20 March 2017 Matina Shadwick | News | Staff  

The female staff at Homebush Boys High School were presented with a special morning tea on Wednesday 8th March, courtesy of Mr Saber and his Year 10 Food Technology class. This was a surprise gesture in recognition for the contribution made by all female staff to the academic and wellbeing needs of all students. The following is a response by the Relieving Deputy Principal to Mr Saber acknowledging his efforts on International Women’s Day.

Dear Mr Saber,

On behalf of all the women who work at HBHS, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to you and your Year 10 class for providing such a beautifully presented and delicious morning tea. A true credit to you and the leadership you constantly provide for these students.

The ladies enjoyed this special treat on such an important date to make the significance women have made in our lives and in the workforce. It meant a lot to me as I'm sure it did for all other female staff.

 

 

 

17 March 2017 Matina Shadwick | News | Whole School  

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.

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15 March 2017 Ibrahim Taha | News | Sports  

On Tuesday 14th February Homebush Boys held the 72nd annual swimming carnival at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. It was an early morning start with students filling in the seats in the Aquatic Centre according to their houses. The seating was filled with a sea of house colours: Hayes (red), Vaughan (blue), Greening (green) and Howe (yellow). The competitive swimmers were warming up with stretches while the many spectators were finding seats and making themselves comfortable. The races kicked off and the whistles were blown. Every swimming lane was accompanied by volunteers in year 11 who were the timers. Teachers were scattered everywhere to ensure the smooth running of the event. As part of the year 12 tradition of “dressing up” to carnivals, there were a few highlights, in particular, a costume of Donald Trump which received some attention and Teletubbies.

The races were competitive and fun with long distance swims as well the 50 metre freestyle blue ribbon swim. Students who received ribbons wore them proudly, even standing up on the podium and photographs were taken professionally by Mr Letsios. The relay swimming races at the end attracted the attention of everyone in the grandstand including parents, many screaming and cheering for their houses.

Click here for the photos from the 2017 Swimming Carnival.

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14 March 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

Strathfield Council Youth Week 2017

When: Tuesday 4th April, 2017

Where: Strathfield Community Centre & Airey Park

Time: 3.00pm - 5:00pm

Featuring:

  • Bubble Soccer
  • Rock Climbing Wall

Presentations By:

  • Smiling Mind
  • NSW Fair Trading

For more information contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999

13 March 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

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.

10 March 2017 Abbou Abderrahim | News | Year 11  

Work Ready Program Reminder

Tuesday 14th March 2017 all Year 11 VET students period 2 to period 4.

The program is targeting all year 11 Vet students. It is a compulsory program. The students will develop all skills needed in the workplace, as they are having their work experience in different companies and organisations. This will enable them to be work ready and thrive whilst they are on their work placement. Any student who is absent on that day must report to Mrs Anton or Mr.Abbou for a catch-up session.

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08 March 2017 June Su | News | Year 11  

This year’s Philosophy is ‘Preparing for life beyond school.”

We wish you and your son a warm welcome to Year 11, 2017.

My name is Ms June Su in the LOTE Department (languages other than English) the year 11 Adviser and Mrs Rita Zammit, also in LOTE, is the Assistant Adviser. Should you need to discuss any matters relating to your son’s wellbeing please don’t hesitate to contact us on 9764 3611, leave a message with your return phone number if we are in class and we will return your call as soon as possible.

This year will be an even busier year for your sons in their academic endeavours, their sporting and extra-curricular commitments. Together we will ensure that it will be a fulfilling year and a happy one.

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08 March 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

Strathfield Council 2017 Youth Week Expo

When: Friday 31st March, 2017

Where: Strathfield Town Square

Time: 3.00pm - 5:00pm

Stallholders:

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

For more information contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999

06 March 2017 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Whole School  

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!  

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03 March 2017 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Year 07  

The camp at Fitzroy Falls was an amazing experience for not only the new Year 7 students but also for the staff. This was the first time the school camped at this site and the students were fortunate to have new tents when camping out at night. They enjoyed the wonderful activities that were on offer including abseiling, archery, camping out and damper making, mountain bike riding, archery, the giant swing, the Koori experience just to name a few.

 The Year 12 leaders were very mature and outstanding in their efforts to support students and staff throughout the camp experience. A big thank you to all the students.
I would like to thank the fantastic staff who attended and completed most, if not all, the activities with the students. Firstly thanks to Sharon Cuneen for organising the camp, John Kennedy, Jon Sculthorpe, Lara Hasham, Thomas Lee, Emily Yong, Kate Crosby, Nina Sing, Tham Sivasothy, Yasmine Manzalji, Michelle Countinho, Michael O’Connell and Michael Talarico. We all had a tiring but fulfilling camp experience.
 

All the photos from the Year 7 Camp have been uploaded onto the School's Facebook Page