Tag: Community

  • Survey to parents/carers of Year 12 students only about the MMR Catch-up program

    Examining the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of parents/guardians towards the 2014 NSW Measles High-school Catch-up Program Research Team

    Invitation to Parents of Year 12 students 2014 HSC
    You are invited to take part in a research project which aims to improve our understanding of the attitudes of parents/guardians towards school based vaccination programs in NSW. This study involves completing a 10-15 minute online survey which is completely anonymous. We are very interested to find out your thoughts on immunisation services in the school program.
  • Manfred Schaefer Supports White Ribbon Day

    Manfred SchaeferWhite Ribbon Oath: never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

    White Ribbon Day is a significant event at Homebush Boys High School and within the community.  Homebush Boys High School, this year, is supported by the highly inspirational and talented soccer player, Mr Manfred Schaefer.  Manfred Schaefer was part of the 1974 Australian World Cup Soccer Team.  He has kindly taken out the time to support White Ribbon Day initiatives at our school.  He has signed soccer items such as Adidas balls and caps.  These will be raffled off alongside Sydney FC and WSW items.  All proceeds will be donated to the White Ribbon organisation.


    Homebush Boys High School P & C presents our...

    General Meeting & Annual General Meeting, Nominations for the 2015 Executive & Subcommittees.

    When: 7pm, 18th November, 2014

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    Followed by the
    P&C Principal's Farewell. Bring a plate for a light supper. 

    All Welcome! 

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

  • Year 8 Korean Students visit UNSW

    Year 8 Korean students went on an excursion on Thursday 10th September. 2014. The excursion was held at The University of New South Wales and students attended the ‘Korean Immersion Day “program and activities provided by the Korean Cultural Office (KCO) of NSW.

    Together with Ms Yu and Ms Fang Chen (Pre-service teacher September/ October 2014) we made our way by bus to the UNSW early in the morning and arrived by 10.00 am, following heavy traffic and lengthy delays on Parramatta Rd. Together with students from Punchbowl Boys, Marsden and Burwood Girls High School, we looked forward to a day of learning and socialising (with the girls!).

  • Pink Ribbon Day 2014

    Pink Ribbon Day StaffABOUT 15,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  

    Homebush Boys High School continued, on the 31 October, 2014, with its strong donation tradition as part of a Pink Ribbon fund-raiser and cancer awareness day.

    Pink Ribbon Day is an annual event run by the Cancer Council which aims to raise funds and awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers.

    Individual personnel dressed in pink to support the Pink Ribbon Day initiative and raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancer.  Many shared stories of the need for early detection and support mechanisms that are available.  Whole school personnel also engaged in practices of reflection, remembering loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer.

  • In Memory of Daniel Morcombe

    Daniel MorcombeHomebush Boys High School is committed to ensuring that schools remain safe places for children.  The school is also determined to prevent crime and violent behaviour by any member of the school community.  Countering crime and violence 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.

  • P&C Presents Barefoot Bowls & BBQ

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents...

    • Barefoot Bowls
    • Karaoke featureing Silverhair
    • BBQ

    Where: Concord Bowling Club, Clermont Avenue, Concord

    When: From 5:30pm, Friday 21st November 2014

    Cost: $15 for Adults, $10 Students

    All Welcome!

    If you have any questions or concerns please contact us via the email address below:

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  • Homebush Boys Visit Parliament to meet the Premier

    Excursion to Parliament of NSW by Darren Tan

    National Week of Deaf people

    On the morning of 23 October, I was going on an excursion with Hong Tan and Mrs Cole. We were lucky that Mrs Cole took the limited spots to participate the event of Parliament of NSW for deaf people. It was a national week of deaf people. We walked to the Homebush Station and took a train to Wynard Station.

    After we walked out of Wynard Station and on the way to Parliament of NSW, We went to see a TV show on Channel 7. The show ‘Morning Herald’ was on. We stood outside the door and had a look on the show through a transparent glass. Then we went to a chocolate café/shop, Imagine if you could. On the left side of a chocolate café/shop were shelves of chocolates pack displayed with fruit flavours and small ball shaped chocolates.  On the right side was tables filled with people drinking coffees on tables.  We brought some delicious chocolates to eat. Yummm…

  • Homebush Boys High School Interact Club Banner

    Today the Homebush Boys High School Interact Club received from Peter Smith their own banner. They proudly showed the banner off with DP Kamie Khurshed. Peter Smith is a member of Strathfield Rotary Club and Peter is a valued mentor for the boys.

    The Interact Club is supporting Pink Ribbon Day on Friday 31 Oct when they will host a barbecue with all funds raised going to the Pink Ribbon Charity for women's health.

  • 2014 Trivia and Fun Night is a Success

    Trivia Night 1Our annual Homebush Boys High School trivia night on Saturday, September 6, at Concord Bowling Club, was another great success. 

    This major FUNdraiser was attended by old boys, friends, teachers, and parents of students currently at our school.

    The school's executive team again demonstrated their excellent public relations skills. Our own “Jedi Jurd” and daughter “Princess Caitlin” guided and emceed the night’s activities. 

    What a variety of talent, enthusiasm and energy penetrated throughout the night! The wonderfully talented band, Silverhair, created a musical trivia environment with songs that drew in the crowd and had people swaying on their seats.

  • Republic of Korea celebrates Independence Day

    Mr Whie Jin Lee, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea celebrated the Independence of Korea and the strong educational, cultural and commercial ties with Australia. On 2 October, Mr and Mrs Lee hosted an impressive reception at the Sydney Korean Cultural Centre with performances of traditional dance, classical singing and music by former public school students. 

    It was an excellent event and a great way to consolidate the strong ties between Public Education NSW and South Korea. Seen in the picture R to L is myself, Executive Director Public Schools NSW Mr Murat Dizdar, Consul-General Mr Lee and former Head of the Secondary Principals' Council Mr Jim McAlpine.

  • NSW Minister's Awards for Excellence in Student Achievement - Edward Ye

    Congratulations to Edward Ye of year 11 2014 Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement - Community Languages Schools

    Last night (29 September) at the UNSW the 2014 Ministers Awards for Excellence in Student Achievement were presented by the Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli. At this spectacular event, 130 students were given awards to recognise their achievements in community languages. Apart from Mr Piccoli the DEC was represented by Mr Gregory Pryor (Deputy Director General) and  Mr Murat Dizdar (Executive Director).

    The evening started with a speech by Edward in flawless Chinese in which he spoke about the benefits of learning your community language as it assists the personal performance in other studies. Edward then invited the audience to join with him in singing the National Anthem.

  • Strathfield Citizenship Ceremony

    The final ceremony for 2014 was held on Thursday 21st August at the Strathfield Town Hall and attended by over 120 new Citizens and their families. The event was officiated by Strathfield Mayor Cr Daniel Bott and attended by State and Federal Members of Parliament. 

    Homebush Boy's was represented by Year 10 SRC members Adam Yoon, Ananth Kumaralingam and Dominic Yates at this ceremony as our prefects have been sitting their HSC trials over the past few weeks. The SRC lads did a brilliant job and were very courteous and respectful. Well done boys.

    Once again Homebush Boys parents donated mouthwatering food and donated money to supply refreshments for the evening. Thank you to all the parents who have donated food or money towards these events. I must make particular mention of those parents who have done this year in and out and your signature culinary expertise is always noted, together with your wonderful monetary donations. You are a special bunch of people and I am most grateful for your continued support of this event as is our school.

    Fiona Murray
    Citizenship Co-ordinator

  • P&C - Trivia & Music Night

    Homebush Boys' High School P&C, would like to invite parents and staff for the Trivia & Music Night 2014. 

    • What: Trivia, Live Band, Games, Raffles, Auction
    • When: Saturday, 6th September, 2014 @ 7pm
    • Where: Concord Bowling Club, Clermont Ave, Concord
    • Who: Parents & Staff
    • Cost: $20 Entry - Adults Only

    Please join us and support your school, get a group of friends together or join a table.

    RSVP by 3rd September, 2014 to the school office on 97643611 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Drinks available at the bar. BYO Snacks/Supper. 

    All funds raised will go towards the playground seating and the rejuvenation of the old school gym, donations welcome! 

  • Citizenship Ceremony - 21st August 2014

    This will be the final ceremony for the year. Thank you to all those parents who have contributed throughout the year. Your assistance is very much appreciated by the P&C and your school. 

    Donations of any food or money may be left at the school office with Laura on or before 11:00am Thursday 21st August.

  • Career Education with Ms. Anton

    Homebush Boys High School P & C Presents: Ms. Georgia Anton (Careers Advisor)

    Staff common room, 17th June 2014, 7pm

    • Overview of career education - years 9 -12
    • Work experience
    • Subject choice selection
    • Pango? How this helps our sons “ace high school and beyond”
    • Careers alert and online demonstration
    • Work/TAFE/University/scholarships/overseas options &more

    All welcome!
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  • Strathfield Citizenship Cermony May 2014

    The recent Strathfield Citizenship held on the 22nd May marked a first for Australia, having our local mayor of Strathfield, Daniel Bott swearing in as a Citizen his American wife Adria and at the same time we welcomed another group of happy citizens from all around the globe to our community.

    The ceremony was officiated by Strathfield Council General Manager David Backhouse who welcomed the official party, including Mr Craig Laundy, MP, Federal Member for Reid, Mr Charles Casuscelli RFD, MP, State Member for Strathfield, Acting Inspector Robert Monaghan, Flemington Local Area Command, Auburn Police and Dr David Tang, President, Flemington Chamber of Commerce and Strathfield ‘Citizen of the Year 2014’. Mr Backhouse also gave thanks to Trinity Grammar Preparatory School for their musical interlude and to Homebush Boys P & C and their Year 12 students for catering the event. Prefects Pierre Tiah and Thomas Sritharan assisted tonight. Thanks boys!

  • HBHS Bunning's BBQ - 1st June 2014

    On a cool and overcast day, organised by the P & C, a group of Homebush Boys High parents and sons manned the Lidcombe Bunning’s BBQ tent and worked on rustling up good old Aussie tucker in the form of a sausage and onion roll to raise money for the school. Enticed by the sweet smell of a snag on the barbie, the P & C raised over $680 for the school. $20 of it was in the form of a donation in lieu of food just for a ride to nearby Olympic Park. Thanks Year 7 dad Keith Nichols who gladly taxied our mystery ‘hitchhiker’ away. We aim to please on the P & C and every penny counts! Thanks to those parents who donated drinks for the stall and thanks to our fundraising ladies who added another $150 into the cash box. Winners of the raffle were Lucy Ward, Damien, William May and Cheryl Miller.

  • Homebush Interact Club goes to the DreamCricket

    Rotary DreamCricket Clinic

    Homebush was invited to take part in a DreamCricket International Clinic designed to provide the opportunity for between 30 and 60 children in years 3 to 6 to take part in specially developed activities. Children with intellectual, physical, social, sight and hearing impaired disabilities that prevent them from taking part in normal sporting activities are encouraged to take part in this DreamCricket Clinic. The activities have been specifically designed and approved by a Exercise Physiologist to suit the students’ abilities.

    DreamCricketwas invited to present their program at the Rotary International Convention at Homebush on Sunday June 1, 2014, between 11.30am and 2.00pm. This was a great opportunity to display to the world what these children can do given the opportunity, while “building  confidence and self-esteem through movement and participation”.

  • Grants for HBHS

    The Homebush Boys Hign School Parents & Citizen are interested in exploring grant opportunities to assist the school in providing facilities and equipment for the school.
    To find out more information or to be involved in assisting with grant applications please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    The presentation details links to the types of grants available. Strategies, tips and guidelines enabling organisations to deliver successful grant applications are also included.
    Please Cick Hereor on the picture to view the Presentation about grants from the “Grants Guy”.
    These slides have been reproduced with permission from Whelan, K. (2014).  How to attain the $ in Grant$ [Slides]. Presented in a lecture for Grant writing road show for P&C’s and School Staff at Strathfield Girls High School on 29 January, 2014.