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  • Auburn Youth Centre - April School Holiday Program 2017

    Auburn Youth Centre - April School Holiday Program 2017

    When:Monday 10th April - Friday 21st April

    Where: Wyatt Park Sports Complex, Church St, Lidcombe NSW 2141


    • Drumming workshops
    • Easter egg hunt
    • Soccer competition
    • Ping pong 
    • Cricket game
    • Auburn's Got Talent
    • Painting


    • Blue Mountains Bush Walk - Tuesday 11th April 10:30am -5:00pm
    • Trampoline girls only - Wednesday 12th April 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Movies (Reading cinemas Auburn) - Thursday 13th April 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Bowling & lazertag (Fairfield) - Friday 21st April 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    All activities are FREE and for ages 12-24

    Important: Children under 16 must have parental consent for all excursions

    To register, please complete the registration form available at www.ayc.org.au

    For more information please visit www.ayc.org.au or call 9646 2122


  • Study Skills Tip - March 2017

    The students of Homebush Boys High School are well into their studies this term with our Year 11 and 12 students doing exams and the juniors engaged in their regular school work, completing assignments and studying for tests.

    The ability to concentrate effectively at home is a skill that takes time to master. The following are six tips from the ELES Study Skills Handbook to help students build better concentration skills. Read them and try to apply them daily!

    Also, click on the Top 10 Tips for Students for Managing Technology Distractions for useful strategies to avoid the most common distraction for students at home today: Technology.

    Building Concentration Skills

    Many students find it difficult to concentrate and stay focused when they are doing their schoolwork at home. So what can we do to improve concentration levels? Try these top tips:

  • Junior Rugby League (Wolves)

    The Wolves are both a family and community based Club that is committed to providing our youth with a healthy sporting environment in which we promote good sportsmanship, teamwork and friendship.

    Concord Burwood Junior Rugby League (Wolves) is part of Balmain District Junior Rugby League. Catering for all players from 4 years to open age.

    Home Ground: Goddard Park, Concord

    2017 Registration Fee:$150 mini's and mod's, international $50

    Includes jersey, shorts, socks

    Family discount available

    Sunday competition


    Registrations accepted online only

    For more information visit www.cbuwolves.com.au

  • HBHS Support International Women’s Day

    Our school vice-captain, Ibrahim Taha was a guest speaker at a special morning tea on Wednesday 8th March 2017 hosted by the Zonta Club of Sydney West. In front of students and staff from 15 different schools, Ibrahim gave an address on behalf of our school’s promise to Speak Up Against Violence towards Women. His message was in support of this year’s International Women’s Day theme of Be Bold for Change. At the same event, Sean Mansfield of Year 10 was one of 8 boys from our local government schools to receive an award for this work and efforts with White Ribbon day 2016. Sean was also asked to participate in the annual candle ceremony which involved the dimming of all lights at the Bankstown Sports Club and Sean holding a lit candle in recognition of women less fortunate than some, honouring the women who have died as a result of violence perpetrated by those that have loved and trusted. Both students are true ambassadors of our school.

  • LOWES 20% OFF Sale

    LOWES upcoming In-Store and Online Sale exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards card holders.

    When: Thursday 16th March 2017 (Sale is only for one day)

    Where:In-Store or Online

    What: 20% off all purchases including Schoolwear. 

    Offer ends midnight (AEST) 16/3/17. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount.

  • Youth Week 2017

    Strathfield Council Youth Week 2017

    When: Tuesday 4th April, 2017

    Where:Strathfield Community Centre & Airey Park

    Time:3.00pm - 5:00pm


    • Bubble Soccer
    • Rock Climbing Wall

    Presentations By:

    • Smiling Mind
    • NSW Fair Trading

    For more information contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999

  • Youth Week Expo 2017

    Strathfield Council 2017 Youth Week Expo

    When: Friday 31st March, 2017

    Where:Strathfield Town Square

    Time:3.00pm - 5:00pm


    • The Reach Foundation
    • NSW Fair Trading
    • MIC Australia
    • West Tigers

    For more information contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999

  • Breakfast Club - 2017

    Healthy and supportive school programs contribute to the health and wellbeing of children.  Students miss breakfast for a variety of social and economic reasons, but the result is always the same:  a lack of energy and concentration in the classrooms, leading to a less than optimum performance; nutrition and health issues. 

    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. 

    Where:Room 66

    When:Thursday Mornings - 7:45am-8:30am

    This year volunteers are hard at work to bring you the best brekky ever!

    So come along to enjoy a hearty breakfast!  

  • Moving into Year 7 at HBHS in 2018

    As your child's primary school education is coming to a close, it is time to think about which school your child will attend next year.

    Government schools are successful in preparing young people to lead full and satisfying lives, and to handle challenges of the contemporary world.

    What are the benefits of public education?
    • High academic outcomes
    • Extensive curriculum opportunities
    • Quality teaching and learning
    • Strong values
    • Excellent student support

    NSW government schools offer a variety of excellent programs and subject choices to meet the needs, interests and talents of all students. The different government schools options are outlined below.

  • Play Rugby for Briars

    If you are a rugby union player who would like to play rugby with a team that is focused on continually improving and competing to the best of their ability. Join Briars Rugby.

    Briars Rugby is home to players of all abilities and can cater to any level of experience.

    The Club competes in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union Competition, which provides rugby competitors for a range of skill levels.

    Where:  Cnr IanPde &Wellbank St, Concord, NSW 2137
    When: Registrations open in February (Pre-season training starts on the7th of February)
    Cost: Under 21 (Colts) = $150 & Grade Players = $300

    The 2017 Rugby Union competition season runs from April to September 

    For more information visit www.briarssports.com.au or call (02) 9743 1907

  • Growing up Digital

    Growing up digital: Young people technology and mental health

    A meeting of experts in online culture, digital media and youth mental health will explore how parents and community can act now to increase the mental health wellbeing of young people.

    Who's on the panel?

    • Jono Nicholas: CEO of ReachOut Australia
    • Mia Freedman: Co-founder, Mamamia Women's Media Company and digital journalist
    • Samantha Yorke:Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google

    Date:Tuesday 28th February 2017

    Time: Doors open 5:00pm for a 6:00pm start

    Venue:Lower Town Hall - Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street ( Entry via Druitt St)


    Tickets are limited so register now.

  • Symphonia Jubilate 2017

    Symphonia Jubilate - 2017

    Join Symphonia Jubilate in 2017 and have fun playing orchestral and popular music with other musicians in SJ Primo for high school students, SJ Secondo for Primary school students and SJ Pizzicato for beginner string students.

    Next Rehearsal:25th February  from 4:00pm - 6:15pm

    Next Rehearsal Venue: Marie Bashir Public School

    For more information please visit www.symphoniajubilate.com

  • Within the Mirror.....What Do You See?

    When: Wednesdays (1st March 2017 -5th April 2017)

    Time: 3:45pm - 5:30pm

    Where: George Street Centre Burwood


    • Self esteem
    • Body image
    • Ways to feel better about yourself
    • How to cope with stress


    For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on (02) 9744 1866


  • Study Skills 2017

    Homebush Boys High School has launched an exciting new study skills program this year. We have subscribed to the Enhanced Learning Study Skills Handbook. This is a great online resource for students to address all their study skills issues and concerns, as well as learn new ways to improve students’ results at school. The handbook provides a huge amount of information for students with modules such as Time Management, Active studying, Preparing for exams and Avoiding distractions.

    We aim to utilise the resources provided to deliver many of the modules across Years 7 - 12 in targeted study skills lessons throughout the year. The information will be tailored to suit the specific needs of our students.

  • 2017 - BYOD Program

    We have completed negotiations and are partnering with Asus and JB-Hifi to again provide the best value for money. The cost of the device is now $420.00 inc GST payable to front office as soon as possible. We have done a bulk order for the devices and will be receiving the chrome books in the near future. Priority for this order will be given to those that have paid last year. We have ordered extra devices and will able to provide chromebooks if the school was to receive the payments here on. 

    Device: Asus C202SA

    Accidental Damage Protection: 2 Years ADP - First Claim: $0 Excess (charges apply for following claims)

    Case: STM ACE Vertical Impact 13" Black

    Cost: $420.00 inc GST

  • Auburn Youth Centre Workshops

    Auburn Youth Centre Workshops

    Auburn Youth Centre (AYC) provides free support and activities to young people living in and around the Cumberland Local Government Area. 

    • Lovebites
      • 2 three hour interactive education workshops on domestic, family violence and sexual assault
      • For students aged between 15 and 17
    • Rock & Water
      • Program runs for 1 hour and is for six weeks
      • Offers a framework of exercises and ideas to assist youth in development into adulthood
      • Increases self confidence, self-respect and body awareness
      • For students aged between 12 and 15
    • Drumbeat
      • Program runs for 1 hour and is for six weeks
      • Promotes social understanding and connection through a team drumming experience
      • For young people and adults
  • Auburn Youth Centre Program Term 1

    Auburn Youth Centre Program Term 1 (13th February - 7th April)

    Auburn Youth Centre (AYC) provides free support and activities to young people living in and around the Cumberland Local Government Area. 

    • Monday
      • Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
      • Location: Wyatt Park, Church Street Lidcombe
      • Main Activity: Cooking Program (Epic Meal Time)
    • Tuesday
      • Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
      • Location: Wyatt Park, Church Street Lidcombe
      • Main Activity: Boxing and Martial Arts (Strong Minds, Strong Bodys)
    • Wednesday
      • Time: 11:00am - 7:00pm
      • Location: Wyatt Park, Church Street Lidcombe
      • Main Activity: Music Program
  • Bush Bulletin Term 4 - 2016

    Welcome to 2017!

    Monday 30th January - School Reopens for Year 7, Year 11, Year 12 and any new students
    Tuesday 31st January - All students back to school

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


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

  • School Holiday Program 2016-2017

    School holiday programs across the Cumberland Area. 

    • Auburn Youth Council
      • Date: Monday 9th January - Friday 27th January
      • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
      • Location: 1 Susan Street, Auburn
      • Activities: Movies Marathons, Workshops, BBQs, Music Lessons
    • Granville Youth and Community Recreation Centre
      • Date: Monday 16th January - Friday 27th January
      • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
      • Location: 3A Memorial Drive, Granville
      • Activities: Movie Marathons, Sporting Clinics, BBQs, Music Lessons
    • Guildford Youth Centre
      • Date: Monday 16th January - Friday 27th January 
      • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
      • Location: Corner of O'Neill Street and Guildford Road, Guildford
      • Activities: Movie Marathons, Beach Excursions, BBQs, Music Lessons
    • Wentworthville Youth Centre
      • Date: Monday 16th January - Friday 27th January
      • Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm
      • Location: Dunmore Street, Wentworthville
      • Activities: Art Programs, Sporting Clinics, BBQs, Music Lessons

    For more information please click on the image for the full PDF document or contact the Cumberland Council.

  • NSWTF Stop Work Meeting

    Dear Parents and Caregivers,

    The New South Wales Teachers Federation has endorsed a state wide industrial stop work meeting on Thursday 8 December 2016. Some teaching staff from Homebush Boys High School will be attending this meeting in the morning.

    As this is the same day as our Annual Presentation Ceremony I am negotiating with the NSWTF to ensure some staff may have an exemption from the Stop Work Meeting to attend the school and Marie Bashir Public School Auditorium to ensure our Presentation Day which we have be planning for quite a long time can still go ahead.

    Therefore, Homebush Boys High School will be operational with minimal supervisionon Thursday 8 December 2016 from 8:30am to 10.00 am. There will be adequate supervision as planned to walk the boys to the venue from school as per our organisation which has previously been sent to you. There will be enough staff at the venue also for satisfactory supervision.

    Students will be dismissed from the venue as planned and previously notified in our letter regarding Presentation Day.

    Full staff supervision and Presentation Day activities will begin at 10.45 am on Thursday morning following the meeting.

    John G Kennedy