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Schools Teams Championships 19 August 2017

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Well done boys at the School Teams Championships held on 19 August at NSW Fencing Centre:

Gold medals were won by

Senior Sabre Team

James Siu (11M), Kinzey Rahardja (11E), Jonah Beer (10F), Arshad Mohamed (10F))

U15 Sabre Team A (Adrian Leong (9F), Ethan Kwan (9M), Van-Andrew Nguyen (9F), Henry Guo (8E))

U15 Epee A team (Matthew Pellen (9R), Kevin Fernando (8T), Lachlan Ho (9T))

Silver medals were won by:

U15 Sabre Team B (Toby Wu (9R), Theodore Qian (9R), Nicholas Yuen (9T), Thomas Nguyen (8T))

End of Season Fencing Dinner – 21/09/17

Hi all,

As we wrap up another successful year of fencing, the time has come to organise the end of season Fencing Dinner.

Please join us for a night of fun, food and awards as we celebrate our achievements and recognition of the hard work that parents, coaches, staff and our students have contributed to Fencing at High this year.

We hope to see you there!

Sydney Boys HS [Fencing Dinner] 2017 JPG

P.S. Thanks to Bonne and his talented friend, Soraya, for designing the awesome poster!

-D. Huynh

St Andrews Fencing Exchange on Saturday 16/09/17

Hi all,

St Andrews is hosting an inter-school Epee fencing competition on Saturday, September 16th.

We have been cordially invited to this event and I look forward to building stronger relationships with other school fencing programs.

St Aloysius and Abbotsleigh are also invited to this friendly Epee comp.

Details of SBHS students involved and start time can be found on the Results page.

I have attached the Information Letter shared by St Andrews’ MIC Fencing below:

Interschool Fencing Competition 2017

SBHS Students who are interested in attending, please see me by Monday 11/09/17 at the latest.

I will update the website and students with info on location and how to get there on Monday at the student Fencing meeting during lunch.

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.


-D. Huynh

Year 7 (and any other new fencers) Fencing Equipment returns: Wednesday 16/08/17 at Cricket nets at the start of Lunch 1.

To year 7 and any other new fencers,

Please make sure the equipment you have borrowed for the season has been cleaned and washed, ready to be returned to the Fencing store room at the start of Lunch 1 this Wednesday 16/08/17.

I would also like to ask if there are any minor repairs that can be made to the velcro straps on the masks, please do so by stitching on a new piece of velcro to replace any worn out straps.

I will sign off on your borrowing form upon inspection and collection of the equipment.

Thank you very much for your cooperation and attention with this task.

-D. Huynh

Update notice for Senior Fencers (year 10, 11 & 12)

I have recently been notified by MIC Sport of the following:

Senior students (year 10, 11, 12) continue to attend their Winter Sport for the next two weeks.

Seniors will need to attend Wednesday’s training (1pm to 3pm) as per usual for the next two weeks, ending on 23/08/17. I will be cancelling all after school training sessions.

Junior students (year 7, 8, 9) move off to attend Athletics training/Summer Sport arrangements as of this week.

My apologies for any inconveniences caused as the school is trialling a new format for the transition from Winter Sport to Athletics Season leading to the Summer Sport Season.

-D. Huynh


End of season survey

Hi all,

As we are wrapping up the end of another Fencing season, we ask that you please take some time to provide us with some valuable feedback so that we’re able to improve the program for next season.

The survey will only take a few minutes and the Google Form link can be found here:
SBHS Fencing 2017 – End of season survey

You are required to sign into your Google account to ensure one entry per person, but the survey is completed anonymously as your email address is not collected.

Thank you very much for your time and assistance!

-D. Huynh


Start time mix up for U13 Boys Foil Teams on 05/08/17

Hi all,

I want to unreservedly apologise for the incorrect start time for the U13 Boys Foil Team School Championships communicated to our students on our website.

I had made the mistake when updating the SBHS Fencing calendar upon learning of the latest changes to the dates and start times made by NSWFA. In my haste, I incorrectly transferred the wrong start time for the U13 Boys Foil Team event and the error went unnoticed, leading to the mix-up and confusion on Saturday.

I was not able to attend the competition on Saturday but I know it must have been a frustrating experience to have to wait hours to start your competition. I will endeavour to be more vigilant with ensuring start times are accurately communicated so that this incident will not happen again.

My sincere apologies for the inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding with this matter.

-D. Huynh


Fencing Supporters Meeting – Thursday 10/08/17

Hi all,

We will be holding the Fencing Supporters Meeting on Thursday 10/08/17 at 6:00pm in the Staff Common Room.

This is a great opportunity to reflect on another successful season and to start planning the End of Season Fencing Dinner.

I invite all interested parents and supporters to attend.

The Meeting Agenda can be found here.

Fencing Committee members are able to edit the Google Doc and add anything they wish to discuss at the meeting.

Please let me know if there are any issues or questions.


D. Huynh


Saturday 05/08/17 – U13 Foil Team School Champs and U15 Foil Team Premiership

Hi all,

This weekend we have two events running:

  • U13 Foil Team School Championship
  • U15 Foil Team Premiership

Fixtures are posted on the Results page.

Unfortunately, I will not be present as I’m on personal leave this weekend. Ms Lynnea Stuwart will be supervising and Coach Feng will also be assisting our boys on the day. I wish them all the best of luck in their bouts.

– D. Huynh

Winter Sport Photos on Wednesday 02/08/17: All Fencers – be at the basketball courts at 11:10am

Hi all,

We were accidentally left off the Winter Sport photos timetable but have been slotted in at 11:10am tomorrow. All fencers please be at the basketball courts with full school uniform and blazers if you have one.

Apologies for the late notice and thanks for your cooperation.

-D. Huynh