19 October 2018 Phirum Duch | News | Year 12  

After a rigorous and stringent democratic election processes: written applications, interviews, speeches and preferential voting system, Homebush Boys High School has finally found 20 honourable, upstanding, young men to lead the school community as Prefects in 2018-2019.

On Tuesday 16th October 2018, these fine young men were inducted to lead the student body at Homebush Boy High School. I am confident that these wonderful and upright prefect body will further advance the good reputation of Homebush Boys High School through their positive and proactive actions and initiatives by upholding the team’s motto, “Keep HBHS Great!”

A big congratulation goes to:

  • School Captain: Charles McLEAN
  • School Vice-Captain: Michael LOPES
  • Senior Prefect: Shahi UDDIN
  • Prefects:
    • Patrick Anderson
    • Tobias Buckley
    • Daniel Galassi
    • Andy Georgiou
    • Peter Gock
    • Sumedha Habakkala Hewage
    • Maaz Iqbal
    • Calvin Iturra
    • Zachary Jones
    • Felix Knight
    • Kajan Kari Kumaralingam
    • Chris Kwon
    • Neeraj Mirashi
    • Oliver Nicholls
    • Jay Park
    • Panayioti (Peter) Vlahos
    • Reilly Winch. 

  

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17 October 2018 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

School Zones (School zones operate between 8-9.30am and 2.30-4.00pm during school term. A speed limit of 40km/h as well as increased fines and demerit points apply during these hours)

  • No Stopping
    • Stopping is not permitted at any time.
    • Dropping off or picking up passengers is not permitted.
    • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
  • No Parking
    • Drivers may stop to drop off or pick up passengers for a maximum of 2 minutes.
    • Diver must remain in or within 3 metres of vehicle.
    • Vehicle must not be left unattended.
    • Minimum penalty $187 and 2 demerit points.
  • Bus Zone
    • Stopping is not permitted in a bus zone during times of operation.
    • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
  • Double Parking
    • Stopping next to legally parked vehicles is not permitted.
    • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
  • Driveways
    • Do not park across, or on a driveway or any other vehicle access.
    • Minimum penalty $337 and 2 demerit points.
  • Mobile Phones
    • It is illegal to use mobile phones while driving.
    • $448 penalty and 4 demerit points.

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02 October 2018 Melissa Calligaro | News | Whole School  

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

School Resumes: Monday 15th October, 2018

 

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

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

26 September 2018 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

The Australian Training Company is offering students an opportunity to explore their career options and find their path to success. Australian Training Company is holding 3 Recruitment Days/Information Sessions for anyone interested in completing an apprenticeship or traineeship.

When: 27th September 2018, 14th November 2018 & 23rd January 2019 (All sessions start at 9:30am)

Where: 30-32 Pomeroy Street Homebush

To attend a session please register at https://goo.gl/forms/oJzUG2FyPwbQXTJo1

 

25 September 2018 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

Master Builders Association is holding a Pre-Apprenticeship Program Information Evening. The information evening will provide students with information about the Master Builders pre-apprenticeship programs, course dates and careers in the building and construction industry. Students, careers advisers, parents and guardians are encouraged to attend to learn about pre-apprenticeship programs. Find out if the trade is right for you before commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship.

When: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Where: Master Builders Education Centre at Baulkham Hills (5 Burbank Place, Baulkham Hills)

To book a seat, please register on Master Builders website at 
http://www.mbansw.asn.au/Services/Apprenticeships/Pre-Apprenticeship-Program/ or call (02) 8586 3533 if you have any questions.

To view their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mbanswapprenticeship/

 

 

21 September 2018 Guy Beal | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School library is now open for an hour after school on Mondays and Tuesdays as part of the Homework Help initiative. Students are invited to make use of this resource and are able to receive assistance with their assessment tasks and homework from 3:10 to 4:10 pm.

There will be a teacher on duty to supervise and assist students with their work and all students will have access to a computer and printer.

The after-hours literacy/speed reading program run by Ms Edwards has also been relocated to the library and students are encouraged to attend during the above times in order to improve their reading speed, vocabulary and comprehension skills. This program also runs before school on Thursdays. For more information about the speed reading program please see Ms Edwards.

 

21 September 2018 Daphne Simpson | News | Year 10  

The year 10 Boys did their spot on cooking challenge round in their food technology practicals with only two ingredients, " Bread & Eggs". The boys did their planning within 10 minutes and produced one dish. This task enabled students to manage their time and available resources in order to produce and display a food product. Students also focused on their planning, Hygiene and safe cooking methods. The task created interest among students and involved each and every student to participate and work cooperatively.

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19 September 2018 Jenelle Horiatopoulos | News | Community  

In the two years since he came to Sydney from Hanoi, Vietnam, Duy Quang has become a highly respected leader in the local community. An avid volunteer, the 16-year-old Homebush Boys High School student has earned praise for his compassionate and giving nature, and become an exceptional role model for other students. Duy Quang teaches English to younger students, assists Year 7 students via the Peer Support Program, and has been instrumental in the recently formed Social Justice Club, which sees students advocate and fundraise for important issues such as gender equality and refugee rights. The broader Homebush community has benefited from Duy Quang’s participation in the NSW State Conference for UN Youth Australia, his volunteer work at the local Salvos Store, and his work with the Interact Club, a school-based Rotary club that helps with community fundraising initiatives. In his spare time, the Year 10 student loves to practice his art and photography. “I think every small moment in life is captivating, and I want to capture them,” he says.

To read the full press release article head to https://www.study.sydney/news-and-stories/news/finalists-announced-for-2018-nsw-international-student-awards

14 September 2018 Padmaja Sarkar | News | Year 09  

Our students of Year 9 engaged in a Robotics class,learning about a very powerful and engaging tool - 'The working and programming of the Edison Robot'. The students got a hands on experience and since the Robots are modular and expandable using log bricks, it enriched the students education experience. Students used their Higher Order thinking skills to solve the challenges that they encountered with Edison Robot.
Congratulations Year 9!

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12 September 2018 Emily Yong | News | Extra-Curricular  

Michael Lopes Year 11

On the 24th of August, a group of year 9, 10 and 11 students completed the 2 – day bronze Duke of Edinburgh hike with Ms Yong, Mr Howard and Ms Coutinho. With the threat of rain, it wasn’t until the afternoon before that we decided that we would complete the hike. We met at Strathfield station at 8:30am with our 65 Litre bags packed and covered along with our raincoats and jackets zipped up. We arrived at Cowan railway station just after 9:30am and were greeted by the sun, blue skies and about 2000 Oxfam hikers, who completed a 100km hike for charity.

We began our 14Km journey through Jerusalem Bay with the year 11’s leading, as they were completing their qualifier. After a long day battling the heat, we arrived at our campsite at Brooklyn Dam after 3:30pm. We set up our tents and prepared ourselves for the evenings events. This was dinner, bonding activities and fun with our friends. We ended the night early at around 8:00pm with marshmallows. The next morning began bright and early at 7:00am. We packed up our tents, ate breakfast and prepared ourselves for the rest of the hike. We left at 8:00am and arrived at Hawkesbury River train station before 10:00am making the train as the doors were closing. Our journey had come to an end.

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