20 August 2018 Iqbal Singh | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High school participated in the ICAS Science test in Term 2 this year. This is an initiative of UNSW Global Assessments and this test is conducted in over 20 countries globally. About ninety students from various Year groups participated in this reputed test and HBHS boys achieve very promising results.

This includes 2 High Distinctions, 1 Distinction, 18 Credits and 19 Merits. We congratulate the HBHS community on this great success this year. I would like to thank Ms L Mathur for her efforts in orgainsing this test.

Following is the list of our achievers:

  • Kevin Duong Year 10 (High distinction)
  • Billy Leask Year 10 (High Distinction)
  • Elias Soovoroff - Year 10 (Distinction)

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17 August 2018 Christy Cheung | News | Year 07  

On Tuesday 14 August, the Year 7s participated in the World of Maths incursion. This incursion provided a special opportunity for students to engage in Mathematics in unique and fun ways. There were various puzzles for the small groups to solve, leading to lots of loud and excited discussions.
The students all enjoyed the puzzles and it became difficult to move the students away from the puzzles once their time was up. After every session, there were always students commenting that they wanted more time to solve them all. A few students even wanted to stay behind at recess to finish the puzzles!
A very special thanks to Peter Wilson from the World of Maths for running this wonderful incursion for our school again this year.

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09 August 2018 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Community  

HBHS was again able to put on a wonderful table of supper for the Citizenship Ceremony at Strathfield Council last Thursday night.
Thank you for your contributions.
A special shout out for Ahmed, Shahi and Haren for being absolutely wonderful, cheerful and professional servers on the night.

The next date for Supper donations is Thursday 13th September.
Please diarise this date. All donations of biscuits, cakes or nibbles are greatly appreciated and goes a long way.

Thank you to all staff and office staff who helped with this excellent fundraiser and contribution to the local community.

Best regards,
Amy, Maria, Megan & Janette

07 August 2018 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Lowes Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

20%* Off Everything including Schoolwear! 

In Store & Online - Thursday 9th August only.

Offer ends midnight (AEDT) 09/08/18. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount. 

For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store. 

* Excludes gift cards & all suit packages. 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. 

 

03 August 2018 Ginette Ball | News | Year 12  

On Thursday 26 July, Ms Ball’s Year 12 Standard English class attended the National Theatre of Great Britain’s highly acclaimed performance of ‘The Curious incident of a dog in the Night Time’.

The performance was chosen as it was an interpretation of a novel, written by Mark Haddon, that the students enthusiastically studied  for Module B of their HSC course. The students thought the performance was incredibly well done as it was not only true to the novel but also utilised digital technology to bring the main character, Christopher’s, thoughts and fears to life on stage.

At the close of the performance patrons who sat near the students told Ms. Ball how impressed they were with the school’s polite and attentive manner culminating in the perfect end to a wonderful excursion.

01 August 2018 Catherine Lea | News | Extra-Curricular   Whole School  

In the the weeks leading up to our Multicultural Day festivities many boys got busy with their pens and entered a competition to produce the best poem to celebrate the wonderful diversity of our school community. The winners were presented with their prizes on the last day of term. They have proven that a skill with words not only lifts our spirits, but it can also bring tangible rewards! One hundred and thirty five dollars worth of prizes were distributed; there will be more opportunities for boys to exercise their pens for profit later in the year. Given the standard of entries for this competition the English department are in a frenzy of expectation about the next competition!

Congratulations to Eli Mansfield and William Knight who shared first prize. You can read their work, and see photos from the beautiful readings of the poems given on Multicultural Day. Congratulations to Darshan Neshabalan, Mohammed Hamza, Anargyros Kallos and Jay Silva who also won prizes. Many thanks to Avi Carleton and Billal Hassanzai for their beautiful readings on Multicultural Day.

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31 July 2018 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Year 08   Year 10  

There will be an information evening regarding the subject selection process for the students going from year 8 into year 9 and students going from year 10 into year 11 in 2019.

The evening will cover the process undergone for the transition of the students and the NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) requirements. The information given will be more about the subject selection process, rather than about specific subjects.

Year 9 Subject Selection Details
Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
When: Tuesday 31 of July, 2018
Time: Registration 4:30-5:00pm, Presentations 5:00-6:00pm

Year 11 Subject Selection Details
Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
When: Tuesday 31 of July, 2018
Time: Registration 6:00-6:30pm, Presentations 6:30-8:00pm

A subject information booklet will also be handed out on the night to help in this decision.

 

 

30 July 2018 Peter Kelleher | News | Whole School  

The prefect body has been extremely busy this term, kicking off with our first meeting on Tuesday the 1st of May. Throughout the term, we have planned and undertaken many initiatives both within the school and abroad.

During the April school holidays, many prefects were involved in attending ANZAC services to remember and commemorate all Australians and New Zealanders who served and died in wars, conflict and peacekeeping operations.

Alfred and I attended the Homebush ANZAC Service on Sunday the 22nd of April commemorative wreath, and the majority of the prefect body attended the Burwood RSL ANZAC Dawn Service on the 25th of April and laid a commemorative wreath at the Burwood War Memorial Arch.

Moreover, our school Captain Fawad Faheem, Vice-Captain Christopher Kadamani and Senior Prefect Ethan Tiah marched in the city with the Drum Corps. Thanks to all those prefects who sacrificed their time to represent Homebush Boys High School.

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26 July 2018 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

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25 July 2018 Daniel Carrozza | News | Sports  

On Thursday 7th of June, Mr D Carrozza took the U16’s Futsal team to the Regional Futsal Championship at Bankstown. Every year Football NSW run the Schools Futsal Championships in different regions around the state. These regional tournaments are used as qualifiers for the State Futsal Championship.

Homebush Boys finished second in their group with 3 wins and 1 loss, meaning they had to play one of the top seeded school from another group in the quarter finals. However, this motivated the boys even more and they put in a dominant performance easily winning 7-2.

Next up was the semi-final and the boys were feeling confident. The game didn’t start well and Homebush were down 1-0 early in the game. Through hard work the boys replied with 3 quick goals, with the score remaining 3-1 until the last three minutes with Homebush conceding. This made for a very nervous last three minutes. However, the boys defended brilliantly and scored within the last minute to win 4-2. With this win Homebush made it to the grand final and qualifying for the state championships.

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