Tag: Community

  • Act for Peace Ration Challenge

    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

  • HBHS Water Well in Bangladesh

    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.

  • P & C Meeting

    Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 15th May, 2018, 7pm


    • 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.

  • Engaging Adolescents

    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

  • Youth Week 2018 - Movie Night

    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.

  • Youth Week 2018 - Battle of the Bands

    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.



  • Lidcombe Waratah FC

    Players wanted for 2018 - our 81st season. 

    Please visit https://lidcombewaratah.com.au 


    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. 

  • Free Parent Workshop

    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. 


    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. 

  • Youth Coaching

    Youth coaching is a gym based program aimed at improving knowledge and skills to help performance in sport and day to day life.

    Everyone that attends receives a personalized program designed specifically to help achieve your goals and will receive ongoing help and support during class times.

    The program runs from 4-5PM Monday to Friday and is FREE for gym members aged 14-18.

    For enquiries, please contact us on 94753100 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Symphonia Jubilate

    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.

    Starting Saturday 3rd March 2018

    • 3 Orchestras, Primo, Secondo and Pizzicato.
    • High School, Primary School orchestral players and young string players.
    • No audition process necessary, just a desire to play music.
    • Enrolments are now available online at www.symphoniajubilate.com,
    • Any enquiries ring orchestra manager Margaret Coote 0438 100554

    Rehersal and Concert Venue - Marie Bashir Public School Hall
    Albert Rd, Strathfield. 4pm-6.15pm.


    Supported by the Department of Education. 

  • Transition to School

    Free information sessions for parents of children with additional needs.

    • Do you have a child with additional needs who is not yet at school?
    • Do you have questions about how best to help your child transition to school?
    • Do you want to know more about helping your child with additional needs to learn and thrive at school?

    These information sessions are:

    • Open to any parent of a child with additional needs who has not yet started school. You can choose whichever session is most convenient for you you do not need to be using the services if the agency hosting the session;
    • Presented by representatives from Department of Education (Public Schools), Sydney Catholic Schools, Association of Independent Schools and Aspect;
    • Provide information about enrolment and support for learning and other needs;
    • Include question and answer time.
  • P&C: AGM

    Where: Staff Common Room

    When: Tuesday 20th Feb 2018, 7pm

    All Welcome!

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

  • Year 7 Open Day Invitation

    Homebush boys High School will be having an open day for potential year 7 students for 2019.

    Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

    Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

    Location:  Homebush Boys High School, Bridge Rd, Homebush


    All Welcome! For more information, please contact the school office on (02) 97643611

  • Cooks River Family Fun Ride

    Pump your tyres, lock in your cleats, the Cooks River Family Fun Ride is bringing the best of Strathfield cycling to you!

    This all ages event is a fantastic way to explore our local area and cycle ways in a relaxed and safe way. Starting at Dean Reserve, ride along the Cooks River cycleway to Freshwater Park and back again, through some of Strathfield’s most beautiful reserves.

    There’s plenty to do at the finish line as well, with free bike tuning, music, refreshments, an upgraded playground, kids activities, tips on safe cycling and information about Strathfield, sustainability and our natural environment.

    This FREE family event is suitable for riders of all experience levels and sure to be a hit these summer school holidays!

  • Citizenship Ceremony

    Dear Supper supporters,

    We held our final Strathfield Council Citizenship Supper on the evening of 9th November. It was a successful night.

    A big thank you for those who donated foods and baked cakes and made a monetary contribution!

    Maria and I would not be able to run this wonderful event without your fabulous assistance. Thank you.

    Thank you Ms Duch for organising our fantastic year 10 SRC helpers that night (Michael, Hari and Charlie).

    Again, such helpful and courteous young men who made a wonderful impression to all the guests and represented Homebush Boys exceptionally well.

    Thank you office staff for your excellent support with keeping the food for us and collecting any money.

    Thank you too to Megan and Janet for joining us last Thursday to learn about the Coordinators role.

  • P & C AGM

    Homebush Boys High School P & C - AGM

    What: General Meeting & Annual General Meeting

    When: 21st November, 7pm

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School


    • Nominations for 2018 Exec & Subcommittees


    To find out more information and thes positions please go to P & C Federation page - FAQs or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    All Welcome! 

  • Pink Ribbon Day 2017


    Who knew a six letter word, so tiny, so insignificant, could change a life so much.

    From a single word, tears fall. From a single word, a world crumbles.

    From a single word, you are parentless, partnerless, sisterless, brotherless… lifeless.

    Cancer is so much bigger than itself.

    It grows and grows, grows beyond the physical, emotionally affecting partners, children, families, societies.

  • BBB Awards Embraced by the Community

    As part of rejuvenating the school’s PBL matrix and values, the PBL Team introduced the Bush Boy Behaviour (BBB) awards early in term one this year. The staff and students have embraced this initiative to award positive behaviour and maintain our values across the school.

    Data collected so far reinforce the success of the BBB Awards. Students have placed 5014 BBB awards in the Friday assembly raffle box. This equates to a weekly average of 179 BBBs. On Friday 24 March there were 324 BBBs in the box. This is the highest weekly contribution. As well, this has resulted in over 800 bronze awards awarded to the students during the past 3 terms.

  • Supporting My Child’s Wellbeing

    What: A free seminar for parents of young people aged 3 - 18 years on "Strategies for managing child and adolescent anxiety."

    When: Tuesday, 17th October 2017. Expo (4-6pm), Seminar (6-9pm).

    Where: Burwood Library and Community Hub, 2 Conder Street Burwood

    Free for all parents in the Inner West. Registration required.

    Please click on the flyer on the right for more details.

  • P&C Meeting: HBHS Study Skills 2017

    The next P&C Meeting is on Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Common Room.

    What: P&C Meeting with special guest Ms Budanovic presenting study skills for parents. All are welcome.
    When: Tuesday 19/09/2017
    Time: 7 pm
    Where: Common Room

    Homebush Boys High School has introduced a new study skills program in 2017. Students in Years 7 – 12 have participated in workshops teaching them how to be more organised, motivated and proactive when it comes to their learning.

    At this meeting Ms Budanovic will cover highlights of the program this year, what is in store for 2017, and the vital role of parents in helping their children consolidate their study skills at home and reach their full potential.