21 November 2018 Emily Yong | News | Year 09   Year 10  

On October 29th, 11 students attended the Sydney Story Factory in Parramatta (A. Hossaini, L. Goyal, N. Michael, D. Heng, V. Vinayagamoorthy, Y. Thayaparan, L. Yunus, D. Krisnapalan, G. Deepa Kumar, D. Q Mai and B. Maaliki). This writing workshop provided the opportunity for students to engage in writing poetry and explain what it means to be human. Each student worked with a volunteer and created several poems which were read aloud and recorded to accompany a video of each students’ face. Each of their poems have also been compiled into a booklet for each student to keep. The poems and video were honest and creative, making me very proud as a teacher at Homebush Boys High School. Thanks again to the Sydney Story Factory for making this possible. Below are some of their reflections of the day.
By Ms Yong

Last year’s November was me scooping ice-cream straight out of a two-litre box and watching ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ non-stop. How pathetic was that?

But this year started with a good note when our Sydney Story Excursion began. The newly erected centre in Parramatta beamed Tokyo-neon coolness. And because I was a hormonally instable 16-years-old kid, I was intrigued. Mr Short, our workshop’s facilitator welcomed us in. Not only so, the room was warmed with the help of a team of devoted volunteers (please remember me, Mr John in the green shirt that films professionally).

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19 November 2018 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

On the 2nd of November, the new prefects of Homebush Boys High School, led by Charlie McLean and Michael Lopes, attended the National Young Leaders Day in Darling Harbour, held by Halogen in the Australian Convention Centre. It was not just our school that attended, but many schools throughout the region of NSW. The conference was a day for the prefect body to learn priceless skills regarding leadership, patience, initiative, perception and attitude, just to name some.

The day started with the prefect body travelling together into Darling Harbour. We meet Mrs. Duch, our Prefect Coordinator, and the convention started soon after arriving. We saw many other schools, such as Strathfield Girls High School, our sister school, also attend and participate in the convention. The centre was filled with many school student leaders eager for the day ahead of us. The conference started from 9:15 am, which was session one was planned to begin and would continue till 2:30 pm. In that time, the prefect body have learnt valuable skills and be able to use them in the year to come, in our time as prefects.

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16 November 2018 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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