Tag: Bushy Boys

  • 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.

  • 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. 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.

     
  • 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.

  • 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'.

  • 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.