22 May 2019 Matina Shadwick | News | Whole School  

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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21 May 2019 Martyn Bawden | News | Year 07   Year 09  

As you know, your son has been participating in NAPLAN Online during this and the previous week. Regrettably, there were some connectivity issues that disrupted your child’s experience during testing. Understandably, some students may have been impacted to an extent that affected their performance in the assessment.

The connectivity issues were reported to the national education testing authorities responsible for NAPLAN Online, who have now decided that eligible students will have the opportunity to re-sit the tests on Tuesday 28th May.

In your son’s case, he is able to re-sit the writing test.

Re-sitting the NAPLAN writing test is entirely optional, and your son does not have to participate if you do not wish him to do so. In considering whether your son should re-sit the test, please be aware that only the result of the second test will be recorded as your son’s result for NAPLAN 2019.

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20 May 2019 Abderrahim Abbou | News | Whole School  

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.

 

15 May 2019 Anthony Letsios | News | Whole School  

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.

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13 May 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

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)

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08 May 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 11   Year 12  

This will be an excellent opportunity for students interested to hear from and meet heads of school, faculty staff, current students and industry speakers.
Students will discover degree offerings, scholarship opportunities, entry requirements and the embedded industry immersion/placement program.

This event is suitable for parents, students and teachers.

When: Wednesday 5th June, 6-8pm (please arrive at 6pm for a 6:15pm start)

Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium (directions) The University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)

Format: Formal presentations, industry speakers, Q&A panel, networking

Registration: Please register here (registration is essential as places are limited). Refreshments will be provided at the networking session

06 May 2019 Judith Edwards | News | Whole School  

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

02 May 2019 Lara Hasham | News | Community  

In the morning of Thursday the 28th of April, Peter Vlahos, Sumedha Habakkala Hewage and I (Andy Georgiou) had the honour of attending the Anzac Memorial Service titled ‘Coming Home’, located within Davey Square  Reserve, Strathfield. The basis of such was directed towards the thousands of men and women who heroically risked their life for the greater good of Australia. Fundamentally, the Memorial Service provided historical context, statistics, and stories of our ANZACs which illustrated the horrid, yet heroic human experiences that either physically, and/or mentally dehumanized far too many innocent lives.

Although the Memorial Service further highlighted the harrowing realities of war, it also demonstrated the Australian identity of mateship, courage, and perseverance that the ANZACs valiantly carried with them. Throughout the ceremony, everyone ultimately reiterated a constant motif, that we all should be privileged and honoured to be part of this auspicious country. For us three proud and privileged prefects of Homebush Boys, it was an honour to have met, learned and listened to the many past and present men and women who have served our country, as without the everlasting ANZAC spirit, Australia would cease to exist as it does today. Lest We Forget.
 
Written by Andy Georgiou Yr 12
29 April 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Community  

In the early hours of the morning on Thursday 25th April 25, 2019, the Prefect team attended the Burwood ANZAC Commemorative March and Dawn Service. The theme of the service was ‘Coming Home” where we paid a special tribute to all men and women who served in all wars, as well as those who continued to battle the effects of the war long after they returned home.

At 6:00 am, the Prefect team led by the School Captain, Charles McLean, Vice-Captain, Michael Lopes, Senior Prefect, Shahi Uddin and the Prefect Coordinator, Mrs P Duch marched with the ex-servicemen and women and the community commencing at the corner of Church Street and Burwood Road. After, we proceeded to the Memorial Arch in Burwood Park where the solemn Dawn Service began at 6:30 am. Taking part in the Dawn Service, Charles MacLean and his Prefect team participated in the Wreath Laying Ceremony on behalf of Homebush Boys High School.

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19 April 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

Another term has passed, tucked under the belt of all students and staff. Particularly all of Year 12, who are one term closer to the Trials, the HSC, and ultimately the end of their high schooling career to begin a new chapter in life. Many things have happened during this term, notably many Prefect events and initiatives that the school has beared witness. To mark the closure of this term, here are a few things that have happened over the last term.

To start of the term, the Prefects organised a barbeque for the Perfect afternoon tea. Hosting other school Prefects to collaborate and compare, gaining new ideas for school initiatives and meeting many new people. As the term progressed, the Prefects were a part of the SRCs, Anti-Bullying barbeque and the World's Greatest Shave, which were hugely successful. As the term drew to a close, the Prefect put together a Trivia Lunch, were student from all years signed up and participated in a much anticipated competition to win grand rewards. The student response for this event was astounding, with all available positions in the competition taken up by students from all years. Thank you to all the students who participated, and congratulations to the winners.

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