Tag: Community

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where:Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 18th June, 2019, 6:30pm

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • The Annual Report for 2018 is provided to the community of Homebush Boys High School as an account of the school's operations and achievements throughout the year. It provides a detailed account of the progress the school has made to provide high quality educational opportunities for all students, as set out in the school plan. It outlines the findings from self-assessment that reflect the impact of key school strategies for improved learning and the benefit to all students from the expenditure of resources, including equity funding.

    Please click on the image to view the "2018 Annual Report"

    For previous editions of the Annual Report, click on the link below or click on "Annual Reports" link under the "School" menu at the top of this page.

    https://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school/annual-school-report

     

  • Last weekend approximately 70 of our students gave up their time to support the Red Shield Appeal and made a remarkable contribution to the charity. These boys represented themselves beautifully and modelled what it means to be socially just in a fantastic manner. The bushy boy message spoke loudly and clearly.

    Please note the contributions made and some of the comments made from the public.

    The "on the day" donations totalled $14,810 - and with various static collections during the previous week we raised a total of in excess of $23,000.

    Your students looked very smart in their uniforms - and were a credit to their school. I received numerous comments, from the drivers, saying how courteous and polite the lads were - one lady said "they were a credit to their school".

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 21st May, 2019, 7:00pm 

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 19th March, 2019, 7:00pm 

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 19th February, 2019, 7:00pm 

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 27th November, 2018, 7:00pm 

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • RE: Public Campaign for an upgrade to Homebush Boys High School - seeking your urgent support

    HBHS Petition

    The Department of Education has recently reviewed the school’s facilities and confirmed what many of us have known for some time – the facilities are too small, too old and ill-equipped in terms of size and design to support students, teachers and administrative staff.

    The Homebush Boys High School P&C resolved at its September 2018 meeting to launch a public campaign to demand an urgent upgrade of the school. Our view is that politely waiting for our turn will leave us where we have been for some time – low on the Department’s priority list.

    One of our key agreed strategies is to petition to the NSW Parliament.

    The P&C has launched a petition that will be made to the Parliament by early November 2018.
    For maximum impact the P&C aims to collect 10,000 signatures. While that is a big number we believe our large and energetic school community is up to the challenge. Friday November 9 is our deadline.
    A minimum 10,000 signatures will show the NSW Government that we are deeply concerned about our school. A petition of this size will also require the Government to respond in the Parliament.

  • From Monday 22nd of October to Friday 26th, twenty Year Ten students volunteered their time and energy to support over 6,000 NSW school aged children who attended the 2018 Invictus Games as part of the Education Project.

    The Invictus Games are an international adaptive sports event for wounded, injured and ill active duty and veteran service personnel. This year saw over 500 competitors from 18 nations descend upon the Homebush precinct.

    The aim of the Education Project was to highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country. The visiting school groups were able to hear from motivational speakers, participate in sports and activities and of course view the competitors in various sports.

    During the daily programs the boys escorted groups to venues throughout Sydney Olympic Park. They also assisted the school groups as they participated in sports such as wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball. The boys were on hand to collect and distribute games passes, tickets and lunches and to assist with additional needs when required. They teamed with twenty volunteers from Strathfield Girls and began their day at 7:15 am. The official volunteer duties concluded at 2pm when visiting school groups completed their final activity.

  • All prospective parents of students in Year 7 - 2019 are invited to our Year 7 Orientation Day.

    When:Tuesday 4th December, 2018

    Time: 9.30am to approximately 12.30pm

    Where:Homebush Boys High School Hall

    Information regarding this day will be posted out to Year 7 2019 families at the end of this month.

    Any questions in regards to the day, please call the school and speak to our Enrolment Officer, Mrs Kellie Whelan (Ph: 9764 3611).

  • All parents and cares are invited to our School's P & C Meeting. The P&C is an organisation dedicated to enriching the educational experience of our children and fostering a sense of community, assisting the school in providing:

    • Feedback on school policies
    • Additional Resources to be used to enhance student learning
    • Parents and Carers with opportunities to be involved in their child's education

    Where: Homebush Boys High School, Staff Common Room

    When: Tuesday  23rd October 2018 at 7pm

  • In the two years since he came to Sydney from Hanoi, Vietnam, Duy Quang has become a highly respected leader in the local community. An avid volunteer, the 16-year-old Homebush Boys High School student has earned praise for his compassionate and giving nature, and become an exceptional role model for other students. Duy Quang teaches English to younger students, assists Year 7 students via the Peer Support Program, and has been instrumental in the recently formed Social Justice Club, which sees students advocate and fundraise for important issues such as gender equality and refugee rights. The broader Homebush community has benefited from Duy Quang’s participation in the NSW State Conference for UN Youth Australia, his volunteer work at the local Salvos Store, and his work with the Interact Club, a school-based Rotary club that helps with community fundraising initiatives. In his spare time, the Year 10 student loves to practice his art and photography. “I think every small moment in life is captivating, and I want to capture them,” he says.

    To read the full press release article head to https://www.study.sydney/news-and-stories/news/finalists-announced-for-2018-nsw-international-student-awards

  • All parents and cares are invited to our School's P & C Meeting. The P&C is an organisation dedicated to enriching the educational experience of our children and fostering a sense of community, assisting the school in providing:

    • Feedback on school policies
    • Additional Resources to be used to enhance student learning
    • Parents and Carers with opportunities to be involved in their child's education

    Where: Homebush Boys High School, Staff Common Room

    When: Tuesday  18th Septemeber 2018 at 7pm

    Topic: Public Campaign Proposal for Improved School Facilities

    All welcome.

    For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Transport for NSW is upgrading electrical infrastructure in and around Homebush Station. This upgrade is part of the Power Supply Upgrade Program, which is designed to meet expected power requirements for Sydney’s future rail network and new fleet of air conditioned trains.

    Temporary road closure Bridge Road – 12 Sept to 14 Sept, 2018

    From 10am Wednesday 12 September to 3pm Friday 14 September Bridge Road will be closed to traffic between Loftus Crescent and The Crescent, Homebush. This closure is necessary to trench across the road and install underground power cables. 

    Traffic delays may be experienced on Loftus Crescent, The Crescent and adjacent streets.

    Local traffic that usually cross Bridge Road will be detoured via Subway Lane. Please click on the image and see map on page 3 for more information.

    Oversized and high vehicles will need to follow the detour routes via Parramatta Road, Centenary Drive, Arthur Street, Hume Highway and Burwood Road.

  • All parents and cares are invited to the our School's P & C Meeting. The P & C is an organisation dedicated to enriching the educational experience of our children and fostering a sense of community, assisting the school in providing:

    • Feedback on school policies
    • Additional Resources to be used to enhance student learning
    • Parents and Carers with opportunities to be involved in their child's education

    Where: Homebush Boys High School, Staff Common Room

    When: Tuesday 21 August 2018 at 7pm

    Topic: HBHS LIteracy Plan

    Guest Speker: Martyn Bawden

    All welcome.

    For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • HBHS was again able to put on a wonderful table of supper for the Citizenship Ceremony at Strathfield Council last Thursday night.
    Thank you for your contributions.
    A special shout out for Ahmed, Shahi and Haren for being absolutely wonderful, cheerful and professional servers on the night.

    The next date for Supper donations is Thursday 13th September.
    Please diarise this date. All donations of biscuits, cakes or nibbles are greatly appreciated and goes a long way.

    Thank you to all staff and office staff who helped with this excellent fundraiser and contribution to the local community.

    Best regards,
    Amy, Maria, Megan & Janette

  • It has become a tradition at Homebush Boys, every year to host an annual Ramadan Iftar Night. I have attended almost every Iftar Night while at school and for the past few years played a role in organising the event. It was my honour to attend for the first time as a guest this year.

    Homebush Boys continues to pride itself of inclusiveness, tolerance and multiculturalism. This was clearly displayed on the night. Many Muslim students and staff fast during the holy month of Ramadan, which involves but is not limited to, abstaining from food and water from dawn to dusk. The Night started with an address by the Principal, a Qur’an recitation, call to prayer and when it was time to break fast as the sun sets, the queue for the buffet began. It was amazing to see so many current and ex-students, staff from all backgrounds, and supportive parents. Two staff members were brave enough to fast for the day and offered their reflections on stage. Dessert was a highlight, as boxes of Krispy Kreme donuts were handed out.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Independent Learning Centre (Room 21), Homebush Boys High School

    When:Tuesday 19th June, 2018, 7:00pm 

    Guest Speaker: Georgia Anton (Careers Adviser)

    Topic: Career Education at HBHS.

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.