Tag: Community

  • 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.

  • Homebush Boys High School invites you to participate in Act for Peace Ration Challenge, an initiative supported by the school’s Social Justice Club to fundraise for Refugee Week. The Ration Challenge asks students, parents and teachers to eat the same rations as a refugee for a day during Refugee Week (25-29th of June) and get sponsored to do it. By putting yourself in the shoes of a refugee, we'll learn about global issues, develop empathy for others and feel empowered to make a difference in the world. The money raised will support refugees around the world.  This will take place from the 25-29th of June in celebration of Refugee Week.

    Students: If you would like to be involved please download the permission note, have your guardians sign and return to Ms Yong in the English Staffroom. Once you have returned your permission note I can set up your own personal fundraising page.
    Guardians and Teachers: If you would like to get involved please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will add you to the fundraising page. For more information please see permission note attached, recipe guide and official website - https://actforpeace.rationchallenge.org.au

  • Last year, Homebush Boys High School hosted a Ramadan Iftar Night. We worked together with our sponsor Human Appeal, which is an organisation that aims to strengthen humanity’s fight against poverty and social injustice, through the provision of immediate relief and establishment of self-sustaining development programs.

    We had great support from our teachers, students and community members. Together, we were able to gather a large sum of money which was generously donated. Using that money, Human Appeal has successfully built a water well in Bangladesh in honour of our school name. This is truly an achievement for our school and a success for everyone who donated.

    On behalf of our school, I thank Human Appeal, as well as all the staff, students, parents and community members for their support.

    As our next Ramadan Iftar Night is upcoming up on the 7th of June, we would like to challenge our school and ourselves to raise more money to achieve greater things this year. We hope to use donations to build more water wells in desperate, underprivileged countries in the world.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 15th May, 2018, 7pm

    Agenda

    • Meet the new Principal of HBHS, Mr Kevin Elgood
    • Special Guest Ms Maria Serafim (Director Education Leadership- Strathfield Network)

    All Welcome! 

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

  • Full day free parenting program to help parents build trust, develop realistic expectations, improve communication with their teen/tween and foster safe independence.

    Presented by Jocelyn Brewer - Psychologist, former school counsellor and leading social commentator on healthy 'digital nutrition' and the role of parents. 

    Parents can attended a full Engaging Adolescents program to learn about:

     

    • Practical Skills for having tricky conversations with teens
    • Adolescent brain development
    • Reasonable expectations

    Location: Burwood Girls High School
    Date: Saturday 14 April
    Time: 9.30am-4.30pm
    Booking Essential: Please book your spot on Eventbrite - Engaging Adolescents Ticket

  • Movie Night!

    Get ready for a night of entertainment.

    Dress up as your favourite movie character and bring along your gym mats and beach chairs.

    Free Movies & Food!

    Movies Shown:

    • Spiderman: Homecoming [M]
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest [M]

    When: Friday 13th April, 4:30PM to 10:00PM (Movie starts at 5:00PM)

    Where:At Strathfield Town Hall (65 Homebush Road, Strathfield)

    How: Register at http://www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9748 9999

    For more information please click on the image for the terms and conditions.

  • Battle of the Bands Dance Party.

    Are you part of a band and have what it takes?

    Come along! Dance, have fun and support local live music.

    The Battle of the Bands Dance Party is a great opportunity to showcase your musical talents!
    Head to Strathfield South High School on Friday 20th April, 6pm - 10pm, to play or support your friends. A half day recording studio voucher will be up for grabs to the winning band.

    Registrations are essential! 

    When:Friday 20th April, 6PM to 10PM

    Where:Strathfield South High School (43 Hedge Ave, Strathfield)

    Who: Dance Party for ages 12-24

    How:Register at http://www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9748 9999

    For more information please click on the image for the terms and conditions.

     

     

  • Players wanted for 2018 - our 81st season. 

    Please visit https://lidcombewaratah.com.au 

    or

    Come to the training days at Coleman Park, Georges Ave, Libcombe

    Under 12/13/14/15 - Thursday 5:45pm

    Under 16/17/18 - Wednesday 7pm

    New Players Welcome! 

    From under 6 years to seniors, over 35s and over 45s, girls and boys, men and women. 

    Please contact Secretary - Mel Rennie 0410591350 for more information. 

  • Marie Bashir Public School, MBPS P&C and Strathfield Council are coming together to present a free seminar for parents.

    Brett Murray's "Power of Parenting" seminar
    Tuesday 6th March, 2018
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Auditorium, Marie Bashir Public School,
    159 Albert Rd, Strathfield

    Unpacks bullying, teen thinking and the cyber worked and focuses on the impact of positive parental influence. 

    Global Professional speaker for Anti-bullying, Brett Murray has 5 nominations for Australian of the Year, and over 26 years of experience empowering young lives, Make Bullying History Foundation is the culmination of decades of care, research, passion and coalface experience helping young people, families and communities better themselves. 

    http://www.makebullyinghistory.org/public/

    Free refreshments and child minding for children aged 4-10.
    Ages10+ welcome to attend seminar. 

    Please click on the image for the RSVP slip and return it to the school front office.