Tag: Extra-Curricular

  • Duke of Ed Hike Reports

    Experience is not what happens to you; it's what you do with what happens to you. -Aldous Huxley

    The Duke of Ed is an enriching program which involves young people to participate in a number of activities over a set length of time. Participants design their own unique program centred around their interests and passions. It is our vision that our boys are empowered to explore their potential and achieve success through access and participation in The Duke of Ed.

    Throughout the year we have been meeting weekly in room 42, and setting goals and planning how to achieve them. Each participant must take on volunteer work, physical activities, and skill building as well as developing some bushcraft which accumulates in an adventurous journey.

    Click on Read More to see the Reports from the previous years

  • National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence Addressed at HBHS

    Homebush Boys High School is committed to ensuring that schools remain safe places for students to learn and teachers to teach.  The school is also determined to prevent violent and bullying behaviour by any member of the school community.  Countering bullying is consistent with the school’s endeavours to ensure that Homebush Boys High School is a safe and harmonious environment and to enhance a school culture of co-operation, tolerance and acceptance. This term saw Homebush Boys High School students engage in anti-bullying curriculum activities across the school and engage in Harmony Day celebrations.  Students were made aware of the nature of bullying and violence, how to decrease it, what to do if you are being bullied and how to maintain harmonious environments.

  • Harmony Day Speech

    Harmony Day, 21st March, was acknowledged at the school assembly this year with a speech by Adam Yoon, Year 10 SRC representative. The text of Adam’s speech is included below and it highlights the focus of Harmony day and the positive multicultural nature of our school.

    Good morning teachers and students,

    In keeping with raising awareness and putting a stop to bullying, today is also another significant day of celebration. As you may have heard today the 21st of March is Harmony Day. So what is Harmony Day? Harmony Day is a national day of cultural respect and acknowledgement to all those who call Australia home, from the indigenous traditional owners to those that have travelled from thousands of kilometres away. As we take pride in both our individuality and cultural diversity, it is important to remember that we all stand collectively shoulder to shoulder as Australians and Homebush Boys.

  • International Women's Day 8 March 2014

    International Women's DayHomebush Boys High supports 2014 International Women's Day.
    Inspiring Change is the 2014 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub and encourages advocacy for women's advancement everywhere in every way. It calls for challenging the status quo for women's equality and vigilance inspiring positive change.
    The vast array of communication channels, supportive spokespeople, equality research, campaigns and corporate responsibility initiatives means everyone can be an advocate inspiring change for women's advancement.
    Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.Organisations, governments, charities, educational institutions, women's groups, corporations and the media celebrate the day.

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  • White Ribbon Day

    White Ribbon Oath: Never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

    Homebush Boys High School continued on with its strong donation tradition as part of a White Ribbon fund-raiser and men’s violence against women awareness day.

    White Ribbon is the world's largest male-led movement to end men's violence against women.

    White Ribbon Australia is a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.

  • Pink Ribbon Day 2013

    About 14,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  

    Homebush Boys High School continued on with its strong donation tradition as part of a Pink Ribbon fund-raiser and cancer awareness day.

    Pink Ribbon Day is an annual event run by the Cancer Council which aims to raise funds and awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers.

  • World Teacher's Day

    “A good TEACHER is like a candle – it consumes itself to LIGHT the way for others.” 
    On Friday the 25th of October, World Teachers’ Day was celebrated with a wonderful luncheon. Here at Homebush Boys High School, all the teachers play a significant role in every student’s life. They share their pearls of wisdom and transform us into worthy young men for the wider community.
  • Multicultural Day 23rd August 2013

    The Bushy Boys celebrated  Multicultural Day on the 23rd August 2013 under warm but windy conditions. Setting up the displays of country flags under the arches was an interesting exercise for the boys with several countries doing their very best to break free and fly away.

    The SRC boys and other helpers set up tables and laid them with tempting treats from many parts of the world. The delicious food supplied by parents of the school and the hospitality department consisted of things like yummy butter chicken, lasagne, samosas, noodles, good old Aussie 'snags' in a roll, lamingtons, gelato, Greek crescent biscuits and much more..

  • Homebush-Strathfield String Ensemble a Hit at Principals' Conference

    Ensemble 1Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls have successfully combined their musical talents to entertain the 400 high school principals as they arrived for their annual conference at Allphones Arena at Olympic Park. The principals came from all over NSW and they were thrilled to be greeted by such quality entertainment.

    The ensemble leader was Po-Shen Wang (yr 11) with Daniel Cho (8) and Sam Mansfield (9). Their tutor is Ms Tracy Burjan who also teaches Charlotte (9), Rachel (9), Jennifer (8), Jessica (9) and Angela (8) from Strathfield.

  • The Breakfast Club

    Breakfast clubHealthy and supportive school programs contribute to the health and wellbeing of children.  Students miss breakfast for a variety of social and economic reasons, but the result is always the same:  a lack of energy and concentration in the classrooms, leading to a less than optimum performance; nutrition and health issues.

    In a commitment to making a positive difference, Homebush Boys High School, has recently established the ‘The Breakfast Club’ Program.  This program gives high school students, in areas of greatest need, a filling and healthy breakfast, to get them through the day.  It fuels the body for the rest of the day, ensuring that students can learn to the best of their ability in class.