11 September 2019 Cheiban Elaro | News | Whole School  

Semester 1 Blue and Maroon Awards have been decided and it’s time to celebrate the students’ application and effort.

The awards are derived from the work ethics and application according to the reports each semester. This is the second semester that students’ consistent effort and application have been recognised and rewarded at Homebush Boys.

It is very pleasing to see that there is an increase in the number of students receiving these awards. This is also a strong indication that the students are embracing these awards and trying their hardest in all their classes.

And remember students, you don’t need any ability or special talent to apply yourself to the best of your ability in every lesson. Everyone can choose to do their best.

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09 September 2019 Louise Symonds | News | Year 08   Year 09   Year 10  

NSW School of Languages offers enrolment in the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Modern Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

NSW School of Languages caters for students in Years 9 to 12 who attend a NSW or ACT Government or non-Government school which does not offer one of the above languages. Any students in Years 8 or 10 wishing to enrol to study a language not offered at Homebush Boys High should see Ms Symonds in the History Staffroom for an enrolment application.
Application closing date: 13th November 2019.

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06 September 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 09   Year 10  

On the 23rd July 2019, a group of Year 9 and 10 students had the opportunity to visit the Sydney Startup Hub near Wynyard Station to attend a STEM course. The Startup Hub was filled with innovative people who were trying to start their own business with the help of professional business owners. These young owners had to find a niche market to launch their experimental ideas. The Startup Hub is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and can occupy up to 2500 people.

At the Sydney Startup Hub, we were given a lecture on starting up a business, career or job. The lecturers there were very thoughtful in educating us on what to do when we leave school or university. Following that, we were taken on a tour of the Sydney Startup Hub. At the hub, there we visited a coworking space called Fishburners. It is a non-for-profit organisation that is committed to creating startups in Australia which are got to do with technology. This is done through creativity, connection and collection to support. A generous university student gave us a tour of the Fishburners facility, explaining everything in detail and in a willingness to upskill young people. Following the fishburners, we visited the studio and cafe. At the studio, we got to visit a green screen and were told how it worked, we then visited a music production studio, one of the rooms were eerily quiet due to the acoustic studiofoam, and in the other room, all the sounds were heightened and made louder so that during production, all the singing and instruments are heard so that every aspect of the song is perfect. The studio also had its fair share of creators and new business owners.

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