Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • HBHS Supports Women's Issues

    Homebush Boys High School has long maintained a tradition of involving itself in various foundations and charities dedicated to supporting women, most recently Pink Ribbon Day and White Ribbon Day. Here at Homebush Boys we recognise the struggles of women throughout the world, and wish to pledge our support to those causes that endeavour to assist women, in order to honour the contribution females have made to our lives and the greater globe.

    Pink Ribbon Day aims to raise donations for ongoing research into women’s breast cancer. Such an issue is recognised as significant and confronting by many at Homebush Boys, and some of us have felt the impact of this issue in the loss of a significant female in our lives. 

  • White Ribbon Day

    The following is the speech read by Ibrahim Taha during our school assembly on White Ribbon Day 2016.

    White Ribbon Day is greater than just pinning on a nice white ribbon or enjoying a sausage sizzle. The message of White Ribbon Day must be taken to every heart and put into practice in our everyday life.

    The message of White Ribbon Day goes out to all the men, women and children caught up in the horrors of violence, that WE stand together and make a personal and school community commitment to oppose all forms of violence, and to use our voice of compassion, empathy and justice to break the silence of so many.

    Violence against women occurs anywhere. It destroys the wellbeing, dignity and self-worth of our women, our mothers, sisters, and our colleagues.

  • Bush Bulletin Term 3 - 2016

    Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin. 


    For all previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right-hand side of this page. 

  • Breakfast Club 2016

    At 7:30 every Thursday morning, twenty dedicated volunteers run the breakfast club in 66. They passionately prepare restaurant-rating food such as hashbrowns, toasted bread, a variety of cheese and tomato bread, and a wide, healthy assortment of fresh fruit for the students and teachers at our school.

  • Mathletics!

    Mathletics, Parents at HBHS have paid for their sons to participate. Teachers have assigned it as homework. But can every student access the internet at home? Some can’t. The ILC (computer room near the Library) is open every Friday at 8:10 for students who need to complete their Mathletics assignment or need some help doing their other Maths homework.

    There are limited computers, so first come, first on a computer!

    For more information please contact Ms. Edwards.

  • Engaging Adolescents

    Engaging Adolescents: One-Day Intensive Parenting Workshop

    Audience: Suitable for parents of upper primary and high schoolers
    Date: Saturday October 22nd, 2016 from 9am to 4pm
    Venue: The Kings School, Parramatta - plenty of parking on site
    Cost: $109 (or 2 ppl for $189) - includes morning tea & lunch
    Bookings: www.parentshop.com.au/kings

    How do parents build trust, foster safe independence and maintain open communication with young people in a hyper-connected, media-saturated world?

  • Teens and screens: How much is too much?

    Is your child constantly using screens? Is it always a battle to try and get them off? Do you have difficulty trying to figure out what the right balance is? Come along to this interactive and highly engaging presentation and find out all you need to know about what a healthy digital diet looks like!

    When: Wednesday 7 September 2016, 6:30pm-8pm

    Health Psychology Unit, UTS
    Ground Floor, 174 Pacific Highway St Leonards

    Tickets: $15 - Hurry! Numbers are limited!!

    Book now at https://www.trybooking.com/MPJL OR https://www.trybooking.com/221297

  • Interact Club

    The Interact Club in collaboration with Strathfield Rotary Club, will be holding a Sausage Sizzle at lunchtime on Friday, 19 August.

    Venue: Arches

    Items on sale:

    • Halal certified beef sausages
    • Chicken sausages
    • Vegetarian sausages or patties


    • $3 per filled roll
    • $5 Combo (filled roll + soft drink)

    All on a freshly baked soft white roll
    With or without fried onions
    Your choice of BBQ or tomato sauce

    Proceeds in aid of the Exodus Foundation.

    Please "Read More" for pictures from previous BBQs.

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 2 2016

    Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin


    For previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, Click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right hand side of this page. 


  • Pop - Up Shop

    Homebush Boys High School P & C presents

    Pop - up shop - Preloved School Uniform Sale

    When: Thursday 21st July, from 4pm (during Parent/Teacher Interviews - Year 9 & 10)

    Where: Staff Common Room

    Cost: from $2.00 - $15.00, New Beanies - $5, Scarves - $10, Beanie & Scarf - $12

    For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Reminder to School Opal Users

    One of the more significant changes created by the recent introduction of the School Opal card is the need for students to tap on and off when traveling to and from school.

    Opal data gathered by tapping on and off is used to determine demand for bus services. If students don’t tap on and tap off, services may be cancelled due the lack of recorded patronage.

    Students are reminded that tapping on and off at the beginning and end of each trip is one of the conditions of using a School Opal card.

    Your assistance helps us ensure we are able to provide the appropriate level of service to students.

  • CAPA Art Exhibition & Music Recital

    This year’s CAPA Night will be held on Thursday evening, 23 June in the School Hall. Art works by students in Years 7-11 may be viewed from 5.30 pm. The Concert will commence at 6.30 pm precisely. Supper will follow at approximately 7.45 pm. 
    Admission is FREE.
    There will be a raffle drawn at the end of the concert in support of the Exodus Foundation and also a Lucky Door prize.
    Come join us for what is sure to be a memorable evening. Families, staff, local residents and students most welcome.
    Ian Albertson
    Event Co-Ordinator
  • Headspace

    Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds.

    The service is designed to make it easy as possible for a young person and their family to get the help they need for problems affecting their wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services.
    The services can be accessed through headspace centres, online counselling service eheadspace and postvention suicide support program headspace School Support.

    For more information please visit Headspace

  • Multicultural Day - 3rd June

    Our Multicultural Day is fast approaching. It’s on Friday 3rd June.
    This is a special day at Homebush Boys school where our staff and students get an opportunity to showcase who we are. We believe that it is our cultural differences that make us strong, as there is a collective strength in the differences between us and there is comfort where it overlaps, because we are all aware that we are all the same beneath our skin.

    All parents and families of students are cordially invited to our school on Friday 3rd June to come and soak in the festive atmosphere.
    Please support our students’ skills and passion to display multiculturalism.
    The day starts with a special assembly at 8.50 am. This is followed by performances in the hall and we also have a multicultural mini food fair during lunch time on the Western grass.
    Parents are invited to watch the performances and contribute their services to help us celebrate this special day.

     There are opportunities:

    • to help with making and serving of cultural food
    • to help with decorations
    • to help with cultural entertainment /performances

    Any queries: Please call the school on 97643611



  • 2015 Annual Report

    Please click on the image to view the "2015 Annual Report"

    For previous editions of the Annual Report, click on the link below or click on "Annual Reports" link under the "School" menu at the top of this page. 


  • International Women's Day

    On the 18th March 2016, Homebush celebrated International Women’s Day. Speeches given by Mrs Ball and Ms Fattouh were followed by powerful pledges from the boys of Homebush. The boys vowed to #pledgeforparity by recognising the need for equal opportunities for all.

    Below is the speech given by Mrs Ball to the whole school:

  • Order Student’s Photos Online

    School Photography Day: 24/05/2016

    Online Order Website: http://advancedlife.com.au/

    Online Order Code: CG2 4HJ QQC

    School photography day is coming up very soon. Group and portrait photographs can be purchased by following the link above or by using the envelope.

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 1 2016

    Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin.

    For previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, Click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right hand side of this page. 

  • Mother's Day Stall 2016

    Get your money ready and find out your Mum’sfavouritecolours! TheHBHS Mother’s Day Stall will be held in Week 2!

    The P&C section of the stall always has a range of interesting items to suit every mum and every budget.

    Mrs Edwards was hard at work during the school holidays assembling Swarovski Crystal and sterling silver earrings, bracelets and pendants.

    The days for the combined stall are: Monday and Tuesday before school and at recess under the fig tree.

    The days for Mrs Edwards’ stall are: Wednesday recess, Thursday Lunch 2, Friday all Lunch under the fig tree.

  • Harmony Day

    Last term at our school assembly we had Ms Victoria Phillips give a talk about Harmony Day and what is actually meant by the word harmony. Below is part of her presentation on that day.

     “There is only one race and that is the Human race."

    The central message for Harmony Day is that ‘everyone belongs’, reinforcing the importance of inclusiveness for all Australians. This day also coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

    For a more harmonious society we need to focus on ourselves, our own inner world and nurture it, so that we can be the best person we can possibly be and contribute in best possible manner to this world of ours.

    We are not separate from each other, wellbeing comes from being connected and engaged, we move in a web of relationships and interests. We are totally interrelated and our actions have consequences.