Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • Homebush Boys High School are inspired by the work of Australia for UNHCR and wanted to support them by raising money as part of my participation in Lunch Money for Refugees. By bringing your lunch from home and donating your lunch money or even a gold coin donation to Australia for UNHCR, you can help provide life-saving nutrition to children in need. In Week 9, Friday 14th December students from 7A will be collecting donations during assembly and at lunch outside the canteen.

    The more people that know about Australia for UNHCR, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing our page with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity, it means a lot!

    ​Please help us help them by giving whatever you can at:


  • Your son/ward has chosen to attend the Homebush Boys Film Club where a film screening of Japanese animation 'Howl's Moving Castle' rated PG (2004 - 1 hour and 59 mins) will be screened in Room 16. The screening will take place after sport on Wednesday and your son will be supervised by teachers.

    Synopsis:Sophie, a young hat maker, encounters a wizard named Howl on her way to visit her sister Lettie. Upon returning home, she meets the Witch of the Waste, who transforms her into a ninety-year-old woman. Seeking to break the curse, Sophie leaves home and sets off through the countryside.

    Date: Wednesday 12th December Term 4, Week 9 (B) after sport 2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Cost: Free

    Meet:2:30pm, Room 16

    Other Comments: A limited amount of popcorn will be provided for students.

    Please complete the form and return to Ms Yong by Monday 10th December, 2018

  • Homebush Boys High School Presentation Day 2018 at the Marie Bashir School Auditorium.

    The school day will begin with roll call at 8:50am and normal period 1 lessons ending at 9:48 am. Students will then be given a 40 minute early recess break before being supervised as they walk to the venue (approximately 15 minute walk and a distance of 1.2km) in year groups.

    Parents and carers are welcome to attend the ceremony and designated seats will be available for you.

    When: Tuesday 11th December 2018

    Venue: Marie Bashir Auditorium, 159 Albert Rd Strathfield

    Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Special Note: At the end of the ceremony, students will be dismissed from the venue. Minimal supervision will be available at school and students wishing to walk back to school will be supervised by staff.

    If you have any further enquiries, please contact Mrs Matina Shadwick (Relieving Deputy Principal) on 9764 3611.




  • All grade and house sport has been cancelled today including indoor venues.

    When:Wednesday, 28th November 2018

    Reason: Wet Weather

    Only GRADE SPORT years 10 and 11 will be getting their name marked off and leaving at the beginning of lunch.

    All other students will go to their assigned wet weather rooms till 2:20pm when the bell will ring.

    Click on the image to the right to view full summer sport 2018-19 room allocation for both grade and house sports.

  • On Saturday the 17th of November, I attended the Sydney Flight College Open Day at Bankstown Airport. I was greeted by a bunch of flight instructors upon entrance and shown around the venue. It consisted of a large office space and an open airfield with interior access to training aircraft as well as other aircraft owned by the college. There was also a free sausage sizzle which provided guests with a free lunch. I attended with my sister who acted as my personal photographer but she also helped me in obtaining information regarding courses and such.

    The flight school could only be described as state-of-the-art with their own flight simulator and having previously flown at Soar Aviation in their Foxbat aircraft, I can confidently say my love for aviation has only since increased beyond a point I never thought it could.

    I was allowed to hop in two of their planes and was also greeted to a 30 minute flight with an instructor to get a feel of the aircraft that I would be training in should I want to partake a pilot course with them in the future. One of my career goals is to obtain my commercial pilots license through a Diploma of Aviation and fly aircraft internationally and I feel as if the open day reinforced why I wanted to undertake this career path, as well as my love for planes.

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  • On the 9th of November 2018, Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls collaborated to create a unique and colourful dance item to perform in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

    For the first time, interested students from both schools were given an opportunity to rehearse and perform a dance medley in the front of our school assembly. It was quite a daunting process. However, over time the fear of performing in front of a large audience faded and was replaced with feelings of pride and accomplishment, as all of the boys; learned the dance in and out every Monday and Friday for more than two months. The girls at SGHS helped us learn the dances which they choreographed based on our skills. Ms Sarkar, Ms Singh and Ms Sahay were a large part of the driving forces that made the event possible and they took time out of their busy schedule to help us.

  • On the 2nd of November, the new prefects of Homebush Boys High School, led by Charlie McLean and Michael Lopes, attended the National Young Leaders Day in Darling Harbour, held by Halogen in the Australian Convention Centre. It was not just our school that attended, but many schools throughout the region of NSW. The conference was a day for the prefect body to learn priceless skills regarding leadership, patience, initiative, perception and attitude, just to name some.

    The day started with the prefect body travelling together into Darling Harbour. We meet Mrs. Duch, our Prefect Coordinator, and the convention started soon after arriving. We saw many other schools, such as Strathfield Girls High School, our sister school, also attend and participate in the convention. The centre was filled with many school student leaders eager for the day ahead of us. The conference started from 9:15 am, which was session one was planned to begin and would continue till 2:30 pm. In that time, the prefect body have learnt valuable skills and be able to use them in the year to come, in our time as prefects.

  • Lowes Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

    20%* Off Everything including Schoolwear! 

    In Store & Online - Thursday 15th November only.

    Offer ends midnight (AEDT) 15/11/18. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount. 

    For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store. 

    * Excludes gift cards & all suit packages. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Floor stock only. Styles and colours may vary from store to store. No rain checks. Please choose carefully, exchanges and refunds only with docket. Includes existing 5% discount. 

  • NSW School of Languages allows students to learn a language that they might never have considered learning. It was the learning experience and culture of the NSW School of Languages, where I learnt Japanese as a HSC course, that changed my outlook regarding my future, not only in terms of schooling and education, but in terms of developing of a passion and love for the Japanese culture. 

    On my first day at the NSW School of Languages, Orientation Day, I remember it was just my four friends and I, eager to just dive into the experience of learning a language. However, that soon changed as I realised just how much the school offered other than just learning a language. This was because the teachers, fellow classmates and friends, all had one thing in common. We all shared the desire to not only learn the same language, but shared the same love and interest in all things Japanese. Attending the NSW School of Languages, I realised how great it was to be able to share this love and passion with other people.

  • 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).

  • School Zones (School zones operate between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4.00pm during school term. A speed limit of 40km/h as well as increased fines and demerit points apply during these hours)

    • No Stopping
      • Stopping is not permitted at any time.
      • Dropping off or picking up passengers is not permitted.
      • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
    • No Parking
      • Drivers may stop to drop off or pick up passengers for a maximum of 2 minutes.
      • Diver must remain in or within 3 metres of vehicle.
      • Vehicle must not be left unattended.
      • Minimum penalty $187 and 2 demerit points.
    • Bus Zone
      • Stopping is not permitted in a bus zone during times of operation.
      • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
    • Double Parking
      • Stopping next to legally parked vehicles is not permitted.
      • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
    • Driveways
      • Do not park across, or on a driveway or any other vehicle access.
      • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
    • Mobile Phones
      • It is illegal to use mobile phones while driving.
      • $448 penalty and 4 demerit points.
  • Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

    School Resumes:Monday 15th October, 2018


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  • The Australian Training Company is offering students an opportunity to explore their career options and find their path to success. Australian Training Company is holding 3 Recruitment Days/Information Sessions for anyone interested in completing an apprenticeship or traineeship.

    When: 27th September 2018, 14th November 2018 & 23rd January 2019 (All sessions start at 9:30am)

    Where: 30-32 Pomeroy Street Homebush

    To attend a session please register at https://goo.gl/forms/oJzUG2FyPwbQXTJo1


  • Master Builders Association is holding a Pre-Apprenticeship Program Information Evening. The information evening will provide students with information about the Master Builders pre-apprenticeship programs, course dates and careers in the building and construction industry. Students, careers advisers, parents and guardians are encouraged to attend to learn about pre-apprenticeship programs. Find out if the trade is right for you before commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship.

    When: Tuesday 25th September 2018

    Where: Master Builders Education Centre at Baulkham Hills (5 Burbank Place, Baulkham Hills)

    To book a seat, please register on Master Builders website at 
    http://www.mbansw.asn.au/Services/Apprenticeships/Pre-Apprenticeship-Program/ or call (02) 8586 3533 if you have any questions.

    To view their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mbanswapprenticeship/



  • Homebush Boys High School library is now open for an hour after school on Mondays and Tuesdays as part of the Homework Help initiative. Students are invited to make use of this resource and are able to receive assistance with their assessment tasks and homework from 3:10 to 4:10 pm.

    There will be a teacher on duty to supervise and assist students with their work and all students will have access to a computer and printer.

    The after-hours literacy/speed reading program run by Ms Edwards has also been relocated to the library and students are encouraged to attend during the above times in order to improve their reading speed, vocabulary and comprehension skills. This program also runs before school on Thursdays. For more information about the speed reading program please see Ms Edwards.


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  • Activity: Chess Coaching at HBHS
    These classes begin with an interactive lesson using a hanging demonstration board or an electronic chessboard. Children are then given the opportunity to play games against each other, putting newly learned strategies into practice, and receive feedback from the teacher. As the term progresses and the children become proficient in all the basics, the lessions will move on to more complex ideas such as opening traps, tactics, planning and calculating many moves ahead.

    Time: Thursdays (3:20pm to 4:20pm)

    Venue: Room 52 in school

    Coaches: Sydney academy of chess

    Cost: $90.00 per term

    For more information and return slip please click on the image. 

  • Homebush Boys High school participated in the ICAS Science test in Term 2 this year. This is an initiative of UNSW Global Assessments and this test is conducted in over 20 countries globally. About ninety students from various Year groups participated in this reputed test and HBHS boys achieve very promising results.

    This includes 2 High Distinctions, 1 Distinction, 18 Credits and 19 Merits. We congratulate the HBHS community on this great success this year. I would like to thank Ms L Mathur for her efforts in orgainsing this test.

    Following is the list of our achievers:

    • Kevin Duong Year 10 (High distinction)
    • Billy Leask Year 10 (High Distinction)
    • Elias Soovoroff - Year 10 (Distinction)
  • Yr 12

    • Gaurav Bagale
    • Eric Duong
    • Yazen Hasssan
    • Ren Hong
    • Delarn Rajaratnam
    • Wendong Zheng

    Yr 11

    • Calvin Iturra
    • Hari Kumaralingam
    • Michael Lopes
    • Charles McLean
    • Shahi Uddin

    Yr 10

    • Ahmad Alameddine
    • Bassam Maaliki
    • Tom Nieser
    • Zain Ousmand
    • Jason Qian

    Yr 9

    • Daniel Aaron
    • Haren Kumaralingam
    • Ishu Rawat
    • Sudharshan Sundaramurthy

    Yr 8

    • Rafic Fayad
    • Anargyros Kallos
    • Vasanth Kumaralingam