13 November 2019 Tim Stinson | News | Year 08   Year 10  

For the month of November, selected boys from Year 8 and Year 10 are spending their Tuesdays making artworks for the Lidcombe Center. This was a way to congratulate these students of their efforts in Visual Arts this year and to inspire them for their further studies next year. Each week the boys are making artworks that are then uploaded to the Lidcombe Centre's Facebook and Instagram pages, voted on by the public and awards of $200 and $100 will be given to the winning artworks. Working closely with the marketing manager of the Lidcombe Centre, Setty Ferdousian, we are looking forward to displaying more work in the centre, creating murals and finding news ways in which the creative arts at Homebush Boys High School can engage with its community in valuable and sustainable ways.

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11 November 2019 Maria Serafim | News | Community  

Many schools will temporarily cease operations on Tuesday 12 November due to fires.

Keep updated at http://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety

If you have children at non-operational schools, please do not leave them unattended at home.

 

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11 November 2019 Christos Halkidis | News | Community  

Congratulations to Bassam Maaliki of Year 11 for being nominated and reaching the final 4 in the category of NSW Young Australian of the Year Awards for 2020 for his work as a refugee advocate and fundraiser. Bassam is a second generation Lebanese Australian Muslim who at the age of 14 set up the #UBelong project to help all refugees, regardless of background or ethnicity, to feel at home in Australia.

By creating and selling key-shaped badges – a symbol of belonging – Bassam has raised more than $60,000 for refugee support groups and charities. People who buy Bassam's badges can wear them in solidarity with refugees, migrants and all people seeking asylum, helping raise awareness about the challenges of refugees and the importance of multicultural inclusion.

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08 November 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Year 12  

On the 4th of November 2019, the 2019-2020 Prefect Team was privileged to attend the National Young Leader’s Day at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre to a plethora of inspirational and motivational speakers, who shared their successes and defeats through life and the lessons they learned from them.

The first speaker, John Coutis was a living breathing example of resilience, self-discipline and determination. He spoke about the importance of parents and the paramount role they have in their children’s lives, and how we as the younger generation take what they do for granted. John further iterated the value of experience in shaping our individual and collective human experiences, saying that “Life is about getting out of your comfort zone.” John ended his speech by emphasising the importance of goal setting and the motivation they provide in times of hardship and the forward direction they put us on through our journey of life.

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06 November 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Lowes Shop & Save for Christmas. Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

20% off schoolwear and everything else!

In Store & Online - Thursday 14th November only.

Offer ends midnight (AEST) 14/11/19. 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.

  

30 October 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 10  

From the 5th to the 8th of August 2019, I was fortunate to do work experience hosted by 22 Squadron’s Sergeant Gerard Harkins and Flight Sergeant Marc Werner. We were taken around the base and engaged in a variety of activities that demonstrated the different roles of units and the variety of careers that are available in the Air Force. These included activities such as flying to ground support roles as well as familiarising ourselves with military working dogs, engineering, maintenance, logistics, air traffic control, PTI’s, medical, fire and rescue and the much desired and coveted piloting career path and simulators.

It was a week where we learnt a lot, met many new people and generally a great experience. An awesome time was had by all and I’d like to thank the RAAF for this great opportunity and Mrs Anton for her ongoing support.

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25 October 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 10  

PIX U JOB is an App that assists students find jobs. It's innovative, user friendly and very quick. Throughout the last 2 weeks we have been very privileged to have a team of up to 5 people come in to present to our Year 10 cohort. The students loved it, as it is a rarity to have them use their mobile phones during class. Yes they were all on task and engaging with our presenters beautifully as they navigated through the App in an attempt to build their live profile. Some students were even awarded a gift voucher to Westfields on their IT savvy skills and their successful creation of their profile, I was so disappointed to have not be chosen.

In any event, the students learnt, engaged and enjoyed their presentation and on behalf of HBHS we'd like to thank PIX U JOB, and in particular Karim Mousri, their Memebership Manager who reached out to us and made it all possible. We welcome any further collaboration between the 2 organisations and feel that this is a really relevant and useful platform for students to link in with potential employers.

They have even offered internship / mentoring type of programs which I am certain that many of our boys will embrace.

Thank you so much PIX U JOB

 

 
21 October 2019 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School have appointed a new company to manage our School Canteen as of Term 4, 2019. 

Bon Appétit Catering is a proudly owned Australian family business currently operating over 20 school canteens across Sydney. The owners, Theresa and Tony Zouein are passionate about food and want the best for students. The success of Bon Appétit Catering is based on these values of providing students with quality food to ensure they deliver their best. A range of foods are offered that are low in fat, low in GI and low in sodium. All meals are made DAILY on the premises. The food choices and practices Bon Appétit Catering has offered are closely linked to the Healthy School Canteens strategy. Please feel reassured that when your child purchases a meal from the canteen that it will be a Healthy Choice!

For more information about Bon Appétit Catering please visit http://bonappetitcatering.com.au/

Click here to view the Bon Appétit Catering menu

17 October 2019 Louise Symonds | News | Whole School  

Saturday School of Community Languages (SSCL) is the largest provider of face-to-face languages education in NSW.

Classes are held every Saturday morning during the school term at each of our 15 high school centres.

Students from public and non-government secondary schools are eligible to enrol if the language requested is their background language and is not available for study at their weekday school. There are no fees charged for enrolment.

Students at SSCL follow the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabuses. All languages are Board Endorsed Courses that can contribute towards a Higher School Certificate. 

Please visit the website below to download a 2020 enrolment form:
https://saturdaycl-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/
Complete an enrolment form and submit it by Friday 29th February 2020

 

16 October 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Year 12  

Twenty amazing incumbent prefects 2019-2020 attended the HBHS Prefect Camp from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th September 2019. The aim of the camp was to build the leadership capabilities of the student leaders through enhancements of their communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

Immediately stepping out of the bus, the boys began their team training whereby they eagerly participated in various mentally and physically challenging team training activities from 4 Corner Traverse, Great Escape, Pipeline, Leap of Faith and Traffic Jam to High Wire Challenge. The objectives of the activities were to build and empower students to be effective leaders by using problem solving and strategic planning skills. By participating in the activities, students learnt about team cooperation and communication with each other to create a cohesive Prefect Team. For example, the 4 Corner Traverse taught students to complete personal and team evaluation. Whereas the Leap of Faith activity encouraged students to make decisions in tough times. In all activities, the boys needed to work together to achieve the desired outcomes within the limited time and resources that were provided to each team. 

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