17 December 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 11  

On Tuesday 10th December, Peter Smith and I had the pleasure of escorting Jason Qian who was nominated as being the most outstanding Year 11 student. The process involved sitting with their Year Adviser Christopher Burke, to select the top 15 students of the Year 11 cohort and then to provide them the opportunity to be interviewed and present their portfolio / resume to us. The candidature was very impressive and the competition was fierce. In any event Jason rightfully received the nomination. This award will allow Jason automatic entry into Western Sydney University, he will be given a $500 grant for 2020 and a conditional scholarship valued at $20,000 as well as being part of the Western Sydney University Academy. Students with an ATAR of 90 and over are invited to be part The Academy to be mentored and given leadership opportunities from people in industry.

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16 December 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

The Homebush Boys Prefects of 2019/20 have taken the initiative to create an Instagram page to advertise and promote prefect run events or competitions. This Instagram page will be public allowing students, parents and the members of the community to view activities taking place within the school grounds.

This Instagram page will be monitored constantly to ensure the safety and wellbeing off all students, parents and all who visit the page.

To follow our page, simply search up '@hbhsprefects' into the search bar and press the blue follow button. Or you can scan the Instagram nametag through your Instagram account to follow the account (name tag can be found in the attached picture).

If you have any enquires or questions feel free to talk to any of the prefects and we will be more than happy to help.

13 December 2019 Rashmi Singh | News | Year 08  

What an amazing day at the charming Strathdale Nursing Home!

To spread the Christmas cheer and put a smile on some wonderful elderly faces, a group of year 8 boys visited Strathdale Nursing Home at Strathfield. We boys walked with our Year Adviser, Mrs Singh and gave the residents a heartfelt beautifully written Christmas cards and some confectionery (Candy Canes, Korean Lollies and Chocolates).

We were pleased to see the positive reactions of the residents. They were extremely happy to receive the cards and were really excited to eat the confectionery. As we walked around the premises, we greeted the residents and conveyed our kind wishes on the festive occasion of Christmas. We all made small chat with them and got to know them. All of the residents were extremely grateful to be visited and be wished a Merry Christmas. As we were leaving, one lady gave us a box of chocolates and a little thank you message to thank us all for our visit. It was a very touching moment. We realised that some of the residents were quite surprised to have visitors over as no one ever visits them.

When we left, we realised how just a little card and a lolly could change a frown to a smile and bring so much joy in some lonely hearts. We felt that every deed no matter how small could make a difference. Everybody needs a gift for Christmas, no matter how little.

Year 8s