Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • 2016 Annual Report

    Please click on the image to view the "2016 Annual Report"

    For previous editions of the Annual Report, click on the link below or click on "Annual Reports" link under the "School" menu at the top of this page.




  • Mother's Day Stall

    Once again, Mother's Day approaches! The annual HBHS Mother's Day Stall features hand-assembled Swarovski crystal and sterling silver jewellery. There are many colours available, drop a hint your son now! The prices have been kept low for many years and this year's stall will still have 2010 prices. The stall is run not only to help the HBHS students find a unique gift for their caregivers, but to support the school's Literacy Fund (all profits go right back to the school to purchase items for the Speed Reading Program!).

    What: Genuine Swarovski Crystals & Sterling Silver

    • Earrings: $8 - $10
    • Bracelets: $15 - $18
    • Pendants: $8
    • Sterling Neck Chains: $10

    When: Week 3, Thursday & Friday - All Lunch
    Where: Near the Arches

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 1 - 2017

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday! 

    School Resumes on: 
    Monday 24th April- Staff Development Day (No Students)
    Wednesday 26th April - First day back Term 2
    Friday 28th April- School Athletics Carnival

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


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

  • Athletics Carnival 2017

    The school is holding its annual athletics carnival on Friday 28th of April 2017. 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.

    All students are expected to attend, either as spectators or participants. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the voluntary 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.

  • Measles Outbreak in Western Sydney

    There is currently an outbreak of measles in South Western and Western Sydney, with at least 9 people having acquired the disease in the region during March 2017.

    The reported cases include children and infants who have attended childcare centres and secondary schools. There is potential for the measles outbreak to spread further as the infected young people have large social networks both within and outside of their schools, and some have travelled on public transport whilst infectious. Measles is highly infectious and anyone who isn’t vaccinated is at risk of infection if they have had contact with an infectious case.

    Immunisation is effective in preventing measles. It is important for everyone to ensure that they have received at least two doses of measles containing vaccine (MMR). Unless people are certain they have had two doses of measles vaccine, they should visit their GP as soon as possible for free measles vaccination.

    The first sign of measles is usually a high fever, a runny nose, cough, and red, watery eyes. The rash usually starts on the face and upper neck and spreads over the body, hands and feet. The rash lasts for 4-7 days

    Further information about measles can be found on the NSW Ministry of Health website at: 

  • Auburn Youth Centre - April School Holiday Program 2017

    Auburn Youth Centre - April School Holiday Program 2017

    When:Monday 10th April - Friday 21st April

    Where: Wyatt Park Sports Complex, Church St, Lidcombe NSW 2141


    • Drumming workshops
    • Easter egg hunt
    • Soccer competition
    • Ping pong 
    • Cricket game
    • Auburn's Got Talent
    • Painting


    • Blue Mountains Bush Walk - Tuesday 11th April 10:30am -5:00pm
    • Trampoline girls only - Wednesday 12th April 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    • Movies (Reading cinemas Auburn) - Thursday 13th April 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    • Bowling & lazertag (Fairfield) - Friday 21st April 12:00pm - 4:00pm

    All activities are FREE and for ages 12-24

    Important: Children under 16 must have parental consent for all excursions

    To register, please complete the registration form available at www.ayc.org.au

    For more information please visit www.ayc.org.au or call 9646 2122


  • Study Skills Tip - March 2017

    The students of Homebush Boys High School are well into their studies this term with our Year 11 and 12 students doing exams and the juniors engaged in their regular school work, completing assignments and studying for tests.

    The ability to concentrate effectively at home is a skill that takes time to master. The following are six tips from the ELES Study Skills Handbook to help students build better concentration skills. Read them and try to apply them daily!

    Also, click on the Top 10 Tips for Students for Managing Technology Distractions for useful strategies to avoid the most common distraction for students at home today: Technology.

    Building Concentration Skills

    Many students find it difficult to concentrate and stay focused when they are doing their schoolwork at home. So what can we do to improve concentration levels? Try these top tips:

  • Junior Rugby League (Wolves)

    The Wolves are both a family and community based Club that is committed to providing our youth with a healthy sporting environment in which we promote good sportsmanship, teamwork and friendship.

    Concord Burwood Junior Rugby League (Wolves) is part of Balmain District Junior Rugby League. Catering for all players from 4 years to open age.

    Home Ground: Goddard Park, Concord

    2017 Registration Fee:$150 mini's and mod's, international $50

    Includes jersey, shorts, socks

    Family discount available

    Sunday competition


    Registrations accepted online only

    For more information visit www.cbuwolves.com.au

  • HBHS Support International Women’s Day

    Our school vice-captain, Ibrahim Taha was a guest speaker at a special morning tea on Wednesday 8th March 2017 hosted by the Zonta Club of Sydney West. In front of students and staff from 15 different schools, Ibrahim gave an address on behalf of our school’s promise to Speak Up Against Violence towards Women. His message was in support of this year’s International Women’s Day theme of Be Bold for Change. At the same event, Sean Mansfield of Year 10 was one of 8 boys from our local government schools to receive an award for this work and efforts with White Ribbon day 2016. Sean was also asked to participate in the annual candle ceremony which involved the dimming of all lights at the Bankstown Sports Club and Sean holding a lit candle in recognition of women less fortunate than some, honouring the women who have died as a result of violence perpetrated by those that have loved and trusted. Both students are true ambassadors of our school.

  • LOWES 20% OFF Sale

    LOWES upcoming In-Store and Online Sale exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards card holders.

    When: Thursday 16th March 2017 (Sale is only for one day)

    Where:In-Store or Online

    What: 20% off all purchases including Schoolwear. 

    Offer ends midnight (AEST) 16/3/17. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount.

  • Youth Week 2017

    Strathfield Council Youth Week 2017

    When: Tuesday 4th April, 2017

    Where:Strathfield Community Centre & Airey Park

    Time:3.00pm - 5:00pm


    • Bubble Soccer
    • Rock Climbing Wall

    Presentations By:

    • Smiling Mind
    • NSW Fair Trading

    For more information contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999

  • Youth Week Expo 2017

    Strathfield Council 2017 Youth Week Expo

    When: Friday 31st March, 2017

    Where:Strathfield Town Square

    Time:3.00pm - 5:00pm


    • The Reach Foundation
    • NSW Fair Trading
    • MIC Australia
    • West Tigers

    For more information contact Strathfield Council on 9748 9999

  • Breakfast Club - 2017

    Healthy 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. 

    Where:Room 66

    When:Thursday Mornings - 7:45am-8:30am

    This year volunteers are hard at work to bring you the best brekky ever!

    So come along to enjoy a hearty breakfast!  

  • Moving into Year 7 at HBHS in 2018

    As your child's primary school education is coming to a close, it is time to think about which school your child will attend next year.

    Government schools are successful in preparing young people to lead full and satisfying lives, and to handle challenges of the contemporary world.

    What are the benefits of public education?
    • High academic outcomes
    • Extensive curriculum opportunities
    • Quality teaching and learning
    • Strong values
    • Excellent student support

    NSW government schools offer a variety of excellent programs and subject choices to meet the needs, interests and talents of all students. The different government schools options are outlined below.

  • Play Rugby for Briars

    If you are a rugby union player who would like to play rugby with a team that is focused on continually improving and competing to the best of their ability. Join Briars Rugby.

    Briars Rugby is home to players of all abilities and can cater to any level of experience.

    The Club competes in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union Competition, which provides rugby competitors for a range of skill levels.

    Where:  Cnr IanPde &Wellbank St, Concord, NSW 2137
    When: Registrations open in February (Pre-season training starts on the7th of February)
    Cost: Under 21 (Colts) = $150 & Grade Players = $300

    The 2017 Rugby Union competition season runs from April to September 

    For more information visit www.briarssports.com.au or call (02) 9743 1907

  • Growing up Digital

    Growing up digital: Young people technology and mental health

    A meeting of experts in online culture, digital media and youth mental health will explore how parents and community can act now to increase the mental health wellbeing of young people.

    Who's on the panel?

    • Jono Nicholas: CEO of ReachOut Australia
    • Mia Freedman: Co-founder, Mamamia Women's Media Company and digital journalist
    • Samantha Yorke:Public Policy and Government Affairs, Google

    Date:Tuesday 28th February 2017

    Time: Doors open 5:00pm for a 6:00pm start

    Venue:Lower Town Hall - Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street ( Entry via Druitt St)


    Tickets are limited so register now.

  • Symphonia Jubilate 2017

    Symphonia Jubilate - 2017

    Join Symphonia Jubilate in 2017 and have fun playing orchestral and popular music with other musicians in SJ Primo for high school students, SJ Secondo for Primary school students and SJ Pizzicato for beginner string students.

    Next Rehearsal:25th February  from 4:00pm - 6:15pm

    Next Rehearsal Venue: Marie Bashir Public School

    For more information please visit www.symphoniajubilate.com

  • Within the Mirror.....What Do You See?

    When: Wednesdays (1st March 2017 -5th April 2017)

    Time: 3:45pm - 5:30pm

    Where: George Street Centre Burwood


    • Self esteem
    • Body image
    • Ways to feel better about yourself
    • How to cope with stress


    For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call on (02) 9744 1866


  • Study Skills 2017

    Homebush Boys High School has launched an exciting new study skills program this year. We have subscribed to the Enhanced Learning Study Skills Handbook. This is a great online resource for students to address all their study skills issues and concerns, as well as learn new ways to improve students’ results at school. The handbook provides a huge amount of information for students with modules such as Time Management, Active studying, Preparing for exams and Avoiding distractions.

    We aim to utilise the resources provided to deliver many of the modules across Years 7 - 12 in targeted study skills lessons throughout the year. The information will be tailored to suit the specific needs of our students.

  • 2017 - BYOD Program

    We have completed negotiations and are partnering with Asus and JB-Hifi to again provide the best value for money. The cost of the device is now $420.00 inc GST payable to front office as soon as possible. We have done a bulk order for the devices and will be receiving the chrome books in the near future. Priority for this order will be given to those that have paid last year. We have ordered extra devices and will able to provide chromebooks if the school was to receive the payments here on. 

    Device: Asus C202SA

    Accidental Damage Protection: 2 Years ADP - First Claim: $0 Excess (charges apply for following claims)

    Case: STM ACE Vertical Impact 13" Black

    Cost: $420.00 inc GST