18 October 2017 Ahmad Alameddine | News | Year 09  

During Term 3, on 7-9 August, a group of 32 Year 9 students had the privilege to attend the Snowy Mountains Camp for three days. On Monday we had to be at school at 6.00 pm sharp to depart to Canberra. At Canberra, we visited very memorable places like the Australian War Memorial, located opposite Parliament House. We had a very interactive experience learning using 3D video clips and observing the fascinating objects from WWI and WWII. We had a guided tour of many parts of Parliament House including the House of Representatives, Senate Chamber and Parliamentary exhibits. We also visited NASA-Deep Space Communication Network which was a very educational and enjoyable experience. We learned of the benefits of space exploration, new technologies and international cooperation. After all these places we visited all the boys were exhausted and but we very excited to ski the next day. On Monday night we arrived at the ski hire store and we were fitted out in ski gear. We then went to out lodges for the night.

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16 October 2017 The PBL Team | News | Whole School   Community  

As part of rejuvenating the school’s PBL matrix and values, the PBL Team introduced the Bush Boy Behaviour (BBB) awards early in term one this year. The staff and students have embraced this initiative to award positive behaviour and maintain our values across the school.

Data collected so far reinforce the success of the BBB Awards. Students have placed 5014 BBB awards in the Friday assembly raffle box. This equates to a weekly average of 179 BBBs. On Friday 24 March there were 324 BBBs in the box. This is the highest weekly contribution. As well, this has resulted in over 800 bronze awards awarded to the students during the past 3 terms.

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13 October 2017 Abderrahim Abbou | News | Year 12  

Congratulations to all the Prefects of 2017-2018. The student leaders have worked hard in their academic, sports, creative activities, outdoor education, responsibility in school and service learning. Furthermore, they have demonstrated excellence in their role of being responsible global citizens in wearing their school uniform with pride and taking responsibility for showing leadership and initiative in various school functions.

Being a prefect means providing leadership to the student body in the school, assisting teachers with various duties like the canteen and front gate duties, assisting in the organisation and running of various functions and actively participating in the development of school spirit and pride and upholding the traditions and values of Homebush Boys High School.

Prefects are to set an example at ALL times. They are ROLE MODELS to the rest of the school. Therefore they must uphold the HIGHEST standards at all times – Including uniform, adherence to school rules, effort, attendance, punctuality, attitude, respect, manners, motivation to work, taking initiatives etc.