13 February 2017 Kerrie Ray | News | Year 07  

Homebush Boys High School "Challenge & Growth" Adventure Camp. Introduction to Outdoor Education Orientation Camp Year 7 - 2017

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Venue: Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Center

Numer of Students: based on 170 Students & 20 Prefects

Date: 15th - 17th Feb 2017

Aim: Through the processes of Experiential Learning and using the Outdoors as a catalyst we aim to promote personal growth and group development  through the use of carefully controlled, challenging experiences. The  program is designed to develop a growing sense of competence in dealing  with the natural environment with a strong emphasis on safety. The program is challenging, combining physical and developmental activities  with the overall aim of enhancing the student's self-reliance, increasing their confidence in their own abilities and assisting them in learning to cooperate and work with others through controlled experiences.

Using the outdoors creates a great learning environment with this in perspective we deliver our programs based on the following priorities;-

  •  SAFETY being aware of one’s own safety and the safety of other members in the group.
  • To offer an ENJOYABLE experience, to feel really good about "oneself" and being with "others" in the group.
  • NEW EXPERIENCES, which in turn lead in to Learning Experiences
  • TRANSFERRING the experience, APPLYING to everyday life

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13 February 2017 Gina Sorensen | News | Whole School  

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

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09 February 2017 Gina Sorensen | News | Whole School  

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

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07 February 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Sports  

The school is holding its annual swimming carnival on Tuesday the 14th of February 2017. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at Homebush for our 72nd Swimming Carnival. Students will be able to use the most up-to-date equipment and compete in the actual pool that was used by competitors in the 2000 Olympic Games.

All students are expected to attend, either as spectators or participants. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the voluntary school fees. Students will be marked present before entering the Aquatic Centre based on Houses. Students are encouraged to wear clothing in their house colours or wear their school sports uniform.

Students are to make their own way to and from the venue. Rolls will be marked at 8.40 am just inside the main entrance. When marked present students are to go to their House Areas clearly marked with House Banners. At the end of the carnival, students will be marked off in their House Areas by their Roll Call teachers.

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16 January 2017 Kim Isgro-Attwood | News | Whole School  

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. 

19 December 2016 Dylan Kennerson | News | Year 11  

This term our year 11 multimedia class were invited to attend a masterclass at the Adobe Offices in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Our teacher Ms Dorman and my fellow class-mates were taken on an extensive tour of the stunning Darling Harbour offices which encompassed the entirety of the 27th floor and offered incredible 360 degree views of the city. We were introduced to several of the employees and were shown their exciting work-spaces, which included old-school gaming arcades, soft drink dispensers and mini golf! After the tour we were taken into a high-end conference room called The Nambucca Training Room. Here we were taught the software program Adobe Muse by Brett Kent (Adobe Education Leader) as well as how to make a short video with Adobe Premiere Pro. The workshop was very relaxed and fun as students utilised new information whilst eating an infinite supply of some delicious complimentary muffins! Most importantly we acquired important skills which will aid us in developing dynamic major projects for our upcoming HSC. Overall the experience was informative and fun as students fully embraced their time at the Adobe Offices.
 

16 December 2016 Emily Yong | News | Year 10  

On Monday 12th December, year 10 Elective History visited the Sydney Jewish Museum for an excursion as a part of their study of the Holocaust. The students met a holocaust survivor, Olga, aged 92, who shared her experiences at the concentration camp at Auschwitz. It was an emotional experience as she told us how Jewish people were persecuted in Europe and how she lost her family. She wanted to teach us that hate is a very strong word and we need to be more accepting of each other. We also looked at a temporary exhibition of letters that were sent to loved ones during the war and an exhibition on Anne Frank. It was a very moving experience and the students found it very emotional and educational. 

14 December 2016 Gina Sorensen | News | Whole School  

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.

 
12 December 2016 Prakash Innasi | News | Extra-Curricular  

ABW is a leading developer of business simulations for schools, tertiary institutions and the corporate sector. This program is being organised collaboratively every year between Homebush Boys High and the Strathfield Girls High School. This year, 52 boys from Homebush Boys High School participated and worked along with girls as a team. A total number about 230 students both girls and boys have participated and they were divided into 26 groups. ABW programs incorporate computer simulated business environments. In the safety of the virtual world, participants assume management roles in businesses and make decisions that affect business performance. Each group had to decide their General Manager and Managers for Operations, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources. Students have worked on the theme “Hospitality” and they learn to run a virtual hotel. It is amazing to see that our students have intesely engaged with their work the whole week and made so many invaluable decisions in relation to the issue of shares, dividend, assets, liabilities and so many other skills necessary to run a business as an entrepreneur. In addition to being savy business people, our boys have developed various 21st century learning skills such as communication, problem solving, analytical, teamwork and time management. These skills will allow the students to achieve academic success in their HSC as well as physical, social and psychological development.

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09 December 2016 Jonothan Sculthorpe | News | Year 10  

As part of the transition into Stage 6 PDHPE, a select group of year 10 students made the trip to UNSW to visit the Museum of Human Diseases.

Once there, the students were treated to an introduction like no other. After an explanation of the role of the museum, a few case studies were examined regarding human diseases. The finger of a man who died from Melanoma was passed around (in a case), followed by a plaque-clogged artery of a 47 year old smoker. The boys held up well to these confronting specimens.

The next two hours were spent by the group moving around the museum answering questions to a quiz on their phones. The interactivity allowed the boys to view and learn about a variety of diseases and conditions ranging from Diabetes, Heart Disease and Tuberculosis through to genetic disorders and victims of foul play. The specimens all came from people who kindly donated their bodies to science.

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