17 February 2017 Peter Wilson | News | Community  

All parents and carers are invited to the first Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting for 2017. The P&C is an organisation dedicated to enriching the educational experience of our children and fostering a sense of community, assisting the school in providing:

  • ​feedback on school policies
  • additional resources to be used to enhance student learning
  • parents and carers with opportunities to be involved in their child’s education

Where: Homebush Boys High School, Staff Common Room

When: Tuesday - 21/02/2017 at 7pm

All Welcome! 

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15 February 2017 Matina Shadwick | News | Community  

Homebush High School Open Day for Year 7 - 2018

When: Tuesday 7th March 2017

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Where: Homebush Boys High School, Bridge Rd, Homebush

Please arrive by 9:15am

 

All Welcome! 

 

For more information please enquire with our Deputy Principals on (02) 97643611. 

Mrs. Anna Paleothodoros (Deputy Principal) Ext 103

Mrs. Matina Shadwick (Relieving Deputy Principal) Ext 102 

15 February 2017 Ramana Kirubagaran | News | Whole School  

We have completed negotiations and are partnering with Asus and JB-Hifi to again provide the best value for money. The cost of the device is now $420.00 inc GST payable to front office as soon as possible. We have done a bulk order for the devices and will be receiving the chrome books in the near future. Priority for this order will be given to those that have paid last year. We have ordered extra devices and will able to provide chromebooks if the school was to receive the payments here on. 

Device: Asus C202SA

Accidental Damage Protection: 2 Years ADP - First Claim: $0 Excess (charges apply for following claims)

Case: STM ACE Vertical Impact 13" Black

Cost: $420.00 inc GST

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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

Please click on the image for the full information letter.

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.