Tag: Bushy Boys

  • Vale Donald Talbot (1933 – 2020)

    Legendary swimming coach, Don Talbot passed away this week in Queensland. Donald Malcolm Talbot AO OBE was an Australian Olympic swimming coach and sport administrator. He coached national teams for Canada, the United States and Australia.

    Don grew up in Bankstown and attended Homebush Boys High School. After almost drowning as a child he took up swimming, becoming a teacher and swim coach. He started coaching in the 1950s, discovering John and Ilsa Konrads and coaching them to swimming success. He played a pivotal part in some of Australia’s most successful Olympic campaigns as head coach of the swim team. The International Swimming Hall of Fame member first took charge of Australia’s swim team in the 1960s and held official titles at seven Olympic Games. He also enjoyed stints with both Canada and the United States and was named the inaugural director of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1980. The master strategist returned as Australian swimming’s head coach in 1989, overseeing a resurgence that culminated in 18 medals – five of them gold – at Sydney’s 2000 Olympics. He was the coach of champions such as Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, and Susie O'Neill in Sydney, and oversaw the likes of Kieren Perkins in glorious campaigns at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. Talbot's Sydney 2000 campaign was highlighted by a boil over victory for Australian in the men's 4x100m relay, where Thorpe, Michael Klim, Ashley Callus and Chris Fydler beat the hotly-fancied USA team.

  • Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

    Year 12 graduations are momentous occasions for students, parents, caregivers and the community. As you are aware, due to COVID restrictions to parents attending school events, we cannot have parents on site for our Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. To enable parents, caregivers and the community to share in the Year 12 Homebush Boys High School Graduation we are live streaming the Graduation Ceremony.
    Our Year 12 students will be graduating this Wednesday 14 October 2020. The Ceremony will commence at 10:00 am. We invite all Homebush Boys High School Year 12 families to virtually attend the Graduation ceremony by the live stream link below:

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKAKV08aKi4​

    Parents/Carers can access this link now and it will show a countdown to the date and time of the event. Parents/Carers are advised to login 15 minutes before 10:00 am on Wednesday to ensure that there are no connectivity issues.
    Following graduation, the recording will be available for those parents who can’t watch the graduation live, and for students to view. We will provide more details as soon as this is available after the event.
     

  • Vale Arthur Summons

    Vale Arthur Summons

    13 December 1935 – 16 May 2020

    HBHS Alumnus – Class of ’52

    Arthur James Summons was an Australian representative rugby union and rugby league player, a dual- code rugby international fly-half or five-eighth. He captained the Australian National Rugby League team in five undefeated test matches from 1962 until 1964 and later also coached the side.

    Arthur was educated at Homebush Boys High School where he captained the school's first grade rugby union side. He also represented for the Combined High Schools team. Mr Summons won one of only Three School Blues awards where he was described as: “A brilliant leader and five-eighth. Possibly the finest all-round player to don a Homebush jersey.”

  • El-Hakim Brothers Reach High Slopes

    Aiden & Noah El-Hakim have been skiing for 10 years now. What started as a family get away each year, became a huge part of the El-Hakims’ lives for all 4 siblings (and mum & dad). Each year, they reside in Jindabyne, training 5 times a week, 6hours a day and home schooled on the other two days. During the season, they participate in several races. Their first races where Regional Interschool’s Races, racing under HBHS, whereby there were 3000 entries across all divisions. Aiden received a Gold Medal for Skier Cross and a 6th in Alpine Disciplines. Noah received a Gold in Both Skier Cross & Alpine Disciplines. These boys along with their 11 yr old twin siblings will now be racing in the States Competition and hopefully to Nationals in Mt Buller in Victoria. In addition, they will be attending Falls Creek in Victoria for Ski & SnowBoard Australia Races which is points based and used as a benchmark for Worldwide skiing.

  • Vale Adam Lees

    A message from Mr Daniel Lees and family:

    Thanks to all of the Homebush Boys students and staff who attended or who offered their support for Adam Lees.

    It was a special moment to see all of his peers on his final celebration.

    Please ask all students to stay safe and to strive to achieve there goals and dreams..... While having fun !!

    Thank you for everything from the entire Lees family.

  • White Bay Dreaming

    Former Homebush Boys High School’s, highly inspirational and talented, Year 12 Visual Arts student, Leandros Pandoulis, has been acknowledged yet again. He has been successful in having his Body of Work, White Bay Dreaming, grace the cover of the BOSTES, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, document. This complements his painting, White Bay Dreaming, being selected for the 2014, ARTEXPRESS exhibition, and the winning of the S&S Creativity Unlimited Award.

    Congratulations to Leandros Pandoulis. We are extremely proud of your achievements, both past and present. Homebush Boys High School thanks BOSTES, for acknowledging student talents publically.
     

  • Vale Phillip Hughes

    Vale Phillip Hughes. The Homebush BHS community is mourning the tragic loss of Bushie Boy Phillip Hughes. Phillip passed away after an accident on Tuesday playing cricket for South Australia against NSW at the SCG.

    Our thoughts are with his family and friends. In the picture Phillip is seen in the centre, surrounded by his Homebush team after a match in 2006. Click the picture for a larger image.

     
  • All the best to Bushie Boy Phillip Hughes

    The community of Homebush Boys sends our best wishes to Phillip Hughes and his family. The picture at right shows Phillip at cricket with fellow Bushie boy Shariful Islam as they wait to bat. Phillip played 26 tests for Australia and currently he is in St Vincent's hospital after being injured playing for South Australia against NSW at the SCG. Phillip graduated from Homebush in 2006.

  • Congratulations John Coates, IOC Vice-President

    John Coates was due to face Sami Moudallah in the ballot for vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, scheduled for Wednesday (AEST) but Moudallah withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday. Coates, 63, is the president of the Australian Olympic Committee who joined the IOC in 2001 after playing a key role in the bid and staging of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A former rower, he has been involved in Australia's Olympic Games teams since Montreal in 1976. Coates is also the president of the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS).  

    Born in Sydney, the son of a solicitor, John Coates was brought up in the Sydney suburb of Strathfield. He attended Homebush BHS. He was keen on sports at school, captaining a representative cricket XI. Later he took up rowing when the school introduced the sport in 1966, coxing the school's boats to victories over more experienced crews from established rowing schools at several regattas. John Coates embraced the traditions established by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern olympics. John believed in participation and he found Homebush allowed him to strive for excellence in sport and also in his academic endeavours.

    After leaving school he studied at the University of Sydney, and qualified as a solicitor. This legal background has enabled him to become one of the most successful sports administrators in the world.

    All the best to John Coates, an old 'bushy boy'.

  • Josh Hilliard - World Triathlon London 15 September 2013

    Good luck to Josh Hilliard in the World Triathlon Challenge in London next Sunday. This will be televised to a world wide audience and it is one of the elite events on the international sporting calendar.

    Josh graduated from Homebush in 2007 and is the son of well-known Deputy Principal Bill Hilliard, who retired from Homebush in 2011. Bill, a sports star and athlete in his own right, played rugby league professionally for Wests Magpies and Balmain Tigers, still teaches locally. Bill maintains close contact with the school and Homebush community.

    Best wishes to Josh from all of us here at the 'Bush.