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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07 December 2016 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

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 supervision on 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


06 December 2016 Rebecca Legge | News | Sports  

The Homebush Boys 15’s Basketball team played the undefeated North Sydney Boys team this week. We were certainly the underdogs leading in to the game and had no expectation that the score would be so close. However, the boys really pulled together as a team. They defended exceptionally well, forcing errors and shots from outside. The boys kept the score tight throughout the game and, when they led during the final minutes, they had no intention of letting North Sydney come back. Daniel Dutton (team captain) scored a final basket in the last minute ensuring that North Sydney Boys’ chance to extend their winning streak in to next year was shattered. Congratulations on your win boys! I hope the great sportsmanship, teamwork and skill continues into early next year.


02 December 2016 Wilfred Knight | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School has long maintained a tradition of involving itself in various foundations and charities dedicated to supporting women, most recently Pink Ribbon Day and White Ribbon Day. Here at Homebush Boys we recognise the struggles of women throughout the world, and wish to pledge our support to those causes that endeavour to assist women, in order to honour the contribution females have made to our lives and the greater globe.

Pink Ribbon Day aims to raise donations for ongoing research into women’s breast cancer. Such an issue is recognised as significant and confronting by many at Homebush Boys, and some of us have felt the impact of this issue in the loss of a significant female in our lives. 

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30 November 2016 Geoffery Spotswood | News | Sports  

Homebush Boys completed a highly successful rugby season by winning the 15 Years Division of the Endeavour sevens Championships. Homebush entered 13 and 15 Years teams which were held at Foreshore Park, Sylvania.

15 Years Champions
Mr. Khurshed capped an outstanding coaching career with a dominating display, going through undefeated and beating De La Salle seven tries to one in the final. The team displayed high skill level, athleticism and game awareness but it was the ‘Khurshed’ experience which moulded the team into such a formidable outfit.

The team comprised mostly 14 year olds with the boys rising to the occasion and conquered all before them ‘Upright and Strong.”

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28 November 2016 Ibrahim Taha | News | Whole School  

The following is the speech read by Ibrahim Taha during our school assembly on White Ribbon Day 2016.

White Ribbon Day is greater than just pinning on a nice white ribbon or enjoying a sausage sizzle. The message of White Ribbon Day must be taken to every heart and put into practice in our everyday life.

The message of White Ribbon Day goes out to all the men, women and children caught up in the horrors of violence, that WE stand together and make a personal and school community commitment to oppose all forms of violence, and to use our voice of compassion, empathy and justice to break the silence of so many.

Violence against women occurs anywhere. It destroys the wellbeing, dignity and self-worth of our women, our mothers, sisters, and our colleagues.

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24 November 2016 John G Kennedy | News | Community  

We are delighted to invite you, your family and your students to an exciting upcoming event, the Human Appeal Int Australia's 25th Anniversary Family Day Out on Sunday 27 November 2016 at Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park.

Date: Sunday, 27th November 2016
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Picnic Area: Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park
Exhibition and Performances: Waterview Hall
Address: Bicentennial Drive, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Free

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21 November 2016 Anthony Lopes | News | Extra-Curricular  

A group of boys from our school took part in a two-day course which we attained our RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) and RCG (Responsible conduct of Gaming) licenses. The first day took part on the 16th of September at our school in the ILC. The first lesson was about the RSA qualification, which advised us on the responsibilities we will have and the type of jobs we can obtain by having this qualification. This was a very interesting course as it informed myself and my fellow students about how businesses are run when they are selling alcohol and the different types of alcohol that is sold in pubs. On the second day 17th of September the students who took part in the RSA license also took part in the RCG qualification at the Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL. Here we learnt how RSL and clubs are run, the responsibilities we have as individuals who work at RSL and pubs and also how we can help people who have a gambling issue.

By obtaining the accreditation it widens our job opportunities to work at restaurants, clubs, pubs, bars and liquor stores where alcohol is sold and served.

It was a great opportunity to gain new skills that will make us employable.

We’d like to thank Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL for training us and Mrs Anton with her organisation of this event.