Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • As of Wendesday 28/08/19 we had internet login changes from DoE. These changes now take affect and apply to ALL STAFF & STUDENTS. The following procedure only needs to be done "once" after login to the computer and as such you will not need to login to the internet multiple times regardless of which browser you use.

    After you login to the computer please do the following:‚Äč

    1. ‚ÄčOpen a web browser to visit http://detnsw.net
    2. login with firstname.lastname@DETNSW
    3. click LOGIN

    When you have finished your session - please log off the computer. If it is not your own device please follow the steps below to log off.

    1. Open a web browser to visit http://detnsw.net/logoff.php
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    For more information on these changes please visit the link below.

  • Students in the Visual Arts and Music faculty will be exhibiting and performing their HSC work on Thursday 5th September. As always, this evening is a celebration of the hard work, dedication, persistence and, above all, creativity of our students here at Homebush Boys.

    A collection of student art works will be on display from 5.00pm, and then the Music students will perform their musical items from around 6.00pm.

    Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Where: Homebush Boys High School, C-Block & School Hall

    When:Thursday 5th September, 2019, 5:00pm - 7:30pm (Musical Performance commence at 6pm)

    Refreshments will be served in Room 42


  • In Semester 1, over 150 students from years 7 to 11 received Blue Awards as a result of consistent effort in all their subjects. To recognise the effort of these boys, the executive teachers in conjunction with Mr Elaro, decided to treat the award recipients to a day at the movies. After period one on Tuesday, 20th of August,132 students caught the train from Homebush to Rhodes.

    Years 7, 8 and 9 watched the reinvented Disney classic “The Lion King”, while the older boys watched the action packed “Hobbs and Shaw”. The day was a very good experience and was great to be recognised for our academic efforts. In addition to being lots of fun and enjoyment, it provides an incentive for students to strive for a blue awards next semester so they too can have a day out at the movies.

    On behalf of all blue award recipients, I would like to thank the executive team; Mr Elgood, Ms Paleothedoras, Mrs Shadwick and Mr Achmad with a special thanks to Mr Elaro for organising the day. 

    By Tom Nieser

  • Semester 1 Blue and Maroon Awards have been decided and it’s time to celebrate the students’ application and effort.

    The awards are derived from the work ethics and application according to the reports each semester. This is the second semester that students’ consistent effort and application have been recognised and rewarded at Homebush Boys.

    It is very pleasing to see that there is an increase in the number of students receiving these awards. This is also a strong indication that the students are embracing these awards and trying their hardest in all their classes.

    And remember students, you don’t need any ability or special talent to apply yourself to the best of your ability in every lesson. Everyone can choose to do their best.

    To view the full list of award recipients click read more:

  • Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin.

    For all the previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right-hand side of this page. 

  • Do you want to join the Homebush Boys Running Club? Several running routes have been devised to cater for runners of all abilities. The routes are close to the school and avoid main roads.

    Dates: Every Monday afternoon (and possibly Fridays depending on interest).

    Duration: The entirety of 2019.

    Time: Meet after school for a 3:30pm start.

    Location: In and around Homebush — meet in Room 12 (where belongings will be secured).

    Supervision: A teacher will be running with the students, but due to differences in pace, supervision may be minimal until they are met at the arranged checkpoint.

    What to bring:Appropriate running shoes and clothes. Summer months will require sunscreen and a hat.

  • Lowes Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

    20% Off schoolwear and everything else!

    In Store & Online - Thursday 8th August only.

    Offer ends midnight (AEDT) 08/08/19. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount.

    For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store.

    * Excludes gift cards, all suit packages & schoolwear layby’s. 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.  


  • Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin.

    For all the previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right-hand side of this page. 

  • Homebush Boys High School values the diversity of all its cultures! We celebrate this each year on Multicultural Day, recognising the various ethnicities within the school. We invite the school community to join the festivities as the staff and students sing, dance, tell stories or play cultural music at our Multicultural Day concert. This event will take place at Homebush Boys High School on the 26th of July, 2019.

    We value the support of our parent community in assisting with the food stalls each year, If you are able to contribute to the cultural food stalls, please contact the school and leave your name and contact details. We look forward to your presence. 

  • On Wednesday the 12th of June, eleven students from the SRC and Prefect body, along with our teacher Ms. Hasham, were invited by Burwood Girls High School to attend a Youth Empowerment Forum, where the students from Homebush Boys were given the opportunity to listen to several keynote speakers. These speakers were inspirational as they spoke about their life experiences, the accomplishments they have made, and how they are helping contribute to society. These speakers were Kate Koschel, founder of the Kindness Factory, Isaiah Dawe, founder of ID Know Yourself, Lakshmi Logathassan, founder of the Laptop Project, and Sara Saleh, an award-winning poet and human rights activist.

  • For Young People looking for their first job and Parents keen to support their young person!

    Help with how to get and keep your first job - casual, part time or full time. Where to start, What type of job, Where to look. Preparing your Resume, Cover Letter and References. How to search for a job, what type of job can I do.

    How to apply - Resume & interview preparation, what to expect, types of questions & how to answer, employability skills. questions you should ask.

    Job Interview - what to expect, how to help your young person. Hear from Employers & Career Practioner directly. Hear from young people about their career.

    When:Monday, 24th June 2019

    Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Where: Western Suburbs League Club, 10 Old Leumeah Road, Leumeah, NSW 2560

    Cost: Free

    Click here to register.


  • Refugee Week (17-21 June) is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about issues affecting refugees and to celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. More than 90 per cent of refugee children and young people attend our NSW public schools and TAFE colleges. At Homebush Boys High School we will be celebrating Refugee Week in a few ways.

    On Tuesday 18th June, students from 7A English will be selling maroon wristbands for $2 that state 'HBHS #WithRefugees' to show our support and celebration of refugees. Also under the arches, 7A students will be selling Margherita, Beef+Onion and Pepperoni pizzas for $2 a slice. To support this year’s Refugee Week theme ‘share a meal, share a story’ we invite you to buy some pizza and students from 7A will ask you to share a story about your favourite meal. By sharing these stories we hope to build a stronger community that celebrates all those who live in it. 

  • Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin

    For all the previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right-hand side of this page.

  • The school is holding its annual athletics carnival on Monday 27th of May 2019. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre at Homebush for this event. Students will be able to use the most up-to-date equipment and compete on the warm-up track that was used by competitors in the Olympic Games.

    This is a formal school event and all students are expected to attend. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the school fees. Students will be marked present before entering the Athletics Centre based on Houses. Students are encouraged to wear clothing in their house colours and each student doing so will be awarded a bonus point towards the carnival results. Rolls will be marked at 8.30am, just outside the main entrance.

  • On Tuesday the 21st of May, 2019, Homebush Boys High School had their annual school photos day. Photographs can be purchased for 7 days from the day photos were taken, after which late fees/additional charges will be incurred.

    Please follow the link to place an order for school photos online.

    Online order code: CG2 4HJ QQC

    Past years’ photographs including sports, co-curricular and representative groups are also available.

    Important Information:

    • School photos purchased online DO NOT require envelopes returned to school
    • Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are taken

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  • Homebush Boys High School, would like to invite you to attend the 10th Annual Ramadan Iftar night on Thursday the 23rd of May 2019.

    The event takes place at the School Hall at 4:30pm – 7:00pm and all students and teachers are invited to the event, Muslim and non-Muslim. Students are expected to buy tickets for $20 each and will be required to show their ticket on the night. A various selection of foods on the night will be provided for the students to choose from, and there will also be desserts and drinks available.

    Ramadan is the holy month in the Islamic calendar in which people of the Islamic faith fast for approximately 30 days from sunrise to sunset, in which Muslims are not allowed to consume any food or drink. Linguistically Iftar means the breaking of the fast, and it is an Islamic tradition to break it with an odd amount of dates and some water. Ramadan is a time of the year where Muslims try to understand what the poor and needy feel in times of hunger and desperation but more importantly to reconnect to their faith and strengthen their relationship with God Almighty.

    Ramadan is a time of reflection, but also a time to enjoy and we hope you will be able to join us for the Iftar night and enjoy your time there.


  • Three students from Homebush Boys High School have had their works chosen for the 2019 ARTEXPRESS exhibition. Congratulations to Kiran Surti who exhibited his BOW consisting of three paintings at the Armory, Sydney Olympic Park titled “Through the Speakers” and Pin How Chen and his BOW titled “Figtree/ Forest taped in Snow” which was exhibited at the Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Artist Centre earlier this year.

    On Saturday Ms Horiatopoulos from our ESL Department and I were delighted to attend the official ARTEXPRESS opening at the Blue Mountains Gallery on behalf of Homebush Boys High School, and to share and celebrate Zhixuan Zhou success and achievement on being selected as a student artist and to have his work exhibited at the gallery.

    Zhixuan (Clarence) Zhuo a Year 12 student at Homebush Boys High School in 2018 was one of many exhibiting student artists whose work was chosen for ARTEXPRESS. ARTEXPRESS brings together a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts in NSW.

  • The Skills and Thrills careers showcase is an engaging, informative and entertaining showcase, created to highlight vocational education and training (VET) and the success stories that emanate from VET pathways.  The Careers Showcase will help parents better understand vocational pathways, including apprenticeships, traineeships and school-based apprenticeships and training and give parents the knowledge they need, to help their children make informed careers choices post high school.

    Through the showcase, parents will learn about the following:

    • Apprenticeships and Traineeships
    • TAFE/ Private Training Providers
    • Funding options available (Smart and Skilled)
    • In school options (SBAT's)
    • Where to find information
    • Who can assist/resources available
    • Opportunity to speak with parents and students who have chosen/ whose child has chosen a VET pathway (Q&A)
  • Yr 12

    • Akash Mubarik
    • Benjamin Jorgensen
    • Dimitrios Kallos
    • Patrick Leng
    • Pritiv Raj Deepak Raj
    • Zhangtao Deng

    Yr 11

    • Adam Farroukh
    • Ahmad Alameddine
    • Bassam Maaliki
    • Tom Nieser
    • Zain Ousmand

    Yr 10

    • Ashfeen Ferdouse
    • David Kadamani
    • Haren Kumaralingam
    • Ishu Rawat
    • Jayden Chan

    Yr 9

    • Anargyros Kallos
    • Avraam Carleton
    • Diluxan Ramanan
    • Vasanth Kumaralingam

    Yr 8

    • Aidan Elassad
    • Ayman Chaabou
    • Jaden Luu
    • Zane Hamad
  • Once again, Mother's Day approaches! The annual HBHS Mother's Day Stall features hand-assembled Swarovski crystal and sterling silver jewellery. Swarovski crystal and sterling silver earrings will be only $8. Sterling silver chains will be $10. The silver bangles are $15. There are many more jewellery products on offer for a variety of prices!

    When:Thursday 9th & Friday 10th May, 2019

    Time: All lunch

    Where:Next to the canteen