Tag: Extra-Curricular

  • Volunteering At St. Anne’s Primary

    On Friday, the 31st of July, Year 9 volunteers, Christopher Kadamani, Mohammad Mohaghegh, Dylan Lian, Ricky Trinh, Fawad Faheem, Vineel Repaka, Yusuf Isik and Ethan Tiah went to St. Anne’s Primary School in Strathfield South to assist with their Gameathon.

    The Principal, teachers and students of the school gave us a warm welcome. The friendly staff offered us delicious sausage rolls - moments after, the bell rang. We talked and played with the enthusiastic children and then got to work.

  • UWS Young Entrepreneurs Business Skills Day

    On Thursday, 16 July 2015 Homebush Boys High School students were invited by the School of Business at the University of Western Sydney (UWS) to attend a Young Entrepreneurs Business Skills Day. UWS were looking to work with high school students from key schools in Greater Western Sydney, to help build their business and professional capabilities, to help produce tomorrow’s business leaders.

    The UWS Young Entrepreneurs Business Skills Day offered our students a 1 day program designed for gifted Business Studies or Commerce students. The program focused on real business models and taught robust business processes aligned to the HSC curriculum.

  • Multicultural Day Success

    “Keep your language. Love its sounds, its modulation, its rhythm. But try to march together with men of different languages, remote from your own, who wish like you for a more just and human world.”
    ― Hélder Câmara, Spiral Of Violence

    Friday the 5th June was our celebration for Multicultural Day. It was a wonderful day where all staff and students tried food from our stall holders and music from Strathfield Girls and Homebush Boys.
    A Big Thank you to all staff, community members and students who contributed to make this a successful day!
     

    Please click on Read More for more photos from the day.

  • Recital Night Concert & Art Exhibition

    The annual Recital Night concert was held in the School Hall on Thursday evening, 11 June. In recent years a display of student artworks has become an added feature of this school event. Art works were on display from 5.30 pm followed by the Concert at 6.30 pm.

    A cozy audience of parents, staff, local friends and students enjoyed an hour of diverse musical entertainment.

    Twenty students performed during the concerts. Items ranged from piano solos, electric guitar solo, viola solo, guitar duet, guitar ensemble and the Year 9 Elective Music class band, 4 Shades.

  • Duke of Edinburgh Tasmania

    Nine courageous young men and two adventurous teachers embarked on a once in a lifetime journey to Tasmania for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold hike.

    The trip started off with a 4:30am wakeup to catch the 7:00am flight from Sydney domestic airport to Launceston. From there, we drove to Freycinet National Park and set up camp at Richardson’s beach for the following two nights. At night the frosty winds from the sea swept across the campsite and crept into our tents, keeping virtually all of us awake! We hiked near the camp-site vicinity including Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach circuit.

  • The Premier's Reading Challenge 2015

    Premier's Reading ChallengeThe Premiers Reading Challenge (PRC) is a long standing initiative that aims to encourage students, from kindergarten to Year 9, to read. It began over 10 years ago and it has encouraged countless students to value reading as a life-long activity both for enjoyment and personal development.

    Students register online using their DEC emails and passwords (https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html). Participants then read books from a list that is available on the website and/or books of their own choice. These books are then logged online and certified by teachers or parents. Students have up to 21 August to register the books they have read. Certificates are then awarded depending on how many books have been read and how many years each student has participated in the PRC.

     

  • Confucius Classroom at HBHS

    The Languages Faculty is pleased to announce that we were one of 6 schools Australia wide, awarded a grant to implement a Chinese Confucius Classroom at Homebush Boys High School. This is the result of Ms June Su’s tireless efforts and vision to help support Mandarin studies and improve both resources and opportunities for all our Chinese Background Speakers and Heritage students. The project was begun in 2014, when under the guidance and support of our former Principal Mr Jurd, Ms Su diligently applied for this initiative.

    The announcement was made in early February this year and together with Bonnyrigg HS, Chatswood HS, Concord HS, Hurstville South PS and Rouse Hill PS, HBHS was approved for the establishment of a new classroom (to be located in Room 33) by the Confucius Institute Headquarters (Hanban) in China. “The role of the Confucius Classroom is to deliver support at a local level for Chinese language and cultural education”. Such was the brief from Hanban!

    What will Room 33 look like and what does all this mean for Chinese studies at HBHS?

  • Concert Success honoured by the presence of Prof Marie Bashir

    Congratulations to the students of the Strathfield Network of Public Schools. The community orchestra known as Symphonia Jubilate performed at a brilliant end of year concert at Marie Bashir PS Hall. The concert was attended by the patron, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir, former Governor of NSW and her husband Sir Nicholas Shehadie. Her Excellency is pictured here with some of the student musicians from the participating schools. Also in the picture is Homebush student leader, Luke Mansfield. Sam Mansfield was one of the chair persons of the concert on Saturday 15 November.

     

  • Report from MUN - Model United Nations

    Harri Jani of year 10 went to MUN. What is MUN?

    MUN-Model United Nation is a simulation The United Nations; it encompasses the crucial aspects of diplomacy necessary to form a cohesive society on a global scale. As part MUN individuals represent countries, hence they are delegates from their given nation. Throughout the day you get to learn how to be a diplomatic delegate incorporating negotiation, impromptu speeches, advocacy and diplomacy. MUN required me to create a resolution for “The depleting Oil reserves” and convince other nations that your resolution is the “way to go”. Once all the statements, speeches, debates and discussions have finished a vote is held to select the winning resolution. I was also awarded with the “best delegate award” for my diplomacy and winning resolution. MUN is a great opportunity for anyone to improve and develop their speaking, negotiation, diplomacy and advocacy skills in an engaging manner; I personally recommend it to any student willing to broaden their knowledge of the United Nations and world diplomacy.

     

     
     
     
     
  • Drive 2 Survive Forum

    Last Wednesday evening (22ND October), many of our year 10 and 11 students attended a road safety forum at Phil Gilbert Hyundai in Lidcombe. The evening was presented by Ian and Suzy Luff, along with their business partner Stewart Nicholls.

    Ian and Stewart are both renowned road safety expert commentators and their expertise have been used to form many road safety campaigns.

  • Symphonia Jubilate - Are you interested in musical performance?

    Symphonia Jubilate is a fun orchestra based in the Strathfield area. We have 2 orchestras, a primary school and a high school orchestra. The senior orchestra consists of talented musicians from Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls. 

    We are looking for new members to come and join us in 2015!

    All instrumentalists welcome!

    If you would like to see what our orchestra is all about please come to our:
    What: Family Concert
    When: November 15th 5-6pm
    Where: Marie Bashir School Hall, Albert Rd, Strathfield, 
    Cost: Gold Coil donation Adults - $10, Children - $5, Family - $25

    Alternatively you are welcome to attend our rehearsal on Oct 18th or Nov 1st 4-6pm at Homebush Boys High School.

    M: 0425 276067
    (enquiries Tracy Burjan or Luke Wallace)
    http://www.symphoniajubilate.com/info_for_members.html 

     

  • Ibrahim Speaks his Mind

    Many words are spoken at NSW Parliament House but last term it was the young giving their words of wisdom.

    Twenty four students from across the state took to the stage for the NSW semi final of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.

    Ibrahim Taha, of Homebush Boys High School, spoke eloquently on his chosen topic “Books are obsolete” for the prepared five minute speech and followed up with a convincing argument for the two minute impromptu speech.

    Making it to the semi finals was a great achievement for Ibrahim as more than 425 students competed across NSW.

    The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award encourages the speaker’s use of language to convey a message or a point of view to the audience. They are judged on choice of words, intonation, articulation, pace and pausing.

    The competition is organised by the Arts Unit, within the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

    Eight students go through to the state final on October 17 at the Art Gallery of NSW.

     
  • China 2014 - a very successful trip

    Group Photo of  Symphonia Jubilate trip to China

    Report of the trip to China by the Symphonia Jubilate which included 12 fantastic musicians from Homebush Boys and other friends from Strathfield Girls HS .

    The Symphonia Jubilate trip to China was a huge success! The young men from Homebush Boys displayed exceptional behaviour, cultural etiquette and friendship to all on the trip. They made new and lasting friendships. We did 4 performances which were all successful. Everyone played at a top level. Some of the performances were supposed to be low key but nothing in China is "low-key". The one informal concert we had at the High School we stayed at in Nanjing ended with a huge firework display. At this concert they also had a giant panda and a giant kangaroo throw lollies into the audience.

  • Duke of Ed Hike Reports

    Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. -Aldous Huxley

    The Duke of Ed is an enriching program which involves young people to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. Participants design their own unique program centred around their interests and passions. It is our vision that our boys are empowered to explore their potential and achieve success through access and participation in The Duke of Ed.

    Throughout the year we have been meeting weekly in room 42, and setting goals and planning how to achieve them. Each participant must take on volunteer work, physical activities, and skill building as well as developing some bushcraft which accumulates in an adventurous journey.

    Click on Read More to see the Reports from the previous years

  • National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence Addressed at HBHS

    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 and bullying behaviour by any member of the school community.  Countering bullying 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. This term saw Homebush Boys High School students engage in anti-bullying curriculum activities across the school and engage in Harmony Day celebrations.  Students were made aware of the nature of bullying and violence, how to decrease it, what to do if you are being bullied and how to maintain harmonious environments.

  • Harmony Day Speech

    Harmony Day, 21st March, was acknowledged at the school assembly this year with a speech by Adam Yoon, Year 10 SRC representative. The text of Adam’s speech is included below and it highlights the focus of Harmony day and the positive multicultural nature of our school.

    Good morning teachers and students,

    In keeping with raising awareness and putting a stop to bullying, today is also another significant day of celebration. As you may have heard today the 21st of March is Harmony Day. So what is Harmony Day? Harmony Day is a national day of cultural respect and acknowledgement to all those who call Australia home, from the indigenous traditional owners to those that have travelled from thousands of kilometres away. As we take pride in both our individuality and cultural diversity, it is important to remember that we all stand collectively shoulder to shoulder as Australians and Homebush Boys.

  • International Women's Day 8 March 2014

    International Women's DayHomebush Boys High supports 2014 International Women's Day.
    Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
    The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement.
    Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

    Click the logoto find out more.

  • White Ribbon Day

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

    Homebush Boys High School continued on with its strong donation tradition as part of a White Ribbon fund-raiser and men’s violence against women awareness day.

    White Ribbon is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women.

    White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.

  • Pink Ribbon Day 2013

    About 14,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  

    Homebush Boys High School continued on 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.

  • World Teacher's Day

    “A good TEACHER is like a candle – it consumes itself to LIGHT the way for others.” 
     
    On Friday the 25th of October, World Teachers’ Day was celebrated with a wonderful luncheon. Here at Homebush Boys High School, all the teachers play a significant role in every student’s life. They share their pearls of wisdom and transform us into worthy young men for the wider community.