16 June 2017 Emily Yong | News | Whole School  

National Reconciliation Week runs annually from the 27th of May to the 3rd of June. Reconciliation Week helps to celebrate and build respectful, united relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and other Australians. Reconciliation is a national journey, one walked by every single person in Australia, and every single person’s efforts count.

This year is particularly significant as we reflect on two historic anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s journey, to continue to walk the path of unity and respect.

Saturday the 27th of May, marks exactly 50 years since the historic 1967 Referendum, a defining event in our nation’s recent history, which proposed changes to the Australian Constitution to grant Aboriginal peoples the same civil rights as other Australians. The Referendum was supported by all political parties and 90% of Australians voted for change in order to make Australia a fairer place. The Referendum meant that Aboriginal people became part of the Australian census and the Federal government could begin to make laws to ensure improved rights for Aboriginal people. 

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14 June 2017 Manjeet Kaur | News | Year 08  

On Thursday 25th May, 8A, 8B, 7A and 7B Maths classes attended Inquisitive Minds’ workshop in the hall. Inquisitive Minds’s partners with MANSW (The Mathematical Association of NSW) to challenge students via workshops which incorporate hands on lessons, activities and competitions. These workshops are designed to improve student’s attitude and performance in Mathematics. It helps students to think “outside the box”. The workshop presented the students with a fantastic variety of mathematical challenges which kept them engaged and motivated throughout.

M.Kaur

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13 June 2017 Matina Shadwick | News | Sports  

Year 11 and 12 students have been issued with the following letter to clarify our School policy regarding Student Travel to Sport.

The Homebush Boys High School Sports Policy 2017 clearly states that “walking/public transport/organised school bus are the ONLY forms of transport to and from sport. Students are NOT to drive and/or be a passenger in their private vehicle or someone else’s vehicle when travelling to and from sport”.

Student behaviour and travel to sport is also addressed in the School’s Safety. Learning and Respect framework and in our 2017 Bushy Boys behaviours.

Additionally, our student insurance policy does not cover student drivers and their passengers for travel to and from sporting venues in private vehicles.

If you or your son have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Paleothodoros (Rel Principal), Mrs Shadwick (Rel Deputy Principal) or Mr Carrozza (Sports Coordinator) on 97643611.

07 June 2017 Ben & Calvin | News | Sports  

On the 19th of May, 11 passionate volunteers from Homebush Boys High School went to the St Annes Athletics Carnival at Campbell Oval. We ran several activities and events for the students of St Annes that involved: chicken races, basketball and skipping games, mini hurdles, shotput, tunnel ball and relays. We gained strong leadership, communication and management skills. The experience enriched our outlook into our local community and enhanced the opportunity for us to network with the local schools in the area.  This event gave us the opportunity to partake in a fun day with the students of St Annes. We encouraged, motivated and inspired the students to get involved with the activities and to try their hardest.

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06 June 2017 Jon Sculthorpe | News | Year 10  

Parents of year 10 are invited to the 2018 Stage 6 Subject Selection Evening on Thursday 8th June. The evening will provide an outline of the Stage 6 subject selection process and requirements. Each faculty will provide a short presentation regarding their courses and parents will be given the opportunity to ask questions to the faculty representatives. A booklet containing course information will be distributed to each family.

What: Stage 6 Subject Selection Evening
Who: Parents of Year 10 2017
When: Thursday 8th June 2017
Time: 5.30pm- 8.30pm
Where: Homebush Boys HS Hall 

05 June 2017 Nathan Au | News | Year 10  

During Term 1, a group of Homebush Boy High School Year 10 students consisted of Patrick Anderson, Nathan Au, Bryan Dao, Justin Thai, Victor Lam, Eric Su, Jay Klaithin and Joshua Ung travelled to Kirribilli Neighbourhood centre at Milsons Point to work at a café as a part of Youth Taster Program, connected with TAFE.

When we arrived we would be split into 2 teams. One which worked in the kitchen and the other that did drinks or serving the public. During the end of the day we would help pack up and get everything ready for the next set of students to arrive on Tuesday.

During the course we were challenged to do various tasks that are applicable to working in a normal café. Such tasks included working as a waiter, cooking in the kitchen to prepare food and putting our barista skills into practice by making many hot beverages.  

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02 June 2017 Cheiban Elaro | News | Extra-Curricular  

On Friday, 19th May, Charlie Mclean and Tobias Buckley, two outstanding speakers in the recent John Symonds Public Speaking Competition, competed against several other schools in our Zone for the coveted local final of the Plain English Speaking Competition at Strathfield Girls High School. 

Students were required to deliver an 8 minute prepared speech as well as a 3 minute impromptu speech with 3 minutes of preparation time.

Both the boys presented extremely motivating speeches but they were pitted against students who were in Year 11 and 12, some of whom were studying Extension English.  Both our boys are in year 10. Taking part in this competition has no doubt given them the necessary experience to progress to the next level next year.  Great effort lads!

The Junior Legacy competition will be held at Sefton High on Wednesday, 26th July. The boys are undergoing vigorous training for this during lunch times. We wish them every success.

31 May 2017 Khushal Dogra | News | Extra-Curricular  

The annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) was held on Saturday, 20 May, at NSW Parliament House. Our school was represented by members of the Year 11 debating team, comprising Charles Prentice, Fawad Faheem and, myself, Khushal Dogra. Nineteen teams from various schools, each represented a nation, took part in a mock General Assembly to discuss issues relevant to the United Nation’s global interests. We were assigned the Republic of Uganda.

We were given UN resolutions pertaining to global issues to debate and vote either in favour of or against. The resolutions were debated amongst the teams and each team expressed their allocated country’s stance on the resolutions. The resolutions regarded violence against women, the death penalty, the definition of gender and organ donation.

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29 May 2017 Michael Jackson | News | Sports  

On the 28th of April, Homebush Boys High School hosted the annual 2017 Athletics Carnival held at Sydney Olympic park. A great day to see the four houses Vaughan, Hayes, Greening and Howe cheering and supporting the competitive athletes whilst plenty of volunteers maintained their role and supported students to take part and represent their colours. All students once again had the opportunity to use state of the art facilities on the track used by Olympians during the Sydney Olympics. 

Throughout the day we witnessed many close races, long throws and jumps and a lot of healthy competition. It was great to see many boys demonstrating ‘Bushy Boys’ pride by having a go or cheering their mates on.

Thankfully the weather was beautiful, the majority of the school students attended and was very well behaved. I thank the house captains and vice captains for contributing and the organisers.

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26 May 2017 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

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