19 December 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.

 

School Resume on: 

Tuesday 28th January 2020 - Staff Only
Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Year 7, Year 11 & Year 12
Thursday 30th January 2020 - Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10

19 December 2019 Kate Fitzsimmons | News | Year 09   Year 10  

On the 12th of December, Year 9 and Year 10 students had the privilege of hosting a visit from two of our Australian Rugby Sevens players who will be playing at the Sydney Sevens tournament on February 1st and 2nd as well as representing our country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The boys were able to hear about the players journey and had a Q and A session as well as a meet and greet at the end of the presentation. Good luck boys at both the Sydney Sevens and Tokyo Olympics from Homebush Boys High School.

 

18 December 2019 Iqbal Singh | News | Year 11  

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney recognises students in Science in Year 11 for their outstanding achievement in Science across all the schools in NSW. The recipients of this prestigious award from Homebush Boys High School, this year are; Ayman Kharbutli and Sourabh Leelchand. These students and their parents were invited to visit the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute on Monday, December 9, 2019 for a presentation. The students had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers and see the research work related to the heart diseases carried out by the eminent staff at the institute.

This facility is open to the public as well and you may book the visits through the website https://www.victorchang.edu.au. This is a great opportunity to visit and see how wonderful work is carried out at this institute in the field of medicine to prevent the ever increasing mortality caused by various cardio vascular diseases and the heart conditions.

Congratulations to Ayman and Sourabh on this achievement on behalf of Homebush Boys High School and the Community.

 

17 December 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 11  

On Tuesday 10th December, Peter Smith and I had the pleasure of escorting Jason Qian who was nominated as being the most outstanding Year 11 student. The process involved sitting with their Year Adviser Christopher Burke, to select the top 15 students of the Year 11 cohort and then to provide them the opportunity to be interviewed and present their portfolio / resume to us. The candidature was very impressive and the competition was fierce. In any event Jason rightfully received the nomination. This award will allow Jason automatic entry into Western Sydney University, he will be given a $500 grant for 2020 and a conditional scholarship valued at $20,000 as well as being part of the Western Sydney University Academy. Students with an ATAR of 90 and over are invited to be part The Academy to be mentored and given leadership opportunities from people in industry.

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16 December 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

The Homebush Boys Prefects of 2019/20 have taken the initiative to create an Instagram page to advertise and promote prefect run events or competitions. This Instagram page will be public allowing students, parents and the members of the community to view activities taking place within the school grounds.

This Instagram page will be monitored constantly to ensure the safety and wellbeing off all students, parents and all who visit the page.

To follow our page, simply search up '@hbhsprefects' into the search bar and press the blue follow button. Or you can scan the Instagram nametag through your Instagram account to follow the account (name tag can be found in the attached picture).

If you have any enquires or questions feel free to talk to any of the prefects and we will be more than happy to help.
 

13 December 2019 Rashmi Singh | News | Year 08  

What an amazing day at the charming Strathdale Nursing Home!

To spread the Christmas cheer and put a smile on some wonderful elderly faces, a group of year 8 boys visited Strathdale Nursing Home at Strathfield. We boys walked with our Year Adviser, Mrs Singh and gave the residents a heartfelt beautifully written Christmas cards and some confectionery (Candy Canes, Korean Lollies and Chocolates).

We were pleased to see the positive reactions of the residents. They were extremely happy to receive the cards and were really excited to eat the confectionery. As we walked around the premises, we greeted the residents and conveyed our kind wishes on the festive occasion of Christmas. We all made small chat with them and got to know them. All of the residents were extremely grateful to be visited and be wished a Merry Christmas. As we were leaving, one lady gave us a box of chocolates and a little thank you message to thank us all for our visit. It was a very touching moment. We realised that some of the residents were quite surprised to have visitors over as no one ever visits them.

When we left, we realised how just a little card and a lolly could change a frown to a smile and bring so much joy in some lonely hearts. We felt that every deed no matter how small could make a difference. Everybody needs a gift for Christmas, no matter how little.

Year 8s

12 December 2019 Bridget Crozier | News | Whole School  

A person who attends Homebush Boys has been diagnosed with whooping cough (pertussis). I am writing to provide you with information about this illness and ask that you watch for the symptoms, especially over the next three weeks.

Please Click Here for the informational letter.

If you or your child develops symptoms, please go to your local doctor as soon as possible and take this letter with you.

What is Pertussis?
Pertussis is an infection of the throat that often begins like a cold and cough. This can progress to bouts of coughing, and sometimes breathing difficulties and vomiting after coughing. It can be a very serious infection in small children, however older children and adults can also get pertussis and pass it on to others. People with pertussis are infectious for the first 3 weeks of their illness or until they have completed a 5 day course of the recommended antibiotics. The coughing can last between one and three months.

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11 December 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Extra-Curricular  

What a Day! Exciting, exhilarating and very engaging. The day took off with a conference in the creatively designed Hall at the University of Technology Sydney where our students caught the inspiring sparks of a groundbreaking speaker, Dr Joshua Chou, who’s innovative research in STEM has fast-forwarded our present into the future. Next, our students split into groups with students from various schools around Sydney, where we experienced hints of the different fields in STEM.

Shifting gears
The peer leaders and teachers organised a wonderful and engaging activity of building and racing self made cars with all the others. We were split into groups of six to design a car and use critical thinking attributes to solve problems such as air resistance, weight balance and the size of the cars considering many factors. Mechanical engineering is a main part of our lifestyle, cars, factories, machines all built by mechanical engineers. Almost all moving parts in a machine.

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09 December 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

The month of December is dedicated to Men’s Mental Health. This prefect initiative is celebrated in collaboration with RUOK Day. According to the Productivity Commission, every 2 out of 3 Australians suffer from mental health issues. As the school students’ leaders, the prefects held a formal assembly under the leadership of Ahmad Alameddine and Bassam Maaliki, where they worked tirelessly with our school counsellor, Ms Katherine Gudgeon and the Prefect Coordinator, Mrs Phirum Duch to raise awareness about mental health and provide strategies that can be used to assist students who suffer from either anxiety or depression to seek help. The main point of the Men’s Mental Health Initiative is that “when you have the flu or you are generally feeling unwell, you don’t question going to the doctors to seek medical advice. Let’s not place a stigma on seeking help from a counsellor or someone who you trust for mental health issues.”

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06 December 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

On Friday 15th November, the Prefect Body of 2019-2020 was officially inaugurated into their leadership positions, marking the beginning of a new era. On this auspicious day, prefect executives, family, friends and teachers gathered to congratulate and officially welcomed the future leaders. The nervous energy grew to a climax upon singing of the national anthem, marking the beginning of the pinning ceremony. As each of the men towered over their parents, they braved the impending chance of being stabbed by their parents. Upon signing the names into the "BOOK OF LEADERS" they pondered on the countless leaders which came before them and the effect they had left on the school. The names hidden behind the pages held the legacy of this fine institution, Homebush Boys High School bearing the responsibility of not only upholding but improving the name of the school on each of our set of 21 shoulders. To conclude the ceremony, our School Captain Zain Ousmand made a speech, rousing our spirits and emphasising the importance of brotherhood and believing in oneself.

Written by Anshul Trevedi