05 November 2018 Cathryn Callaghan | P & C News | Community  

RE: Public Campaign for an upgrade to Homebush Boys High School - seeking your urgent support

HBHS Petition

The Department of Education has recently reviewed the school’s facilities and confirmed what many of us have known for some time – the facilities are too small, too old and ill-equipped in terms of size and design to support students, teachers and administrative staff.

The Homebush Boys High School P&C resolved at its September 2018 meeting to launch a public campaign to demand an urgent upgrade of the school. Our view is that politely waiting for our turn will leave us where we have been for some time – low on the Department’s priority list.

One of our key agreed strategies is to petition to the NSW Parliament.

The P&C has launched a petition that will be made to the Parliament by early November 2018.
For maximum impact the P&C aims to collect 10,000 signatures. While that is a big number we believe our large and energetic school community is up to the challenge. Friday November 9 is our deadline.
A minimum 10,000 signatures will show the NSW Government that we are deeply concerned about our school. A petition of this size will also require the Government to respond in the Parliament.

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30 October 2018 Brett Wilson | News | Year 10   Community  

From Monday 22nd of October to Friday 26th, twenty Year Ten students volunteered their time and energy to support over 6,000 NSW school aged children who attended the 2018 Invictus Games as part of the Education Project.

The Invictus Games are an international adaptive sports event for wounded, injured and ill active duty and veteran service personnel. This year saw over 500 competitors from 18 nations descend upon the Homebush precinct.

The aim of the Education Project was to highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country. The visiting school groups were able to hear from motivational speakers, participate in sports and activities and of course view the competitors in various sports.

During the daily programs the boys escorted groups to venues throughout Sydney Olympic Park. They also assisted the school groups as they participated in sports such as wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball. The boys were on hand to collect and distribute games passes, tickets and lunches and to assist with additional needs when required. They teamed with twenty volunteers from Strathfield Girls and began their day at 7:15 am. The official volunteer duties concluded at 2pm when visiting school groups completed their final activity.

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26 October 2018 Rashmi Singh | News | Year 07  

Year 7 had their year assembly on 17th October 2018. 

The school principal, Mr Elgood addressed the assembly and discussed the importance of being at the right place at the right time and doing the right thing. He also praised the Year 7s for taking pride in wearing correct school uniform.

The relieving deputy principal, Mrs Shadwick discussed the importance of “Respect” from the school SLR (Safety, Respect, Learning) matrix.

Mr Elgood handed out the Silver awards to the following students:

Daniel CHOE
Mohamed Anmar SHUKRY
Keerthan KOPPELA
Hridayesh NARVEKAR
Krishiv MANISH
Jaden LUU

Thanks to Tejvir AULAKH for running the assembly so efficiently.
Congratulations boys, Keep up the good work!