 9264 2645 OR Mail to: Southern Cross Equipment; 1/447 Kent Street, SYDNEY, NSW 2000. Collection of order: (Please tick your preference) I wish to collect my order from “Trek & Travel” (Southern Cross Equipment’s retail store-front). I prefer my order to be delivered to Cranbrook for my son to collect. (In either case you will be advised when your order is available).
*** ORDERS TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, 12 OF MARCH *** Additional Order Forms can be obtained from Mrs Parsons in the Davidson House Staff Room or Mrs George in the Senior Library. “Trek & Travel” is a registered trading name of Southern Cross Equipment Pty Ltd ABN 24 001 041 489 447 Kent Street SYDNEY NSW 2000 Phone: (02) 9261 3435 or (02) 9286 1508 Fax: (02) 9264 2645 www.SouthernCross.net.au www.TrekandTravel.com.au E-Mail Info@SouthernCross.net.au E-Mail Sydney@TrekandTravel.com.au
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Cranbrook School Lunch Specials For Week 8 March to 12 March Portuguese Style Chicken Maryland with Oven Roasted Potato Wedges $5.00 Beef & Mushroom Ragout with Rice $5.00 Supreme Pizza $5.80
Easter Vacation Tennis Camp 2010 WHEN: Monday 12 to Friday 16 April (last week of break) ALL PLAYERS: 1.00pm – 4.00pm each day ACTIVITIES: Technical and tactical tennis drills/games/fitness WHO: All ages. Players will be streamed according to ability. 1st and 2nd teams – it is a mandatory requirement that team members attend. STAFF: Nicole Arendt and Chris Knight, others to be advised VENUE: Cooper Park courts. In the event of wet weather, activities will be held at Cranbrook’s gymnasium and Strength and Conditioning Centre. COST: $300.00 HOW TO REGISTER: Return this completed slip prior to the start date to Mr Davis, MiC Tennis OR turn up on the first day @ Cooper Park courts. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Please return this slip signed with payment option indicated to Mr Davis or at the camp. NAME (print):................................................................................................................
SRC Super8 Staff vs Students BIG BASH A Super8 slog-a-thon match between staff and a team of students selected a from a pool of boys
Monday, 8 March Hordern Oval. See your House’s friendly SRC rep on Monday morning to buy a bandana for $6. The proceeds will go to support prostate cancer and Canteen.
Yr: ....................... House: ........................................................................................................................... ... will be attending the Easter Vacation Tennis Camp. Please find cheque/cash enclosed or please charge $300.00 to my account. SIGNED by parent/guardian: ..................................................................................................
Clean Up Australia Day 7 March 2010 In 1989 an ‘average Australian bloke’ had a simple idea to make a difference in his own backyard: Sydney Harbour. This simple idea has now become the nation’s largest community-based environmental event, Clean Up Australia Day. It is hard to believe that this campaign began as the inspiration of one man, an Australian builder and solo yachtsman, Ian Kiernan. Clean Up Sydney Harbour Day in 1989 received an enormous public response with more than 40,000 Sydneysiders donating their time and energy to clean up the harbour. As Ian sailed through the oceans of the world in his yacht 'Spirit of Sydney' he was shocked and disgusted by the pollution and rubbish that he continually encountered in areas such as the Sargasso Sea in the Caribbean. The polluted state of the world’s oceans motivated Ian to act. Once back in Sydney Ian organised a community event with the support of a committee of friends, including Clean Up co-founder, Kim McKay AO. What happened after this is now well documented. The idea of a clean up day ignited an enthusiasm and desire among the community to get involved and make a difference to their local environment themselves. The next year Clean Up Australia Day was born. Ian and his committee believed that if a capital city could be mobilised into action, then so could the whole nation. Almost 300,000 volunteers turned out on the first Clean Up Australia Day in 1990 and that involvement has steadily increased ever since. In the past 20 years, Australians have devoted more than 24 million hours to the care of the environment through Clean Up Australia Day and they have collected over 200,000 tonnes of rubbish. Cranbrook students from Years 7 to 12 have an opportunity to assist and make a difference to our local area. We will meet at the School Boatshed in Vickery Avenue, Rose Bay at 9.00am on Sunday, 7 of March. If plenty of volunteers turn up we should be finished by 10.00am. You can find more details online at http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/slavo2010 or add your name, Year group and House to the list outside Mr Vanderfield’s office.
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Cranbrook Cricket Club
Cranbrook Rugby Club
End of Season Dinner & Awards
Barbeque Roster Dear Rugby Parents "Rugby may have many problems, but the gravest is undoubtedly that of the persistence of summer." (Chris Laidlaw). The long wait is almost over. The time is upon us to once again pull on our winter woollies, brace the blustery cold, don our aprons and grab a spatula to cook up a storm in support of Cranbrook Rugby. No doubt many of you would have read the BBQ updates in last year’s Break Down written by Mr Geoffrey Travers, Captain of BBQ 2009. While these updates were invariably witty and entertaining, they were always punctuated by a serious note about the efforts of Rugby Parents who have supported the fundraising efforts each week. Last year volunteers who worked in the James Saunders Pavilion and on the BBQ raised significant funds to assist in preparing our boys for the rugby seasons ahead. Thanks also go to Margie and Andrew Isles who donated the essential ingredients for our BBQ. Those funds have gone towards new equipment, specialist coaching and program developments to improve our boys’ strength, speed, fitness, skills and understanding of the game. The evidence is tangible, remember Cranbrook v Scots? Sadly, this year Mr Travers has stepped down from the podium, handed over the reins, tossed the bouquet, hung up his boots, passed the spatula … well, you get the idea. As the newly elected (unopposed) Captain of BBQ 2010, I now have the unenviable task of following in Mr Travers’ huge footsteps! So, I now call to arms the Cranbrook BBQ Army to do it again for our boys.
All Cranbrook Cricketers and their families are invited to the end of season dinner. Who: All cricketers (7Ds to 1st XI) and their families When: Saturday, 20 March at 6.30pm Where: Steve Waugh Room, Victor Trumper Stand, Sydney Cricket Ground Guest Speaker: To be announced Team Awards • • • •
5 Fors and 50s Best Batsman Best Bowler Most improved (for each team, 7Ds to 1stXI)
There will be nine (9) 1st XV home games at Hordern Oval this year including CAS v CHS (mid week) and The Battle of the Hill.
The BBQ roster commences at 8.00am and parents of boys who play at 9.00am are asked to assist with the BBQ. The next shift starts at 9.00am and, likewise, parents of boys who play at 10.00am are asked to assist, and so on.
Each hourly shift requires at least five volunteers, one to man the register, one to hand out the bread rolls, two on the main BBQ and one on the smaller BBQ. The BBQ roster concludes at 3.00pm with the start of the 1st XV match. Would parents who wish to assist, especially those in the Opens, U16s, and U15s age groups, please contact me on 0400 880 811 or email@example.com. I look forward to catching up with you at the BBQ and on the sidelines. Richard Ng, Captain of BBQ 2010
Silent auction, raffle Free at the Sydney Football Stadium car park Further details will be advertised in the coming weeks but please save the date so you don’t miss out on this opportunity to support the boys, the School and to meet up with other parents in a remarkable location.
All students welcome. Bring along your written work and get some extra assistance, or use the studio space and support to improve your practical skills.
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Cranbrook Year 12
Parent Cocktail Party
Buy and Sell Second-hand CITF Gear through the Portal Sell your no longer needed CITF gear Buy second-hand CITF gear at a reasonable price We realise that kitting up growing boys for CITF over the years can become expensive and we hope that by utilising this service, parents can either save a little by purchasing good quality second-hand gear at a very reasonable price or, if selling, recoup some costs. A site on the School portal has been set up for Cranbrook parents who would like to buy and sell CITF clothing and equipment. The aim is to put parents in direct contact with each other. All communication, negotiation and payments are made directly between parents with no involvement of the School or the CSPA.
Wednesday 31 March, 2010 7.00pm-9.00pm EAT – DRINK – NETWORK … and be merry 6 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill Cost $50 a head, includes canapés and drinks
Please RSVP by Monday 22 March Samantha Rush firstname.lastname@example.org. au or 9362 4070 Send cheque made payable to CSPA 6 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill 2023
Years 7, 8 and 9 students will be attending CITF at the end of Term 1. So now is an ideal time to sell unwanted clothing and equipment to parents of these boys. Instructions on how to use the portal site: 1. 2. 3. 4.
Open the Cranbrook Portal using your son’s user name and password On left-hand side click Parent Association Once in Parent Association click Second-hand CIFT Equipment Alternatively, from the Portal home page, on the left hand side click Co-curricular, then CITF, then Second-hand CITF Equipment
Buying Gear 1. If you see any items which interest you, simply look to the top of that particular column to find the seller’s details. 2. Contact the seller directly to negotiate a purchase. Selling Gear 1. To upload gear, choose the next available column (see columns A, B, C … across the top of the spreadsheet. 2. Type your name and contact details in Row 2 – see the Peter McNamara example. Alongside each item in column A add the details for each of the items you want to sell. If the brand of the item you are selling is not the same as the one in the list, simply add the brand name, along with the size, condition and price you would like. Then just close the document and all your details will be saved. 3. When you have sold an item please remove it from your list by simply highlighting the information and pressing delete. For more information contact: Tresna Karras email@example.com 0412 747 333
Konstantin Shamray IN RECITAL AT CRANBROOK SCHOOL 1ST PRIZE WINNER OF THE SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL PIANO COMPETITION 7PM ON TUESDAY 16TH MARCH 2010 GOVERNOR’S BALLROOM
A MAGNIFICENT AND POPULAR PROGRAMME OF VIRTUOSIC PIANO MUSIC
BOOKINGS : MS PELE BURKE, 93279434 ADULTS $35 STUDENTS $10 SUPPER INCLUDED
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CAS Swimming Carnival Thursday 11 March Sydney International Aquatic Centre – Homebush 5.30pm The CAS Swimming is on Thursday 11th March. Years 9 & 11 will be attending and is voluntary for all other years. Boys will be transported by Murrays buses to the pool leaving from the John Saunders Pavilion at 4.00pm. On the return journey we will be leaving Homebush at 9.30pm and arriving back at Cranbrook at approximately 10.15pm The information number will be updated with a more accurate time of return on the evening – 9294 5089. Housemasters will be asking for numbers in voluntary years this week.
Expat Friends or Family? Do you have friends, family or colleagues currently living the expat lifestyle but intending to return to Sydney in the next few years?
Winter Holiday Ski Camp On Course Tours SUNDAY 11 JULY – FRIDAY 16 JULY 2010 Cost per student: $1185.00 Includes: • 5 nights accommodation at the Station Resort Jindabyne with 5 breakfasts & 5 dinners • 5 day lift tickets at Perisher Blue Resort • 5 x 2 hour lessons each morning (skiing or snowboarding) • 5 days ski hire (snowboards available – add $50) • wearing a helmet is highly recommended (add $15) • supervised skiing and boarding each afternoon across the entire Perisher Blue Resort Departing 9.30am Sunday 11 July (Victoria Road gates) and returning at approximately 11.00pm Friday 16 July. This camp has been designed by skiers to give students maximum time on the snow. Subject to conditions we aim at skiing 9.00am to 5.00pm each day. With a group size not exceeding 50, we guarantee to deliver the best skiing available. See either Mr Slavin in the PE office or Street House for a booking form. If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us. Mr P Slavin, Ph: 9327 9465, Mr A Slavin, Ph: 9327 9501 or Mrs Debbie Dawe at ON COURSE TOURS – 9986 2400
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Cranbrook School will be making its annual visit to our expat communities in: •
Shanghai April 16/17
Hong Kong April 18-21
Singapore April 22-24
Bangkok April 24/25
London April 26/28
A Meet the Headmaster Reception will be held in Hong Kong and Singapore. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.au.
Chronicle Sport Rowing Cranbrook’s Success at the Independent Schools Rowing Association (ISRA) Regatta What an amazing two days the Cranbrook Rowing Program had in the Nation’s capital over the weekend of 20 and 21 February. The Open Crews won the Bronze medal in the Coxed Four as well as placing 6th in the A Final with an all Year 11 Crew. The 1st VIII of George Marchant (b), Luke Brown (2), Oli Studdy (3), Eliot Porter (4), Tom Hilburn (5), Seb Hardy (6), Max Magney (7), Jacques David (s) and Charlie Middleton (c) won the Bronze Medal in the Eight after Canberra Grammar was disqualified for not weighing in their coxswain. A schoolboy error indeed! The Year 10s won the Gold Medal in the Eight and a Bronze Medal in the Quad Sculls as well as placing 4th in the B Final. Nick Hinds and Will Sacre came 5th in the A Final of the Double Sculls. The Year 9s placed 6th in the A Final, 1st and 5th in the B Final
and 3rd in the D Final of the Quads before coming 2nd and 3rd in the B Final of the Double Sculls. Luka Enstrom Gibb came 2nd in the B Final and Joshua Antico 1st in the C Finals of the Year 9 Single Sculls. Cranbrook then came a very
Charlie Peter announced his presence on the rowing stage by winning a Bronze Medal in the Single Scull before winning the Gold Medal with his mate, Harry McGibbon, in the Double and then teaming up with James Masselos, Tom Gibson and Zach
Cranbrook’s Gold Medal winning Year 8 Quadruple Scull of (left to right); Harry McGibbon, Tom Gibson, Zach Edelstein, Charlie Peter and James Masselos
their first major regatta. Had the regatta been raced in Divisions then the 2nds of Marcello Poli, Liam Patterson, Will Isles, Jordan Turnbull and Oli Storey would have finished 1st, as would the 3rds of Josh Slabber, Ben French, Harry Wales, Aaron Frumar and Mark Elsass and so too the 4ths of Remy Davis, Ben Grossberg, Josh Frumar, Henry Butterworth and Jordan Epstein. The Year 8s did the Cranbrook School proud at ISRA and represent an exciting future for the School’s Rowing Program Mr Carroll, Director of Rowing
close 2nd and 3rd in the B Final of the Double Sculls.
Edelstein to win the Gold Medal in the Quad.
But it was Cranbrook’s Year 8s that ‘brought the crowd to its feet’!
No less impressive were the efforts of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Quads who all showed an amazing degree of proficiency at
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Cricket Cricket v Knox Saturday 27 February, 2010
1st XI: Knox 9-150 (J.Holloway 2-17, J.Boulton 2-17, A.Buckland 1-18, D.Foulis 1-48) beat Cranbrook 105 (J.Boulton 37, P.Lazarus 27, S.McCormick 10) by 45 runs. Comments: We have a must win game this week against Waverley, which is for many of our players our last game of cricket on Hordern, and last game for the 1st XI. Ponting Points: 5. J.Boulton 4. P.Lazarus 3. J.Holloway 2. A.Buckland 1. S.McCormick 2nd XI: Knox 9-135 (A.Mather 4-36, T.Foulis 3-24, J.Marshall 2-16) beat Cranbrook 95 (E.House 22, T.Foulis 16, J.Marshall 14, R.Coy 10) by 40 runs. Comments: We finished on 95 in the 27th over (interestingly Knox was also on 95 in the 27th but had five batsmen left to take them home). Ponting Points: 5. T.Foulis 4. E.House 3. A.Mather 2. J.Marshall 1. R.Coy 10A: Knox 8-170 (J. Atkinson 3-14, W.McMichael 2-36, A.Forth 1-26, M.Dawes 1-4) beat Cranbrook 9-135 (T.Berry 31, J.Atkinson 24, A.Rouse 13, A.Forth 12, S.Tidswell 11) by 35 runs. Comments: Our place on the table now falls on the results of Barker, with the chance to remain on top still existing but compromised by this result. With Waverley this week, the result must be emphatic and uncompromising. Ponting Points: 5. J.Atkinson 4. A.Forth 3. J.Berry 2. A.Rouse 1. M.Dawes 9A: Cranbrook 9-112 (D.Richardson 44*, O.Nelson 22*, R.McCarroll 10) beat Knox 55 ( W.Crammond 5-13, J.Morgan 2-108, J.Remond 2-13, O.Nelson 1-14) by 57 runs. Comments: An outstanding win
against all odds. Ponting Points: 5. D.Richardson 4. W.Crammond 3. O.Nelson 2. J.Remond 1. J.Morgan 3rd XI: Knox 6-204 ( B.Baker 3-41, C.McKinley 2-27, S.Essey 1-23, J.Pringle 1-27) beat Cranbrook 86 (T.Greenaway 41, D.Stang 11, H.Newton 11) by 118 runs. Comments: All those there to watch the game on the weekend were very proud of the effort and the competitive attitude of Cranbrook who was playing a very tough opponent. Ponting Points: 5. T.Greenaway 4. B.Baker 3. D.Stang 2. C.McKinley 1. S.Essey 4th XI: Knox 7-171 (J.Corne 1-14, G.Severin 1-16, S.Marshall 1-18, R.Newell 1-20) beat Cranbrook 81 (S.Mangioni 30, R.Newell 14, G.Wikramanayake 11) by 90 runs. Comments: More solid batting is required to place more pressure on the opposition. Ponting Points: 5. S.Mangioni , 4. R.Newell 3. G.Severin, 2. G.Wikramanayake 1. S.Marshall 10B: Knox 109 (C.Elsass 3-17, O.Gye 2-14, L.Morris 2-16, V.Matta 1-14) beat Cranbrook 9-108 (N. Derriman 52, T.Burgess 23) by 1 run. Comments: Heartbreaking! Ponting Points: 5. N.Derriman 4. C.Elsass 3. O.Gye 2. T.Burgess 1. V.Matta 9B: Cranbrook 77 (M.Evat 20, J.Chang 15, O.Howard 10) lost to Knox 4-78 (B.MacarthurOnslow 1-10, O.Whatmore 1-14, O.Howard 1-15, R.Thompson 1-15) by 6 wickets. Comments: Greater penetration in the bowling department is required. Ponting Points: 5. O.Howard 4. M.Evat 3. J.Chang 2. R.Thompson 1. J.Li 8A: Knox 102 (H.White 3-15) beat Cranbrook 83 (J.Shipway 35, J.Lyras 17) by 19 runs. Comments: A narrow loss.
Ponting Points 5. J.Shipway 4. H.White 3. J.Lyras 2. T.Mahony 1. D.Christodoulou 8B: Knox 6-176 (T. Mills 2-20, L.McCombe 1-12, D.Czeizler 1-40, H.Wales 1-45) lost to Cranbrook 3-179 ( H.Head 70*, B.Cosgrove 57, T.Mills 19*) by 7 wickets. Comments: The boys happily rejoined the winner’s circle this week and deserve credit for the spirit with which they approached this match. Their intensity and positivity never waned and their willingness to work as a unit illustrated exactly the sentiments expressed in Parmie’s pointers for this week. Ponting Points: 5. H.Head. 4. B.Cosgrove 3. T.Mills 2. L.McCombe 1. T.Hodge 8C: Cranbrook 9-29 lost to Knox 4-30 (A. Kelsey 1-1, C.Henderson 1-2, O.Storey 1-7) by 6 wickets. Comments: By building batting partnerships and being more aggressive at the crease Cranbrook can improve against Waverley this week. Ponting Points: 5. M.Williams 4. A.Marjanovic 3. O.Storey 2. A.Kelsey 1. M.McCann 7A: Cranbrook 119 (A.Lesmond 50, A.Simms 12) lost to Knox 4-121 (A.Simms 1-8, M.Muirhead 1-12, J.Rossi 1-13) by 6 wickets. Comments: Knox got home with 3 overs to spare. Ponting Points: 5. A.Lesmond 4. M.Muirhead 3. A.Simms 2. S.Atkinson 1. J.Fagan 7B: Knox 5-125 (L.Anderson 2-9, O.Adler 2-11) beat Cranbrook 116 ( N.Lamens 34, M.Overall 11*) by 9 runs. Comments: In a very close encounter Cranbrook’s 7B team lost narrowly to Knox. Nicholas Lamens, in particular, batted very well. Lachlan Anderson, Oliver Adler and Jamie McIntosh also produced good spells with the ball. Ponting Points: 5. N.Lamens
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4. L.Anderson 3. O.Adler 2. M.Overall 1. J.McIntosh 7C: Cranbrook 51 ( E.Schiller 11, J.Ireland 9) lost to Knox 3-52 ( K.Nunn-Turk 2-7, D.Choi 1-5) by 7 wickets. Comments: Knox batted well only losing three wickets before they passed our score. Kiko Nunn-Turk and Darren Choi bowled well for Cranbrook. Ponting Points: 5. E.Schiller 4. K.Nunn-Turk 3. J.Ireland 2. J.Clifton-Bligh 1.D.Choi 7D: Cranbrook 14 (M.Richardson 8, A.Sprague 2) lost to Knox 0-15 (O.Ritchie 0-1, E.Bruce 0-1) by 10 wickets. Comments: The 7Ds came up against a very strong Knox outfit on Saturday. Ponting Points: 5. M.Richardson 4. A.Sprague 3. L.Pringle 2. E.Bruce 1. O.Ritchie Mr Baker, MiC Cricket
CRANBROOK RUGBY TERM 1 Rugby Orientation Day Sat 13 March COMPULSORY FOR ALL RUGBY PLAYERS (except rowers) AGE GROUP
ORIENTATION LECTURE (CARTER HALL)
INTERNAL TRIALS OR TRAINING (HORDERN)
13s Age Group
9.00am – 9.30am
9.30am – 11.00am (training)
14s Age Group
10.00am – 10.30am
10.30am – 12.00pm (training)
15s Age Group
11.00am – 11.30am
11.45am – 1.00pm (internal trial)
16s Age Group
12.00pm – 12.30pm
1.00pm – 2.15pm (internal trial)
1.00pm – 1.30pm
2.15pm – 4.00pm (internal trial)
Midweek training will commence for all non-rowers on Tuesday, 16 March for senior teams (Opens, 16s, 15s) and Wednesday, 17 March for junior teams (13s, 14s). Internal Trials/Training Sat 20 March COMPULSORY FOR ALL RUGBY PLAYERS* (except rowers) AGE GROUP 13s Age Group
ACTIVITY TIME & VENUE 13s Internal Trial 1 8.30am –10.00am Woollahra 3 13s Internal Trial 2 9.30am –11.00am Woollahra 3 14s Age Group 14s Internal Trial 1 8.30am –10.00am Woollahra 2 14s Internal Trial 2 9.30am –11.00am Woollahra 2 15s Age Group Training 10.00am – 11.30am Hordern 16s Age Group Training 11.30am – 1.00pm Hordern ALL Opening Day BBQ 1.00pm – 3.00pm Hordern (free bbq) v St Andrews 3.00pm Hordern 1st XV Opens players outside 1st XV squad not required March 20 due to exams. • •
There will be further trials which will include rowers at the beginning of Term 2. Boys need to attend all sessions in training uniform which includes blue Cranbrook training jersey, blue shorts, navy blue socks, boots and mouthguard.
Mouthguards With the winter sports beginning very soon, now is the ideal time to for boys to
purchase correctly fitting mouthguards.
Signature mouthguards are widely regarded as the safest and most advanced guards available. Boys will be able to have impressions taken by Signature Mouthguards on:
sports beginning very soon, now is theFriday ideal time to for boys Thursday 11 and 12 March 2010 ectly fitting mouthguards. Signature mouthguards areHall. during lunchtime in Carter as the safest and most advanced guards available. Boys will The cost the guards are: mpressions taken byofSignature Mouthguards on:
Winter Sport Boot Fitting Icon Youth Sport is the leading provider of sports footwear direct to the schools and clubs via its on-site fitting service. Icon’s podiatric-based approach to product selection and fitting enables them to provide appropriate footwear to match an individual’s foot and body type, not just a shoe that fits. With a select range of leading brand product (including Le Coq Sportif, Asics, Nomis, XBlades, Mizuno, New Balance, Reebok and Under Armour) at specially discounted prices for students, we would encourage parents to use this cost effective and convenient service.
Thursday 11 & Friday 12 March 2010 During lunchtime
SportMG – $149, recommended up to 14 years
Thursday 11 and–Friday 12 March for 2010 Senior $270, recommended over 14 years duringThis lunchtime in Carter Hall. is well below the recommended price. A fully itemised
receipt will be issued Thedental cost of the guards are: which will ensure maximum health fund recommended rebate. ortMG – $149, up to 14 years nior – $270,Arecommended over years completed consentfor form and14 cheque are essential before impressions are taken. To get a consent form, please see Senior
w the recommended price. A fully itemised dental receipt Reception or Mr Vanderfield. hich will ensure maximum health fund rebate.
The James Saunders Pavilion Please note, in order to purchase shoes the payment form will need to be completed and brought on the day that fittings take place. These forms are available from Mr Vanderfield, Senior School Reception or you can download them from the portal (use your son’s login) at: https://portal.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au/seniorstudent/cocurricular/ sport/rugby
Or download from (use your son’s login and password): https://
portal.cranbrook.nsw.edu.au/seniorstudent/co-curricular/sport/ nsent form and cheque are essential before impressions are onsent form,rugby please see Senior Reception or Mr
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m (use your son’s login and password): nbrook.nsw.edu.au/seniorstudent/co-curricular/sport/rugby
Cranbrook Tennis Wet Weather training cancellations Students must check with the coach and/or the notice board before assuming that training has been cancelled on any given morning or afternoon. A notice will be posted on the Tennis Notice Board for any AFTER SCHOOL practice cancellation. If practice is not possible, boys should proceed to the Cranbrook Strength and Conditioning Centre, where they will undertake a fitness circuit, 4.00pm –5.00pm. Wet weather procedures for all morning training sessions at Lyne Park If the rain is heavy, boys are to proceed to Cranbrook’s Weights Centre. If in doubt, boys should go to the courts first. If practice is not possible there will be no staff member present and boys should then proceed to the Strength and Conditioning Centre, where they will undertake a fitness circuit, 7.00am – 8.00am.
Training Venues and Staff supervision Team/Staff supervisor 2010 7s: Nicole Arendt 8s: Chris Knight 9s: DR 10s: RPN Opens 1, 2: RPN Nicole Arendt Opens 3, 4: DR
Time Fri 4.00pm – 5.30pm Thur 7.00am – 8.00am Wed/Fri 4.00pm – 5.30pm Tues/Fri 7.00am – 8.00am Tues/Thur 4.00pm – 5.30pm Tues/Thur 4.00pm – 5.30pm Wed 7.00am – 8.00am Tues/Fri 7.00am – 8.00am
Cooper Park Lyne Park Cooper Park Lyne Park Cooper Park Cooper Park Lyne Park Lyne Park
Saturday Match Staff supervision 1s/2s and 3’s/4s
Year 7AB (2010) and 9AB
Year 8AB and 10AB
Football Trials Begin in Week 7 and will carry through until Week 8
Inter-schools Snowsports Dates for 2010 It may seem early in the year to be thinking of snow but it’s time to book your accommodation for the following dates.
Dangar Oval, Elanora St into Manion Av, Rose Bay Senior trials – Yrs 10, 11, and 12
11 Jul 12 Jul 13 Jul 14 – 17 Jul 26 – 29 Aug 8 – 12 Sept
Tuesday and Thursday, 10 and 12 March Then again in Week 8, 17 and 19 March. Junior trials – Yrs 7, 8, and 9 Wednesday and Friday, 11 and 13 March Then again in Week 8, 18 and 20 March Trials will commence at 3.45pm on all days and should finish at 5.00pm, just like a normal sport day. Boys should make their way to Dangar as promptly as possible.
Perisher Perisher Thredbo Perisher Thredbo Perisher
Cross Country Championships Scots Championships Redlands Championships Sydney Championships NSW State Championships Australian Championships
Attention All Cross Country Runners Compulsory cross country trials will be held for selection of teams on Thursday, 18 March. There will be 3 runs: • Junior - 4 km • Intermediate - 5 km • Senior - 6.5 km The time trials will take place from North Bondi Surf Lifesavers’ Club and Mr Slavin will drive the bus there. Boys wanting a lift need to meet him on the driveway outside Perkins at 3.30pm. As there could well be more boys than the bus holds, it would be helpful if a few parents could bring some of the boys to Bondi. Roll call will be taken at Bondi. Boys intending to try for selection need to ensure that they are fit enough to run the required distance without walking or stopping. So start training! ZR Goldstein, MiC Cross Country T Simic & P Slavin, Coaches Harry Banks
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Sailing A top result for Cranbrook and a battle royal for the places In the final chapter of a dream run for Cranbrook sailors, everyone stood up to the pressure of the third and final round of the Tri-series Regatta last weekend but with a surprise twist to the results. The race conditions on Saturday replicated those of the previous week, with a light start building into a decent sea breeze. With the point score tight for the first three places, anything could happen. Furthermore there was the added pressure for six skippers in that last Saturday’s three races would also determine the winner of the inaugural Waitsman-Banks Challenge, a
new internal competition fought out between skippers from Hone and Wakehurst Houses. At the start of the first race nerves were clearly affecting all competitors: they were so keen to jump the start line that a general recall was sounded. The second start was more successful and Ash Rooklyn and Peter Richardson led around the top mark. However, using excellent boat handling skills, Nick Howe and Joe Garcia managed to slowly but surely gain on and pass the leader to take out first place, followed closely by Felix Grech and Andrew Dixon who managed to pip Ash and Peter right on the line. The second race proved to be more successful for Ash and Peter, who used intelligent tactics to lead from start to finish. Nick Howe and Joe
Garcia finished in second place, and this put them into a twopoint overall lead with one race remaining. If Ash and Peter were to snatch the individual 2010 Tri-series title they would have to beat Nick and Joe by several places in the final race. Felix and Andrew had slipped out of contention after being forced over the start line and had to restart – they never really recovered and finished sixth. Sure enough the final race was a fitting finale to an impressive series. After being over the line at the start Ash and Peter fought back and by leg four were in the lead, two places ahead of Nick and Joe. However, favouring the longer course, Nick came from behind to round the last mark in first place and set up a true battle to the finish. With only one second in it, Nick Howe and
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Joe Garcia capped the regatta off with a win. The overall point score was as follows: Nick Howe and Joe Garcia 1st, Ash Rooklyn and Peter Richardson 2nd, Felix Grech and Andrew Dixon 3rd followed by a tie between Roy Harrison and Lucca Moretti, and Elliot Scali and Steven Christodoulou. Congratulations must be given to Nick for a marvellous win and Roy Harrison’s constant improvement over the series must also be commended. The winner of the 2010 Waitsman-Banks Challenge was Hone House. All the Cranbrook sailors must be praised for their outstanding results and I wish the best for them in the future years. Elliot Scali, Captain of Sailing
Tennis After a week of quality training the 1st and 2nd teams travelled to Knox to play against one of the top CAS teams. Both teams were in fine form entering the match and were quietly confident of victory. The 1sts started their doubles a little shakily with Tom Poole and John Breen losing in a one-sided 2–6 first set. Playing more aggressively in the second they managed to dominate their opponents in a one-sided 6–3 win. Matt Whitaker and James Cornish played fantastic doubles showing great skill and cohesion while they demoralised their opponents with brilliant volleys and ground strokes, winning comfortably 6–1 6–3. After a solid doubles start the 1sts were confident of an easy win and entered into the singles with a full head of steam. Tom Poole started off well by breaking his opponent early and managing to hold his lead with solid ground strokes to edge out victory 6–4. John Breen played one of the better Number 2 players and came up short against his opponent’s heavy hitting. Despite John’s solid serving and skilled cross court forehand he was unable win, losing 2–6. Matt showed tremendous sportsmanship while facing an old rival whom he has played against in many close matches and this would again be close. Both players were equally matched but at 5–5 Matt stumbled and narrowly lost the last two games, going down 5–7. James Cornish’s dynamic forehand was on full display during his match but was negated by his inconsistent backhand. Playing against a hard hitting player James went down 2–6. The 1sts narrowly went down 4 sets to 4 and 35 games to 36. The 2nds have been performing consistently this season and once again showed they were a cut above their competition. In the doubles Tom Whitaker and Macauley Roseman quickly dispatched their opponents using their big ground strokes and solid doubles play in a dominating performance winning 6–1 6–0. Max
Smouha-Ho and Alex Selig started off well, using their superior ground strokes to overpower their opponents, winning the first 6–2. In the second their form slipped slightly and their opponents took full advantage, taking the set 3–6. In the singles Tom Whitaker showed off his improved backhand in a number of terrific passing shots. He looked to have the match in control but at 6–6 (6–6 in the tie-break) double faulted to give his opponent the win. This was an entertaining, high quality match; Tom lost 6–7 (6–8). Macauley Roseman wasted no time dispatching his opponent showing off his classy net play while cruising to a 6–0 victory. Max Smouha-Ho played solidly and was controlling the match with his devastating serve and forehand. Max easily won 6–2. Alex Selig who has proved more than capable of 2nds’ quality showed once again why he continually gets chosen to move up teams. Alex showed great skill and composure to win in a 6–3 victory. The 2nds won 6 stets to 2 and 45 games to 21. This match shows how every game counts and I am sure that every game on this final weekend against Waverley will be given the same respect by both teams. Good luck this weekend to all teams. Tom Poole, Captain of Tennis
Coaches’ Comments 7As and Bs
This was a brilliant performance by all team members with strong competition from the Knox teams. The A team was just defeated on the day. Ben Cassen and Anthony Shumsky had a convincing win in their doubles, 6–4, and Anthony went on to comfortably win his singles match 6–2. Brett Treisman and Max Winton won their doubles 6–4. Unfortunately, despite some skilled playing, Ben, Brett and Max were defeated in their singles. The Bs had their spectators hanging on with bated breath as Alex Conrad took his singles match to a tie breaker, just being defeated 6–7. Mason Barton, Jack Mowbray and Henry Clark won their singles 6–1, 6–4 and 6–3 respectively.
3rds and 4ths
In the doubles the boys were unfortunately defeated.
8As and Bs
The 8As continue to shine and once again put in a strong performance winning all 6 sets against Knox. All boys dominated their singles especially Number 1, Max Busch, with no boy losing more than three games in a set of either singles or doubles. Eddie Najm continues his unbeaten run in 2010 in singles and doubles, Max is still unbeaten in singles as is Giles in doubles. The Bs were beaten but game score was close with Ian Chen having a good win 7–5 and Jason Qiu coming back from 3–0 down to almost snatch a win.
9As and Bs
Knox performed strongly in the As with a convincing 5–1 victory. Matt Fitzsimons had a hard fought victory in his singles winning 6–3. There were a couple of close games with Nick Fitzsimons going down 6–7 in his singles and Will Lewis being defeated 4–6. Luke Ditchfield played extremely well but his singles opponent was just too strong. The Bs had a more successful morning with a strong doubles win from Conrad Sayer and Lewin Cary (7–6). Lewin went on to win his singles 6–2 as did Alex Capelli 7–6. Conrad Sayer and Sam Adler unfortunately were unable to defeat their strong opposition.
10As and Bs
Both sides went down but a great win by Ed Selig in singles, 6–4. Malcolm Agapitos played strongly but went down 7–5. In the Bs Tom Lyall and Tim Milford narrowly lost their doubles in an epic affair.
Due to an unfortunate accident in the warm up, one of the Knox players was forced to retire and the 3rds were gifted two sets. Nevertheless Knox fought hard to win three of the remaining sets and with the final set being stopped prematurely at 5–4 to Cranbrook, the match was drawn on sets but won on games. Although a slightly hollow victory, it should be noted that Matt Stern won his singles 6–1 against the Knox Number 3, but it did not count as the game was already gifted to Cranbrook 6–0. Well done to Sam Farrell for being up in the last set when the time was up. The 4ths played measured and confident tennis but were without a full team due to sickness. Fortunately Nathan Grivas, a member of the winter team, saved the day by playing for us after his basketball match. Although the first pair of Nathan and Jack Brosnan just lost their doubles on a tiebreaker, we managed to sneak a victory with a 3–3 score in sets but a 30–23 game aggregate. Particular congratulations should go to Theo Naoum for his 6–0 victory in the singles and to Theo and Jack McDonough for their victory in both singles and doubles. Winter Tennis Trials – Weeks 7 and 8 YEARS 10, 11, 12 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4.00pm – 5.30pm @ Cooper Park YEARS 7, 8 9 Wednesdays and Fridays, 4.00pm – 5.30pm @ Cooper Park
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Basketball Round 9 vs Knox Last Saturday Cranbrook Basketball matched up against Knox in the ninth round of the 2009/10 CAS season. Cranbrook finished with 8 wins, 28 losses. The 1sts and 2nds were beaten by last Friday night. The 2nds played well and with a touch of luck could have sneaked a win. The Opens did have some great results with the 4ths, 6ths, 7ths and 8ths all winning against Knox. The 9ths and 10ths played against Barker. The 9ths were able to win while the 10ths played inspired basketball but were unable to steal victory. The 10As had another big win and have made it three wins in a row this term (see TOTW). The Year 8s and 9s found it difficult to win but gave it everything they had. The 7Ds and 7Hs won and all the Year 7 teams gained valuable experience playing against Knox. The next and last game for the CAS season is against local rivals Waverley. Gook luck to all teams! Teams of the Week – 10A
1sts lose Captain, gain pride
The Cranbrook 1sts lost to Knox last Friday night at Knox. It was always going to be difficult to win at Knox but it was made harder when Captain Adam Congiusta received a broken nose early in the game. Adam was fouled hard by a Knox defender 3 minutes and 17 seconds into the game. Cranbrook’s season leading scorer and the player who dropped 41 points last time the two teams met, took no further part in the game and was taken to hospital. Knox got on top of Cranbrook and stretched the lead out to over 20 points. But as the Cranbrook 1sts have done throughout the season they didn’t lie down and late in the game there was a small window of opportunity opened by Cranbrook’s constant pressure at both ends of the floor. Knox was able to close it and the Brookie Ballers lost by 12 points. James Spence got hot late in the game finishing with 17 points. But again it Results: Round 9 Saturday 27 Febraury 2010 Cranbrook vs Knox; 8 Wins, 28 Losses was a total team performance with contributions Team Result For Against from all players in many different areas.
Cranbrook 1sts defeated by Knox: 70–82 Scorers: J.Spence 17; W.Langford, D.Roos 13; Courtney 11; L.Dixon 9 Rebounds: W.Langford 13; Courtney, J.Spence 6; Hunt, Jarrett, D.Roos 5 Assists: D.Roos and J.Spence 3; Youssef 2 Blocks: Hunt 6; Courtney, W.Langford, Youssef 1 Steals: J.Spence 3; Hunt, Ingham, D.Roos 2 Next Game: Saturday 6 March 1sts vs Waverley at Cranbrook 11.15am 2nds vs Wavelery at Cranbrook 10.00am
Team of the Week – 10A The game against Knox last Saturday was one of our most exciting games of the season. Many doubted that we would ever come close to winning after losing against Knox in Term 4 last year. Nick Taylor had arrived back from injury and had a great game. Stephen Liu and Peter Hajjar proved to be dominating forwards. Tom Grein was nailing his jump-shots while Tom Fay and Jonathan Bobrov put in tremendous efforts defensively. One of the standouts for us was Hugo Goode who scored a three to cut the Knox lead to 2 points late in the fourth quarter. The driving force of the 10As was the defensive pressure. This ultimately denied Knox from scoring and resulted in more possession for Cranbrook, and led to more baskets and a close 2-point win. Jarrod Webb, 10As starting shooting guard
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 10A 10B 10C 10D 10E 10F 9A 9B 9C 9D 9E 9F 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F 7A 7B 7C 7D 7E 7F 7G 7H
L L L W L W W W W L W L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L W L L L W
70 31 34 46 26 43 48 61 45 32 40 28 22 16 8 10 38 12 22 10 26 5 31 22 21 18 4 2 28 18 23 26 7 6 4 22
82 35 39 35 37 40 18 8 8 40 38 34 28 47 33 15 42 59 48 35 36 36 42 38 51 38 32 116 58 25 38 14 27 38 39 12
Comments Spence 17; Langford, D.Roos 13; Courtney 11; Dixon 9 T Sin 8; Kondilios 5; Chambers, Heiligers, Taylor 4 Scorers not available Scorers not available Rendall 8; Carr 6; Brown, Yau 3 de Lorenzo 14; Voulgarakis 9; F Hindi, Solomon 7 Frino 23; Dragicevic 8; Donazzan 6 Frino 23; Dragicevic 8; Donazzan 6 vs. Barker. Scorers not available vs. Barker. W.Lou 10 Webb 13; Liu 12; Hajjar 6 Walker Smith 10; Marsh 8; Pether 5 Thompson 7; Shen 6; Phipps 3 Tseng 6; Lin, Tsagaris 4 Hardcourt-Ham¬4, Dan Cuthbert, T.Sheehan 2 Finnety, Pollack 4 J.Peters 10; Hudson, Peterson, Schattner 6 6 players with 2 Messina 10; Kouper, Hon 4 Pelosi 3; Pearce, Heller 2 Robinson 8; McLachlan, Durrell, Loveder, Yu 4 Ung 3; Crebert 2 Jensen 9; H.Sunmerhayes 7; L.Langford 6 B.McGrath 10; Makas 6 Scorers not available Ewart 7; Clayton 6; McLachlan, Magney 2 Morgan, Versace 2 White 2 Scorers not available Notaras 8; Mayer 5; Hajjar 3 M.Mahoney 8; McGregor 4; Hugh 3 T.Ho 6; Nolan, Szewcyh 5 O.Crowe 6; Elias 2 Atkins 6; Eadie 2 Martin, Rees 2. Koeppenkastrop 10; l.Bi 6
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6.3.2010 CAS Round 10 v Waverley College
1ST XI 2ND XI 3RD XI 4TH XI 10A 10B 9A 9B 8A 8B 8C 7A 7B 7C 7D
Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley
Hordern Queens Pk 1 Woollahra Queens Pk 23 Queens Pk 1 Dangar 1 Dangar 1 Queens Pk 23 Queens Pk 2 Dangar 3 Dangar 3 Queens Pk 2 Queens Pk 21 Woollahra Steyne Pk
TIME 10.00am 1.30pm 9.00am 9.00am 9.00am 1.30pm 9.00am 1.30pm 9.00am 1.30pm 9.00am 1.30pm 9.00am 1.30pm 1.30pm
1st / 2nds 3rd / 4th 10A / B 9A / B 8A/B 7 A/B
Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley
Latham Park Latham Park Kingsford Latham Park Kingsford Latham Park
TEAM 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 10A 10B 10C 10D 10E 10F 9A
TIME 8.00am 10.30am 8.30am 12.30pm 10.30am 2.30pm
VENUE Cranbrook Gym Cranbrook Gym Cranbrook Gym Cranbrook Gym Waverley O/S Ct 1 Waverley O/S Ct 1 Waverley O/S Ct 2 Waverley O/S Ct 2 Waverley O/S Ct 1 Waverley O/S Ct 1 Waverley Gym Waverley Gym Waverley Gym 2 Waverley Gym 2 Waverley Gym 2 Waverley Gym 2 Waverley Gym 1
Waverley Waverley Gym 1
9C 9D 9E 9F 8A 8B 8C 8D 8E 8F 7A
Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley
Waverley Gym 1 Waverley Gym 1 Waverley O/S Ct 2 Waverley O/S Ct 2 Cranbrook Gym Cranbrook Gym Waverley O/S Ct 2 Waverley O/S Ct 2 Furber Furber Cranbrook Gym
7B 7C 7D 7E 7F
Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley
Cranbrook Gym Furber Furber Furber Furber
Meet at the James Saunders at 9.00am
OPP Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley Waverley
TIME 11.15am 10.00am 9.00am 8.00am 12.00n 11.00am 12.00n 11.00am 2.00pm 1.00pm 1.00pm 12.00n 11.00am 10.00am 9.00am 8.00am 11.00am 10.00am 9.00am 8.00am 2.00pm 1.00pm 2.00pm 1.00pm 10.00am 9.00am 4.00pm 3.00pm 4.00pm 3.00pm 12.00n 11.00am 2.00pm 1.00pm
Waverley Invitational at Des Renford Pool Maroubra Friday Night warmups from 6.30pm AWAY GROUNDS Queens Park, Darley Rd, Queens Park Kingsford -Court Ave , Kingsford Waverley College; Birrell St. Waverley; Steyne Park - William St Double Bay
Wet Weather - Ph. 9294 5089
First message for morning games at 7am. Second message for afternoon games at 11am
Dangar and Woollahra Ovals Parking: Due to construction, parking around Dangar and the Woollahra Ovals is extremely limited. There is no longer the previous temporary off-street parking at the Cranbrook Dangar fields. Solutions to Dangar precinct congestion are: Parking on Kent Road and access via Dickins House Parking at Easts RUFC and access via Woollahra fields Parking on the other side of Woollahra Golf Course Parking at Lynne Pk across New South Head Rd has a 2-hr limit. Parking at the Colleagues Club off Manion Ave is also congested: we do not recommend seeking parking there.
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By Angus Buckland and Rupert Coy
The English Premier League The English have exported many fine things to Australia: democracy, Dorothea Mackellar
and football. hile football is still developing as a major sport, support for the English Premier League (EPL) has been extremely strong at Cranbrook for many years. Long/Short has found a few reasons why this is the case. Australian football has rapidly improved over the last decade. We have reached our third World Cup and, for the first time, are in two World Cups in a row. Australia is now the top-ranked team in ‘Asia’ and was the only team from that region to go past the group stage last time. Better results mean, of course, higher support and there has been an immense increase in participation. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, between 2000 and 2003 the number of school-age children playing rugby league fell 19%, while those playing football increased 18%. A phenomenal statistic! As the EPL is by far the largest English-speaking football competition in the world and probably the biggest regardless of the language, it is very accessible in Australia and so a lot of attention on the game is focused on the
League. Furthermore, there is now a large number of Socceroos playing in England, including Tim Cahill, Mark Viduka, Harry Kewell, Lucas Neill and Mark Schwarzer. Beyond the Australian influence is the tremendous list of superstars in the EPL and the unbelievable amount of money thrown around. Many of the biggest names in football and some of the highest paid sportsmen in the world compete in England, including Didier Drogba, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Tevez, who was transferred to Manchester City last year for an astounding £47M (A$81,000,000)! The Didier Drogba
elaborate displays, high-stakes and long list of celebrities draws amazing popularity and media coverage, as do some of the spectacular goals that Long/Short, like everybody else, has viewed repeatedly on Youtube. It seems now that a huge percentage of Cranbrookians have a team, mainly one of the ‘big four’ of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United. Furthermore, the consistently close contests between those teams and outsiders like Everton and Tottenham make for a thrilling finale. The final rounds will be great to watch, with Long/Short tipping Chelsea to hold on to their slender lead. There will certainly be plenty of bleary-eyed Cranbrookians in the following weeks! On a different note, Long/Short would also like to congratulate Afghanistan (yes, Afghanistan!) on reaching the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup. It’s definitely going to be an interesting tournament!
Quote of the Week ‘Football’s not a matter of life or death, it’s far more important than that.’ Bill Shankly, former Liverpool Manager
School Contact Numbers
Daily absentees: contact Housemaster Uniform Shop: 9327 9457 Tuckshop: 9327 9471
Pool Managers: Gai Campbell and Angelo Basalo
may be contacted between 2pm and 6pm during term time only on 9327 9504.
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Published on May 4, 2010