16 September 2013 Fiona Murray | News | Extra-Curricular  

The Bushy Boys celebrated  Multicultural Day on the 23rd August 2013 under warm but windy conditions. Setting up the displays of country flags under the arches was an interesting exercise for the boys with several countries doing their very best to break free and fly away.

The SRC boys and other helpers set up tables and laid them with tempting treats from many parts of the world. The delicious food supplied by parents of the school and the hospitality department consisted of things like yummy butter chicken, lasagne, samosas, noodles, good old Aussie 'snags' in a roll, lamingtons, gelato, Greek crescent biscuits and much more..

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15 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

Friday 13 September was a day to remember. Dicko and Sarah brought the community together for a great community event. Not only did the students, staff and parents share an outstanding barbecue courtesy of IGA, but one of our favourite sons, test cricketer, Mitchell Starc joined us to chat with the students and staff, as well he signed countless shirts, cricket bats, balls, and iPods for the adoring fans.

2UE also brought their targeted charity, the Guide Dogs along with some very cute puppies and Apprentice Power were there in force to guide our students in pathways to a trade career. One of the parents won $954 in a raffle draw just for attending.

Homebush Drum Band and Orchestra showed their talents and if you missed the day catch up by following the blog at 2UE. Just click HERE.

Thanks to all involved.

12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Bushy Boys  

John Coates was due to face Sami Moudallah in the ballot for vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, scheduled for Wednesday (AEST) but Moudallah withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday. Coates, 63, is the president of the Australian Olympic Committee who joined the IOC in 2001 after playing a key role in the bid and staging of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A former rower, he has been involved in Australia's Olympic Games teams since Montreal in 1976. Coates is also the president of the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS).  

Born in Sydney, the son of a solicitor, John Coates was brought up in the Sydney suburb of Strathfield. He attended Homebush BHS. He was keen on sports at school, captaining a representative cricket XI. Later he took up rowing when the school introduced the sport in 1966, coxing the school's boats to victories over more experienced crews from established rowing schools at several regattas. John Coates embraced the traditions established by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern olympics. John believed in participation and he found Homebush allowed him to strive for excellence in sport and also in his academic endeavours.

After leaving school he studied at the University of Sydney, and qualified as a solicitor. This legal background has enabled him to become one of the most successful sports administrators in the world.

All the best to John Coates, an old 'bushy boy'.

12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

As part of Back2School at Homebush 2UE's partner and sponsor IGA is offering a 10% discount voucher to shoppers at IGA Homebush.

Just click the image to downloadf a pdf document which you can print out and take to the IGA shop.

12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

2UE’s Dicko and Sarahare broadcasting their Breakfast Show live from Homebush Boys High School on Friday, September 13.

Thanks to our major sponsors Apprentice Power, Dicko and Sarah are visiting a different school in Sydney every month and this month it’s your turn!

Get ready Homebush Boys High because Dicko and Sarah will broadcast live 5.30am – 8.30am!

Get to the school early to enjoy a scrumptious BBQ Breakfast from IGA and Supa IGA.

Apprentice Powerwill be on site to answer any questions you or your parents might have about their services. You can also learn more about Apprentice Power here: www.apprenticepower.com.au

And if all that wasn’t enough, tell your parents they can win $954 cash on the day just for turning up! That’s right; any current Homebush Boys High School parents that attend the outside broadcast are eligible to win. Parents must attend, anytime from 5.30am, to fill an entry form and must be present at the time of the draw at approx. 8am to claim the prize. (NB: Only one entry per person).

It’s going to be a big morning with lots of activities and special guests… so support your local school this Friday, September 13 with Radio 2UE 954.

 

12 September 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Bushy Boys  

Good luck to Josh Hilliard in the World Triathlon Challenge in London next Sunday. This will be televised to a world wide audience and it is one of the elite events on the international sporting calendar.

Josh graduated from Homebush in 2007 and is the son of well-known Deputy Principal Bill Hilliard, who retired from Homebush in 2011. Bill, a sports star and athlete in his own right, played rugby league professionally for Wests Magpies and Balmain Tigers, still teaches locally. Bill maintains close contact with the school and Homebush community.

Best wishes to Josh from all of us here at the 'Bush.

09 September 2013 Joanna Chan | News | Year 12  

Youth Awards Presentation 1The Rotary club seeks to identify involved, concerned young people of all round ability, already embarked upon community interests and conscious of opportunities to participate in a wide range of interest groups. For the past 32 years the Rotary recognises these young people by providing opportunities such as RYPEN leadership camp, INTERACT club and ROYA.

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02 September 2013 Suzi Milovanovic | News | Community  

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. 

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26 August 2013 Fiona Murray | News | Whole School  

The Inner West Teachers Association invites you to a forum for parents, teachers and community members on the NSW GONSKI Agreement.

Thursday 29th August 2013

7.00pm

Strathfield Town Hall

65 Homebush Road, Strathfield

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20 August 2013 Jonothan Sculthorpe | News | Sports  

Adam Yoon & Ben NguyenPerfect running conditions welcomed several of our students, teachers and other Homebush associates to this year’s City to Surf. Beginning at Hyde Park in Sydney’s CBD, the young men (some not so young) ran the 14km track to the iconic Bondi Beach.

There was a bit of worry at the start for some as the bag drop off time came and went, leaving some runners with a handful of gear, rather than having it stowed safely in the back of a truck to be transported to Bondi for pick up at the finish. This was soon rectified and the nervous lads waited for the start.

Down William Street, past the Coke sign and over to the coast, 85000 humans made their way to Bondi in an effort to beat their best time or establish a bench mark for later years. At the 6km mark, Heartbreak Hill loomed. For over 1km the crowd climbs up wards before the course flattens out. However, with legs hurting from this major climb, the organisers placed several smaller hills between the runners and the finish.

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