26 November 2018 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

On Saturday the 17th of November, I attended the Sydney Flight College Open Day at Bankstown Airport. I was greeted by a bunch of flight instructors upon entrance and shown around the venue. It consisted of a large office space and an open airfield with interior access to training aircraft as well as other aircraft owned by the college. There was also a free sausage sizzle which provided guests with a free lunch. I attended with my sister who acted as my personal photographer but she also helped me in obtaining information regarding courses and such.

The flight school could only be described as state-of-the-art with their own flight simulator and having previously flown at Soar Aviation in their Foxbat aircraft, I can confidently say my love for aviation has only since increased beyond a point I never thought it could.

I was allowed to hop in two of their planes and was also greeted to a 30 minute flight with an instructor to get a feel of the aircraft that I would be training in should I want to partake a pilot course with them in the future. One of my career goals is to obtain my commercial pilots license through a Diploma of Aviation and fly aircraft internationally and I feel as if the open day reinforced why I wanted to undertake this career path, as well as my love for planes.

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23 November 2018 Gyan Sahay | News | Whole School  

On the 9th of November 2018, Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls collaborated to create a unique and colourful dance item to perform in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

For the first time, interested students from both schools were given an opportunity to rehearse and perform a dance medley in the front of our school assembly. It was quite a daunting process. However, over time the fear of performing in front of a large audience faded and was replaced with feelings of pride and accomplishment, as all of the boys; learned the dance in and out every Monday and Friday for more than two months. The girls at SGHS helped us learn the dances which they choreographed based on our skills. Ms Sarkar, Ms Singh and Ms Sahay were a large part of the driving forces that made the event possible and they took time out of their busy schedule to help us.

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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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