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

01 March 2017 Kellie Whelan | News | Whole School  

As your child's primary school education is coming to a close, it is time to think about which school your child will attend next year.

Government schools are successful in preparing young people to lead full and satisfying lives, and to handle challenges of the contemporary world.

What are the benefits of public education?
  • High academic outcomes
  • Extensive curriculum opportunities
  • Quality teaching and learning
  • Strong values
  • Excellent student support

NSW government schools offer a variety of excellent programs and subject choices to meet the needs, interests and talents of all students. The different government schools options are outlined below.

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27 February 2017 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Year 07  

Year 7 meet the teacher afternoon for parents/carers and students.

Homebush Boys High School is hosting our annual Year 7 meet the teacher afternoon. This is an excellent opportunity for parents/carers to meet Year 7 teachers from every subject area and an opportunity to meet the Year 7 Advisor Ms Cuneen.

Our aim is to provide an informal meet and greet session for all students, parents and Year 7 teachers, in a friendly environment where there is an opportunity to interact and provide educational information.

When: Tuesday 28th February 2017

Where: Around the Fig Tree Area

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

For more information please contact Mrs Paleothodoros Deputy Principal on 9764 3611 (Ext 103).

 

27 February 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Whole School  

If you are a rugby union player who would like to play rugby with a team that is focused on continually improving and competing to the best of their ability. Join Briars Rugby.

Briars Rugby is home to players of all abilities and can cater to any level of experience.

The Club competes in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union Competition, which provides rugby competitors for a range of skill levels.

Where:  Cnr Ian Pde & Wellbank St, Concord, NSW 2137
 
When: Registrations open in February (Pre-season training starts on the 7th of February)
 
Cost: Under 21 (Colts) = $150 & Grade Players = $300
 

The 2017 Rugby Union competition season runs from April to September 

For more information visit www.briarssports.com.au or call (02) 9743 1907

24 February 2017 Audrey Juska | News | Whole School  

Growing up digital: Young people technology and mental health

A meeting of experts in online culture, digital media and youth mental health will explore how parents and community can act now to increase the mental health wellbeing of young people.

Who's on the panel?

  • Jono Nicholas: CEO of ReachOut Australia
  • Mia Freedman: Co-founder, Mamamia Women's Media Company and digital journalist
  • Samantha Yorke: Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google

Date: Tuesday 28th February 2017

Time: Doors open 5:00pm for a 6:00pm start

Venue: Lower Town Hall - Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street ( Entry via Druitt St)

Cost: Free

Tickets are limited so register now.

 
22 February 2017 Gina Sorensen | News | Whole School  


When: Wednesdays (1st March 2017 - 5th April 2017)

Time: 3:45pm - 5:30pm

Where: George Street Centre Burwood

About:

  • Self esteem
  • Body image
  • Ways to feel better about yourself
  • How to cope with stress

 

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on (02) 9744 1866

 

 
 
 
21 February 2017 John Kennedy | News | Whole School  

Symphonia Jubilate - 2017

Join Symphonia Jubilate in 2017 and have fun playing orchestral and popular music with other musicians in SJ Primo for high school students, SJ Secondo for Primary school students and SJ Pizzicato for beginner string students.

Next Rehearsal: 25th February  from 4:00pm - 6:15pm

Next Rehearsal Venue: Marie Bashir Public School

For more information please visit www.symphoniajubilate.com

 
 
 
 
20 February 2017 Lidia Budanovic | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School has launched an exciting new study skills program this year. We have subscribed to the Enhanced Learning Study Skills Handbook. This is a great online resource for students to address all their study skills issues and concerns, as well as learn new ways to improve students’ results at school. The handbook provides a huge amount of information for students with modules such as Time Management, Active studying, Preparing for exams and Avoiding distractions.

We aim to utilise the resources provided to deliver many of the modules across Years 7 - 12 in targeted study skills lessons throughout the year. The information will be tailored to suit the specific needs of our students.

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