26 June 2017 Matina Shadwick | News | Whole School  

The fun and vibrant experience that Chinese culture brings to you.

  • Commenced May 2016
  • Used to run every Tuesday lunchtime in the Confucius Classroom
  • Recently changed to Monday lunchtime
  • Up to 30 students participate at a time
  • Competitions held every term
  • It’s an on-going activity..

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23 June 2017 Ibrahim Taha | News | Whole School  

Once again, Homebush Boys High School has displayed the beauty of its cultural diversity and inclusion with the successful Ramadan Iftar night.

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, who fast from dawn till sunset in order to learn self-discipline, self-restraint and patience. It also teaches empathy for the less fortunate. With many students partaking in this holy month, Homebush Boys accepts and acknowledges the beliefs of all. Every year, an Iftar (evening meal) is hosted where Muslims and Non-Muslims break bread, share a meal and unite as a school community. This experience of coming together is much needed in our time.

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22 June 2017 Joel Howard | News | Whole School  

It is a government requirement that students are attending school every day and are on time. Although most students at Homebush Boys High School have great attendance, there is a small cohort of students who are not meeting school and government expectations. If your child is late or absent, please notify the school with a note or doctor’s certificate explaining their absence on the first day of their return.

Notes are being sent home notifying parents and carers of students who are arriving at school late on a regular basis or who are not meeting the minimum attendance expectations.

If you need to discuss attendance or lateness please contact the Head Teacher Administrations at Homebush Boys High School on 9764 3611.

20 June 2017 Callum Alexander | News | Whole School  

HBHS’s annual CAPA Evening is this week, Thursday 22nd of June.

As always, this evening is a celebration of the hard work, dedication, persistence and, above all, creativity of our Students here at Homebush Boys.

A collection of student Art works will be on display from 5:30pm and a performance showcase will commence at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.

We hope to see you in attendance for what will surely be a highlight for the 2017 school year.

 

20 June 2017 Peter Wilson | News | Year 10  

On the 30th of May, United States Senator John McCain gave a lecture at the State Library. Two boys from Year 10, Leon Burfield and William Ma, went along with Mr Wilson to listen to Senator McCain’s lecture. The security at the state library was tight with many prominent politician figures such as former Prime Ministers John Howard and Bob Hawke attending the lecture.

Senator McCain was introduced by the NSW Premier, the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian where she praised the trade and investment relationship between the United States and Australia. Senator McCain gave a half-hour lecture with topics spanning from the increase in Chinese influence in the region and Australia’s alliance with the United States. The main points on his speech are to guarantee the Australian people that America will not embrace isolationism and that it will continue the security relationship between the two states. In his speech he touched upon the growing threat of the North Korean Missile program. China’s growing influence in the Asia Pacific region is keynote in his lecture where he criticized China for using its influence in trade and investment “as a tool to coerce its neighbours.”

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19 June 2017 Dominic Pich | News | Year 12  

On the 18th May, three Standard English classes attended the "Educating Rita Play" directed by Julie Baz at The Depot Theatre in Marrickville. Educating Rita was a sensation play which was both humourous and enlightening while also presenting a profound message on the power of education and individuality. The play presented an interesting commentary on the state of “what it means to be educated,” which particularly applied to the year 12 cohort as they are soon be facing life after school and making decisions on further education. The play was performed in a small auditorium where a definite sense of intimacy was felt between the audience and the performers due to the size of the room. The acting was spot on and the atmosphere was immersive giving the feeling like we were in the 80s. All in all it was a great day.

By Dominic Pich

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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