Tag: Community

  • HBHS P & C Presents - "Digital Citizenship"

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents... "Digital Citizenship and Cyber bullying: Being Safe Online"
     
    Speaker: Mr. Gregory Sheath (Head of Computing Faculty)
     
    Where: Staff Common room
     
    When: Tuesday 18th August, 7pm
     
    Agenda:
     
    • Presentation of videos for parents
    • Discussion on cyber bullying
    All Welcome! 
     
    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • jM15 Digital Media Showcase

    Year 11 and 12 Multimedia students are very excited to announce that the annual digital media showcase is happening in exactly a months time from today. We have been very fortunate this year to have Adobe Australia and Canon sponsoring the event!

    We have a stellar line up of film and animation projects produced by our very talented and creative senior students. Please register on Eventbrite below for your tickets (free entry) to the show. We would love for you to join us on this night of display and celebrations!

    Details:
    Date - Friday 21st August (Week 6)
    Time - 6:30pm
    Venue – Homebush Boys School Hall

    Register here - https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jm15-digital-media-showcase-tickets-17764389768?nomo=1
    View the trailer here - http://youtu.be/yU8nfVTF_RU

  • Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser

    Lifestart - Cool for kids are holding a Fundraiser Sausage Sizzle next Sat 25th July in the grounds of Ardill House @ 132 Davidson Ave North Strathfield from 11am – 2pm.

    They will have a fabulous raffle with some great prizes on offer. Local businesses that have donated these prizes are:

    • Vittoria Coffee
    • Crust Pizza Concord
    • Silk Massage Majors Bay Rd
    • DeMarco Jewellery
    • Art of Baking Hamper


    We hope to see you all there Rain Hail or Shine!

    For more information please contact Anna Di Giovanni - 02 9743 2902

  • HBHS P&C - "Health and Wellbeing Matters"

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents...

    "Health and Wellbeing Matters"

    Speaker: Ms. Audrey Juska (Head Teacher, Student Wellbeing)
    Where: Staff Common Room
    When: Tuesday, 16th June, 7pm

    Agenda: 

    • Strategies delivering a safe and supportive school environment
    • Helping students build health and wellbeing capacity
    • Pressures, peers and performance

    All Welcome! 

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

  • Recital Night 2015

    There has been a Recital Night held at Homebush Boys High School for many years. Sometimes called MAD or CAPA Night to reflect participation by students of Visual Arts and Drama, Recital Night provides an opportunity for students who sing or learn a musical instrument to perform at a formal (but relaxed!) Concert before an appreciative audience of friends and family.

    Date:Thursday evening, 11th June, 2015

    • 5.30 pm - Student art works will be on display.
    • 6:30pm - The Concert will commence.

    Where:School Hall, Homebush Boys High School

    Cost:Entry is free.

    Supper will be available for a donation towards a charity selected by the HBHS Interact Club.

    Lucky door prizes will be drawn at the end of the Concert.

    The whole school community is invited to join us for this special event.

     

    Ian Albertson
    Music Teacher/Event Co-ordinator
     

     
  • Multicultural Day 2015 Invitation

    Multicultural Day InviteThe SRC of Homebush Boys High School cordially invites you to be our guest at our Multicultural Day celebration assembly.

    Date: June 5th

    Time: 8:50 - 9:40am

    You are also welcome to stay for the additional performances until 10:30am in the school hall.

  • Multicultural Cookbook

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents, "Multicultural Cookbook"

    When: Tuesday, 16th June, 6pm

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    We are gauging interest in supporting this major fund raising project initiative. The cookbook is intended to showcase recipes and stories from the “Bushy Boys” community to celebrate our school's rich cultural diversity.

    Please consider being involved particularly if you have experience in printing, photography, editing, marketing or advertising.

    We hope to progress this initiative and invite all interested parents and carers to the meeting at 6pm prior to the 7pm student wellbeing forum on Tuesday, 16th June.

    All Welcome, hope to see you there!

    Enquiries: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

  • Upcoming Citizenship Ceremony for 2015

    Strathfield Council has confirmed the dates for the 2015 Citizenship Ceremonies as follows:

    • 11th June 2015
    • 3rd September 2015
    • 5th November 2015

    If you are keen to be involved in donating a plate of food for this P & C fundraising venture please contact the school office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.    

  • HBHS P&C - "Assessment Matters"

    Assessment MattersHomebush Boys High School P&C presents... "Assessment Matters"

    Speakesr: Ms. Kerry Meucci (Head of Learning Support/ESL) & Mr Andrew Lai (Formative Innovative Assessment Team).

    Where: Staff Common room

    When: Tuesday 12th May, 7pm

    Agenda:

    • Awards, certificates and absence rules
    • Overview of assessment and reporting
    • Your questions

    All Welcome! 

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

  • Barefoot Bowls @ Concord Bowling Club

    Lawn BowlsWhat a terrific night we had on Friday the 13th (March 2015)! There were no black cats in sight - just a crazy little tearaway terrier running around with only the sounds of laughter and light hearted banter between parents, pupils, teaching staff and certain by-standers calling the shots.

    Our very special guest was HBHS Principal John Kennedy who (in his socks no less, winning 'best socks on show') joined in for end after end of hilarity and hi-jinx. We dodged the rain, with one of us running up and down the greens holding her umbrella (no names mentioned as 'what goes on the green, stay on the green'!) and one ex-Principal, namely Tim Jurd hit the best drive of the night claiming it "out of this world"!

  • Citizenship Ceremony - 12th March 2015

    The first ceremony for the year received a wonderful response from parents donating money and mouthwatering finger food for the event which was ably assisted by our 2015 School Captain Craig Miller, Senior Prefect Haddi Taha and Prefect Henry Du. We had a terrific array of foods from many cultures and in particular, the vegetarian items were extremely popular.

  • Keeping your kids safe on the www.

    ThinkUKnow Australia educational program

    When: Wednesday 29 April, 7pm

    Where: Strathfield Town Hall

    What: ThinkUKnow is an internet safety initiative which aims to raise awareness of the issues which young people face online and whilst using mobile phones. The ThinkUKnow presentation will cover topics such as: 

    • Technologies and apps popular with children and young people;
    • Privacy management, scams, fraud and identity theft;
    • Online grooming and sexting;
    • Cyber-bullying and reputation management;
    • Where to go if things go wrong;
    • Steps to improve cyber safety and security.

    This parents, carers and teachers’ session includes short videos and real life case studies. The presentation is tailored for an adult audience and we ask that young people are not present. 

    RSVP: Contact Community Services on 9748 9999
    Tea and Coffee will be available

  • Cheongju HS visits HBHS

    Homebush Boys played host to 22 students and 2 staff from Cheongju HS in Korea from Saturday 14th February till Saturday 21st February. Maintaining our sister school exchange program with Choengju HS since its introduction in 2003, has been an absolute delight and this year proved no different. As 22 smiley and somewhat reserved faces landed on our “front doorstep “to be greeted my Ms Dwyer on Valentine’s Day, the love was instantly felt. Meeting their homestay buddies and their families broke the shyness and thus marked the beginning of friendships.

  • Barefoot Bowls

    Homebush Boys High School P& C presents...

    Barefoot Bowls, Karaoke & BBQ! 

    Where: Concord Bowling Club, Clermont Avenue

    When: Friday, 13th March from 5pm

    Cost: $15 per Adult, $10 per School Aged Students

    All welcome!

    For more information please contact the P & C via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Science Matters

    Homebush Boys' High School P & C

    Presents... Mr. Alan Everett (Head Teacher, Science) 

    Science Matters

    Room 3, 17th March, 7pm

    • How Classes are structured
    • Overview of the years 7 - 12 curriculum
    • ESSA
    • Science subjects and opportunities

    All welcome!

    For more information please contact the P&C via Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Lion Dancing

    Outside of the school environment, many of our students participate in cultural activities. Often this entails performances at a high standard and goes unknown to the school community.

    One such student is William Wong of yr 11. William has been involved in Chinese Lion Dancing for several years. He undergoes regular strict training to perform at a high intensity for upwards of 3 hours. The dedication to his fitness and to ensuring he maintains strong cultural ties are priorities to William.

    Maintaining strong links to a person’s culture allows for building of a positive identity. This brings with it a sense of belonging which gives a person support in many areas of their lives. This can then translate to success, particularly when the culture that the person lives is accepted in other areas of their lives, such as schooling.

    William’s Lion Dancing is one example of many in the Homebush Boys community. These pursuits are to be recognised and celebrated. It takes commitment to achieve at a high standard in any domain and demonstrates the amazing gifts and talents our students possess.
     

  • HBHS P&C - General Meeting

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents...

    Our General Meeting. 

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: 7pm on 17th February, 2015

    Agenda: 

    1. Meet our new Principal, Mr. John Kennedy
    2. Review of year 7 camp, Mr. Scott Belgre
    3. Your ideas for forums, social activities and fundraising

    All Welcome! 

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

  • Symphonia Jubilate Chorale

    Symphonia Jubilate is a symphony orchestra made up of students predominantly from primary and secondary schools in the Strathfield education area. Founded in 2013 by Tracy Burjan and Luke Wallace, the orchestra aims to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse, learn and perform quality orchestral music from a diverse range of musical styles, as well as to foster a new level of music appreciation and skill.

    Starting Date: Tuesday, 24th February 2015

    Location: Marie Bashir School Hall, Albert Rd, Strathfield

    Enquires: Nicole Thomson, 0414716968 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Frequency: 3 times a term on Tuesday 7:30pm-9:00pm

    Contemporary and traditional repertoire. No experience required. Run by Nicole Thomson and Georgina Andrews. 

  • White Ribbon Day 2014 - Wrapup

    White Ribbon Day BoysWhite Ribbon Oath: never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

    Homebush Boys High School is committed to ensuring that schools remain safe places for students to learn and teachers to teach.  The school is also determined to prevent violent behaviour by any member of the school community.  Countering violence against women is consistent with the school’s endeavours to ensure that Homebush Boys High School is a safe and harmonious environment and to enhance a school culture of co-operation, tolerance and acceptance for all.  White Ribbon Day is a significant event at Homebush Boys High School and within the community.

  • Homebush Boys speak about Rypen Camp at Rotary dinner

    Our young men were the 'guests of honour' at the recent Rotary dinner where they related their experiences about the Rypen Youth camp in May. Read more about Puneeth, Harri and Kevin (all of year 10) by clicking the image to go to the Rotary e-newsletter.

    The school has a very warm and productive relationship with Strathfield Rotary especially through the youth mentor Mr Peter Smith.