Tag: Community

  • Citizenship Ceremony!

    Once again, Maria and I would like to send you all a HUGE thank you for playing your part in the catering of last Thursday evening's supper at Strathfield Council for the Australian Citizenship Ceremony!

    Thank you office people for storing all the food and goodies.

    Thank you to everyone who provided, baked and dropped in all the yummy home baked cup cakes, packets of lamingtons, chocolates, biscuits, home made popcorn/chocolate/toffee slices, quiches, chocolate logs, mini muffins, and the list goes on! Sorry if I missed mentioning your beautiful donations.
    All the food was appreciated and was a big hit with the recipients, guests, family and friends of the new Australian Citizens. It ALL got eaten.

  • Tweens, Teens & Technology Seminar

    Feeling concerned about your child’s use of social media and technology? Want to better understand the role of technology in young people’s lives?

    Tweens, Teens & Technology is a FREE seminar aimed at parents of 9 to 17 years and provides the opportunity to explore issues and concerns about technology use.

    When: Tuesday 13 September 2016

    Time: 5:45pm to 8pm

    Location: Good Shepherd, 440 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

    Facilitators: Carol Ashmore & Anne–Marie Taylor

    Registration: (02) 85717800 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    The seminar will discuss:

  • Digital Nutrition Seminar

    Seminar: The pathologisation of technology use

    When: Thursday 13th October, 2016 - 4pm-6pm

    Where: Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Rd, Burwood


    • $20 - Students
    • $40 - Member
    • $60 - Non Member

    Registration:Trybooking - https://www.trybooking.com/198235

    Technology use, overuse and misuse had spawned a range of cognitive and social issues which are regularly discussed in the media and education circles. While the EduTech evangelists spruik digital learning for 21st Century skill development, parents and carers have difficulties balancing their children’s tech usage for learning and leisure. As psychologists in schools we’re in a unique position to both prevent and treat “digital disorders”. This seminar will explore contempory issues around the impacts of technology use and practical ideas and resources to promote “Digital Nutrition”, including how to evaluate and appraise “health apps”.

    For more information please click on the image or email the Professional Development Team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Father and Son Evening

    Homebush Boys is looking to support the strengthening of relationships not only between our boys and their fathers, but also between their fathers and the school.

    We are holding an introductory event that will be a pre-cursor to a more extensive program for the future.

    What: An evening of welcoming our fathers into the school community
    When: Thursday 11th August 2016 – 6pm
    Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
    Who: Fathers and father-figures (uncles, grandfathers, older brothers) of our year 9 and 10 students
    Cost: Free

    The evening will comprise of guest speakers from a variety of cultural backgrounds and will be followed with refreshments. The evening will provide you with an opportunity to make a connection with the school away from the regular meetings.

  • Friends of SJ Chorale

    Are you a Choir Teacher or keen singer?

    Do you feel you lack the skills to easily fulfill this?

    Join the Friends of Symphonia Jubilate Chorale.

    Sing with local teachers and parents of budding musicians.

    You’ll experience choir from ‘the other side’, and further develop your skills in choral singing.

    Bring fresh ideas and techniques back to your choir, and greatly increase your personal joy of singing!

    Contact us to join: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    or visit www.symphoniajubilate.com

  • SJ Recital Night

    Symphonia Jubilate is holding a recital night featuring Year 12 of 2016 from Strathfield Girls High School and Homebush Boys High School. The event is gold coin donation.

    Wed 10th August 2016,
    6:30pm to 7:30pm

    Marie Bashir Public School Hall
    Albert Road, Strathfield 2135


    Jessica Ngan
    Angeleena John
    Keshavi Jeyaseelan
    Chris Standard
    Andrew Wang
    Matthew Purnama
    Charlotte Tam
    Grace Liang
    Anthie Papanikolaou
    Rachel Yeung
    Samuel Mansfield
    SJ String Ensemble


    Please click on the image for the original poster.

  • Try Baseball - Concord Baseball Club

    Concord Baseball Club invites all boys and girls aged 4+ years to come down to the park and try Baseball! A range of exciting games based around the skills of hitting, throwing and base running. There will be a free sausage sizzle!

    Dates: Sunday 24th July and Saturday 30th July
    Time: 11am-2pm
    Location: Majors Bay Reserve, Concord West

    Website: www.concord.baseball.com.au

  • Youth Boot Camp

    Get fit and have fun at these group boot camp sessions, suitable for all levels of fitness. Sessions will involve activities such as stretching, boxing, bodyweight exercises, cardio circuits and agility training. The trainer, Kelly Jeffrey, has a strong background in fitness and has played competitive netball for over 15 years.

    Location: Airey Park, Homebush
    Dates: Every Thursday for 10 weeks starting 21 July
    Time: 3:30 – 4:30pm
    Cost: $4 per session (this program will be ticketed)

    Boot Camp sessions are open to anyone aged 12-24.

  • Community Ramadan Iftar Dinner 2016

    Homebush boys High School has recorded another successful year for our school community facilitating cultural diversity and inclusion.

    Ramadan is a special month for the Muslim community, and as a school, we would like to acknowledge the beliefs of many of our students. A dinner was held for the school community, with an invitation extended to our whole school, including staff, families and our major sponsor –Human Appeal International.

    The purpose was to promote the cultural diversity within our school and to share with our community the experience of Muslim fasting and breaking the fasting.

  • The Great Composers

    Symphonia Jubilate presents, 

    The Great Composers

    When: Saturday, June 25th, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

    Where: Marie Bashir Public School Hall, Albert Rd, Strathfield


    • $20 - Family
    • $10 - Adult
    • $7 - Child or Pensioner

    Symphonia Jubilate is a symphony orchestra made up of students predominantly from primary and secondary schools in the Strathfield education area. Founded in 2013 by Tracy Burjan and Luke Wallace, the orchestra aims to provide students with an opportunity to rehearse, learn and perform quality orchestral music from a diverse range of musical styles, as well as to foster a new level of music appreciation and skill.

    Money raised from this event goes to the Victory Kindergarten in Jakarta, Indonesia. Aimed at taking children off the streets and giving them an education. 

    For more information please contact, Tracy Burjan - 0425 276 067 or Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Multicultural Day Cooking

    Multicultural Day Friday, 3rd June, week 6

    All parents and families are welcome to join their sons at Homebush Boys High School to celebrate Multicultural Day. 

    Dear Chinese parents or any parents who enjoy cooking Chinese cuisine,

    As our school's Multicultural Day will be held on Friday 3 June 2016, there will be some food stalls for students to purchase lunches. We urgently need some volunteering parents to cook Chinese food.
    You may purchase all ingredients and bring some cook utensils to cook in school. You may keep all the profit from selling food.

    Anyone who is interested in participating in this event please contact Ms Su or Mrs Kumaralingam. Thank you.




    有意的家长请联系苏老师和Mrs Kumaralingam.

  • Brian's Benefit

    Support the Liston Jones Family  at Brian's Benefit. 

    Where: Marrickville Bowling Club

    When: Saturday, 28th May 2016

    Time: 4pm - Late

    Ticket: $20 Adult / Kids Free - Click Here for Tickets

    Fabulous Music, Kids Entertainment, Home Made Stall, Silent Auction and More! 

    Bernie Hayes, Trish Young (the Clouds) and Lolo Lovina, along with a mass of musical talent drawn from Brian's friends and community. 

    Donate to the Liston and Jones Children Support Trust at mycause.com.au

    Brian's Benefit Facebook Page

    All Welcome!

  • Tweens, Teens & Techonology

    Two-Part Workshop for Parents/Carers

    Feeling concerned about your child's use of social media?

    Understand the roll of technology in young people's lives.

    Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Date: Tuesday 24th May 2016 & Tuesday 31st May 2016

    Venue: Leichhardt Council - 7-15 Wetherill St, Leichhardt

    Cost: Free

    Registrations essential - www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/steppingup

    For more information please contact:
    Matthew - 93679271, Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Safe Driving

    Teaching someone to drive can be a happy experience. 

    You can learn all the simple steps on how to teach a learner driver at a FREE two hour workshop. 

    The next workshop will be held:

    Date: 25th May, 2016

    Time: 5:45pm - 7:45pm

    Venue: George Street Center, Corner of Gerorge St and Elsie St, Burwood - Near Carpark Entry

    Please reserve your spot by contacting the Road Safety Officer on (02) 99119974.

  • Strathfield Council - Newsletter

    Below are some of the events hosted by the Strathfield Council.

    • Mad Fridays
      • Date: Last Friday of the month (Feb - Nov)
      • Time: 2:30pm - 5:30pm
      • Location: Strathfield Community Centre, Bates Street, Homebush
    • Indigenous Cultural Day
      • Date: Saturday 28th May
      • Time: 1pm - 3:30pm
      • Location: High Street Library, 64 High Street, Strathfield
      • There will be opportunity to experience ancient Aboriginal traditions including a traditional smoking ceremony. Afternoon tea will be available. 

    For more information please click on the image for the full flyer or contact Strathfield Council.


  • Free April School Holidays Programs

    Auburn Youth Centre has a free April school holiday program for young people over the age of 12. Activities include outings to Paint ball, Taronga Zoo, Movies and Cable Wake Boarding for girls. At the Centre there will be a soccer competition, sport, art & craft, mural painting, computers, lunch programs and other activities. You can book online at www.ayc.org.au or call 9646 2122 for more information. Bookings essential as spaces are limited.

    Click on the Registration Forms for details and how to register.

  • Citizenship Ceremony

    Maria and I would like to thank you all for your kind baking, buying and donations of money towards the last Citizenship Ceremony Supper!
    It was a wonderful night again and we as Homebush Boys were able to put together some wonderful catering of cakes, biscuits, sandwiches, baklava, cupcakes, caramel slices, lamingtons and loads more!
    Thank you for your tremendous support and for helping to supply the “banquet table” for our new Aussies. It was especially marvellous to see so many year 7 parents donating so many wonderful foods too.
    Thank you one and all. Your help in this area has helped us raise some good money for the school!

    Thank you to our prefect helpers who were wonderful (Kevin, Dhrumil and Puneeth) and a special thank you to Kathy S for giving me a hand last night.
    Thank you too to the office staff at school for collecting, storing and not giving into temptation at the amazing array of finger foods. :)

    Please note that our next Ceremony Supper will be Thursday 9th June.

  • HBHS P&C - Year 7 Adviser

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents... "Ms Sathya Kumaralingam (Year 7 Adviser)"

    Speaker: Ms. Sathya Kumaralingam

    Where: Staff Common Room

    When: Tuesday 15th March, 7pm


    • Chatting about Year 7 and how they are settling in
    • Role of the Year Adviser
    • Touching on leadership roles within the school
    • General Meeting directly after

    All Welcome!

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

  • Free Workshops for Learner Driver Parents

    Free Graduated Licensing Scheme Workshops for Learner Driver Parents

    Young drivers are three times more likely to be involved in casualty crashes. That's why the Roads and Maritime Services has introduced a new licensing scheme, with more supervised driving practice for learner drivers.

    To help parents in supervising learner drivers, the Roads and Maritime Services has set up a FREE 2 hour workshop for parents offering practical advice on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

    A FREE parents' workshop will be conducted by David Riches on Thursday April 7th at Strathfield Golf Club from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

    Numbers are limited so early bookings are essential on 0434 964 764 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • School 80th Anniversary - Paver Project

    The P & C is raising funds for upgrade of learning facilities at the school. 

    Your donation of $40 entitles you to have your name engraved into a paver as a lasting record of your valued support. The paver will be permanently installed on the outside wall of the new gym. 

    Please click on the image for the details of this initiative and if you would like to participate.

    For more information please contact the school office on 97643611 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.