Tag: Community

  • Citizenship Ceremony 13th March 2014

    The first ceremony for 2014 kicked off on a fine March evening attended by keen residents eagerly awaiting the moment they can call themselves Australian citizens. It was lovely to see how proud the families were as they celebrate together waving their Australian flags and congratulating each other on becoming citizens of our community.

    Homebush Boys was represented by Zubin Jacon, Darren Truong and Sohaib Ansari who did a great job attending to the food preparation and service. Thanks Ms Effie Bonis for coordinating the prefects and thanks parents who did a wonderful job supplying food or money for the event.

  • A Wrap-Up of what happened in 2013?

    The P & C has been very busy in 2013. We held our first meeting and our AGM on the 26th March 2013 and our new P & C Executive members were elected. We have held meetings most months since then and enjoyed listening to guests speaking on a variety of topics including Career pathways, Technology at HBHS and Learner Support. These meetings also give parents a chance to be heard about topics and issues that they are interested in. YOU get a say and your say can make changes at our school to the benefit our our students and community.
    Mr Jurd and one or both of our Deputy Principals Ms Dwyer and Mr Khurshed are usually in attendance and they welcome your opinions and contributions so come along and see what the P & C does for the school and see what you can do as well.
     
  • Reflections for 2013

    The first Citizenship Ceremony for the year was held on Thursday 11th April 2013 and attended by 120 new citizens and their families. Guest speaker for the evening was Australian novelist, playwright, author and 'Australian Living Treasure' Mr Thomas Keneally who incidentally was educated just around the corner at St Pats about 65 years ago?

    Homebush Boys was represented by three very happy and helpful seniors, namely Prefects Serge Houhlias and Rowan Castro and SRC President Ayman Hill. They prepared and presented an array of mouthwatering dishes supplied by a wonderful volunteer group of parents. Without the support of parents at the school we would not be able to continue this fundraising venture which raises $2000 annually for the P & C to distribute throughout the school. Our thanks to all those parents who supply food or a monetary donation for the purchase of food and a big thank you to Prefect Coordinator Ms Jenelle Horiatopoulos for her continued support organising the student helpers and thank you to Laura Donahue in the school office who collects and safe guards the donations. We couldn't run this event  without these wonderful ladies.

    If you would like to volunteer by supplying a plate of finger food or a monetary donation for the purchase of food, please call Laura on phone: 9764 3611 and leave your details. 

  • Citizenship Ceremonies 2013

    Dear Parents and friends of Homebush Boys,

    I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank every one of you who donated food or money towards the four Citizenship Ceremonies in 2012/13.  We received delicious home-made slices, cookies, cakes and muffins, fabulous fruit platters, unbelievably scrumptious savouries and enough money to buy all the extras to cater for these events.  And to those of you who purchased an item of food then please let me say that your selections were terrific and full of variety.  Being an event to serve ‘finger food’ it made it easy for serving up with your varied selection of donations.

  • 2014 Strathfield Citizenship Ceremony

    The final ceremony for 2013 was held on the 7th November at the Strathfield town Hall and it was hosted by our new incoming 2014 Year 12 Prefects, namely our School Captain Vidushan Paheerathan, Senior Prefect Deren Mehmet and Prefect Austin Heesh.

    Thank you boys for doing such a fine job at this formal event. Homebush Boys prides itself on our students and their good behaviour when representing the school especially and we look forward to continuing this example at the following three ceremonies in 2014.
     

  • Bianca Orsini talks to young people on Youth Homelessness

    Click for full size flierBianca (or Bee) Orsini is talking about just how bad her life was and how she found a way back. She will present on Saturday 23 November from 1:30pm at Strathfield Library in Rochester Street.

    Sponsored by the Salvation Army, FOSL (Friends of Strathfield Library) and Strathfield Rotary) admission is FREE.

    For bookings and enquiries call Peter Smith 0412 232 753.

    (Click the Image for a full size flier)

  • 2UE Back2school at Homebush Boys is an outstanding success

    Friday 13 September was a day to remember. Dicko and Sarah brought the community together for a great community event. Not only did the students, staff and parents share an outstanding barbecue courtesy of IGA, but one of our favourite sons, test cricketer, Mitchell Starc joined us to chat with the students and staff, as well he signed countless shirts, cricket bats, balls, and iPods for the adoring fans.

    2UE also brought their targeted charity, the Guide Dogs along with some very cute puppies and Apprentice Power were there in force to guide our students in pathways to a trade career. One of the parents won $954 in a raffle draw just for attending.

    Homebush Drum Band and Orchestra showed their talents and if you missed the day catch up by following the blog at 2UE. Just click HERE.

    Thanks to all involved.

  • IGA and 2UE 10% discount offer

    As part of Back2School at Homebush 2UE's partner and sponsor IGA is offering a 10% discount voucher to shoppers at IGA Homebush.

    Just click the image to downloadf a pdf document which you can print out and take to the IGA shop.

  • 2UE Back2School - Parents can win $954 just by being here

    2UE’s Dicko andSarahare broadcasting their Breakfast Show live from Homebush Boys High Schoolon Friday, September 13.

    Thanks to our major sponsors Apprentice Power, Dicko and Sarah are visiting a different school in Sydney every month and this month it’s your turn!

    Get ready Homebush Boys High because Dicko and Sarah will broadcast live 5.30am – 8.30am!

    Get to the school early to enjoy a scrumptious BBQ Breakfast from IGA and Supa IGA.

    ApprenticePowerwill be on site to answer any questions you or your parents might have about their services. You can also learn more about Apprentice Power here: www.apprenticepower.com.au

    And if all that wasn’t enough, tell your parents they can win $954 cash on the day just for turning up! That’s right; any current Homebush Boys High School parents that attend the outside broadcast are eligible to win. Parents must attend, anytime from 5.30am, to fill an entry form and must be present at the time of the draw at approx. 8am to claim the prize. (NB: Only one entry per person).

    It’s going to be a big morning with lots of activities and special guests… so support your local school this Friday, September 13 with Radio 2UE 954.

     

  • Citizenship Ceremony 5th September 2013

    The third ceremony for 2013 was officiated by the General Manager of Strathfield Council Mr David Backhouse and guests included Federal MP for Watson The Hon Mr Tony Burke and Federal MP for Reid The Hon Mr John Murphy together wirth State MP for Strathfield Mr Charles Casuscelli. Tonight was an especially significant evening with the highly anticipated Federal elections just a few days away.

    The supper supplied by the parents of the school was absolutely outstanding, with everything on offer from a homemade cake decorated with fresh flowers, raspberry and choc chip muffins to chocolate and almond slice, bread and butter mini puddings, banana cakes, sandwiches, greek crescent biscuits and spicy savouries just to mention a few. We also received a generous donation of money from parents of which we spent on other food items to compliment what was already received. Everything was eaten and truly appreciated by the new Citizens to our community. Thank you once again for your support parents of Homebush Boys.

    Thank you to the three prefects who assisted on the night, namely Charlie Brian (who makes his second appearance this year!), Alexei Feofiloff and Andrew Chen. You did a marvellous job helping to make the running of the event so smooth and easy. And many thanks to Ms Horiatopoulos who we say a very big thank you to for your time in supervising the boys at this event.

  • 2UE - Dicko and Sarah Breakfast Show Heads to Homebush Boys

    In a commitment to making a positive difference, Homebush Boys High School, has recently established the ‘The Breakfast Club Program’.  This program gives high school students, in areas of greatest need, a filling and healthy breakfast, to get them through the day.  It fuels the body for the rest of the day, ensuring that students can learn to the best of their ability in class. 

  • Citizenship Ceremony 13th June 2013

    Councillor Gulian Vaccari, Mayor of Strathfield welcomed the official party and candidates to the evening's event where candidates pledge their commitment to Australia and become the newest citizens to our community.

    The event was catered by parents of Homebush Boys who once again gave generously a mouthwatering selection of yummy treats including that Australian classic the Lamington! Four senior boys assisted by serving refreshments on the night. These were Dylan Kang, Charlie Brian, Peter Totidis and Henry Tran. Thanks boys! You did a great job representing our school. And a big thank you to the parents who donated a plate of food or a monetary donation. As always, we couldn't do with you.

  • Parents & Citizens' (P&C) Association

    For P & C News please visit our News Section of the website.
    Homebush Boys High School Parents and Citizens’ Association
    (HBHS P&C)
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    What is a P&C?Certificate

    A Parents and Citizens’ (P&C) association is a school membership based organization consisting of parents, teachers and citizens with an interest in a public school. P&C members and school staff work in partnership to advance the best interests of a school.

    Membership of the Homebush Boys High School P&C enables you to become more involved with our school. We encourage your contributions in strengthening the “Bushy Boys” community.

    The Homebush Boys High School Parents and Citizens’ (P&C) meetings provide an opportunity to:

    • Engage more with the school
    • Be informed about school policies
    • Develop a partnership with the school
    • Meet other parents and carers
    • Learn from the School Principal and Deputies
    • Come together and contribute in an open and inclusive forum
    • Foster supportive relationships with the school community
    • Promote the interests of the school by bringing parents citizens, students and teaching staff into close co-operation
    • Create opportunities to further engage with parents and carers of NESB
    • Work with the Principal and members of the parent and citizens community
    • Assist the school in providing facilities and equipment for the school
    • Contribute to the welfare of the students at the school.

    To view our constitution click here
    To view our rules and by-laws click here

    When do P&C meet?

    • 7:00-9:00 pm in the school’s staff common room
    • 3rd Tuesday of each month during school term
       

    Meeting dates for 2017 are:

    • 15th August
    • 19th September
    • 17th October
    • 21st November

    What do we discuss?

    The meetings are informative and relevant and usually include:

    1. Discussion on a topic of interest
    2. Opportunity to talk to other parents
    3. Presentations from School representatives on key activities, events, issues and general business.
       

    Potential topics for 2017 include:

    • Cyber safety
    • Curriculum overview – Mathematics/Science
    • Confucius Classroom
    • Robotics
    • GONSKI campaign & funding
    • Student well-being: Anti-bullying and resilience strategies; supporting students to develop their confidence and self-esteem
    • Professional development for staff at HBHS
    • HBHS – the physical school environment & buildings
    • Student Positive Behaviour Policy at HBHS
    • Community liaison and building relationships with Non-English speaking background parents
    • BYOD
    • Student services, volunteerism and extracurricular opportunities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award

     

    Subcommittees

    P&C members coordinate and drive a number of significant school events including:  

    • Citizenship Ceremonies at Strathfield Council
    • Fundraising activities
    • Instrumental Music Programme
    • Working bees

    Meeting new parents at Orientation and Information Days.
     

    2017 Executive Committee:

    President :
    Cathy Callaghan
    Vice Presidents :
    Valerie Knezevic & Mark Burfield
    Treasurer :
    Christine Harley
    Secretaries :
    Maree Gemmell
       
    Citizenship Ceremony Coordinator:

    Amy Gock & 
    MariaIkimis-Healey


    For further information or an opportunity to discuss any matters please contact the HBHS P&C Executive Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

    Kind regards,

    Cathy Callaghan
    President
    Homebush Boys High School Parents and Citizens’ Association (HBHS P&C)