02 May 2019 Lara Hasham | News | Community  

In the morning of Thursday the 28th of April, Peter Vlahos, Sumedha Habakkala Hewage and I (Andy Georgiou) had the honour of attending the Anzac Memorial Service titled ‘Coming Home’, located within Davey Square  Reserve, Strathfield. The basis of such was directed towards the thousands of men and women who heroically risked their life for the greater good of Australia. Fundamentally, the Memorial Service provided historical context, statistics, and stories of our ANZACs which illustrated the horrid, yet heroic human experiences that either physically, and/or mentally dehumanized far too many innocent lives.

Although the Memorial Service further highlighted the harrowing realities of war, it also demonstrated the Australian identity of mateship, courage, and perseverance that the ANZACs valiantly carried with them. Throughout the ceremony, everyone ultimately reiterated a constant motif, that we all should be privileged and honoured to be part of this auspicious country. For us three proud and privileged prefects of Homebush Boys, it was an honour to have met, learned and listened to the many past and present men and women who have served our country, as without the everlasting ANZAC spirit, Australia would cease to exist as it does today. Lest We Forget.
 
Written by Andy Georgiou Yr 12
29 April 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Community  

In the early hours of the morning on Thursday 25th April 25, 2019, the Prefect team attended the Burwood ANZAC Commemorative March and Dawn Service. The theme of the service was ‘Coming Home” where we paid a special tribute to all men and women who served in all wars, as well as those who continued to battle the effects of the war long after they returned home.

At 6:00 am, the Prefect team led by the School Captain, Charles McLean, Vice-Captain, Michael Lopes, Senior Prefect, Shahi Uddin and the Prefect Coordinator, Mrs P Duch marched with the ex-servicemen and women and the community commencing at the corner of Church Street and Burwood Road. After, we proceeded to the Memorial Arch in Burwood Park where the solemn Dawn Service began at 6:30 am. Taking part in the Dawn Service, Charles MacLean and his Prefect team participated in the Wreath Laying Ceremony on behalf of Homebush Boys High School.

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19 April 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

Another term has passed, tucked under the belt of all students and staff. Particularly all of Year 12, who are one term closer to the Trials, the HSC, and ultimately the end of their high schooling career to begin a new chapter in life. Many things have happened during this term, notably many Prefect events and initiatives that the school has beared witness. To mark the closure of this term, here are a few things that have happened over the last term.

To start of the term, the Prefects organised a barbeque for the Perfect afternoon tea. Hosting other school Prefects to collaborate and compare, gaining new ideas for school initiatives and meeting many new people. As the term progressed, the Prefects were a part of the SRCs, Anti-Bullying barbeque and the World's Greatest Shave, which were hugely successful. As the term drew to a close, the Prefect put together a Trivia Lunch, were student from all years signed up and participated in a much anticipated competition to win grand rewards. The student response for this event was astounding, with all available positions in the competition taken up by students from all years. Thank you to all the students who participated, and congratulations to the winners.

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