09 October 2017 Christopher | News | Year 12  

Perhaps THE best way to complete a preliminary year in Homebush Boys High School for a select 20 students for the graduating class of 2018; the prestigious, highly distinguished Prefect Camp.

The two-hour drive to Fitzroy Falls began on the 17th of September 2017 at the revolting hour of 7 and the relatively scorching hot temperatures of Homebush (8oC), as opposed to the below freezing nights at the Southern Highlands. Embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, little did we know of the limits not only Optimum would push us to, or the challenges we would collectively have to face and push ourselves to, but the lifelong friendships we would build, as prefects, as brothers.

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25 September 2017 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

Have a safe and happy holidays. 

School Resumes on:

Monday 9th October - First day back Term 4
Monday 16th October - Year 12 HSC Examination

 

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19 September 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Sports  

What: Free Tryouts
When: Saturday 23rd September
Time: 4-6pm
Where: Kevin Betts Stadium Ralph Pl, Mount Druitt
Register: Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR just drop in

Eligibility

  • Males aged 14 – 17 years old, Years 9-11 - State Public High Schools
  • Players currently not participating in private school basketball programs
  • Players currently not participating in basketball association representative teams in 2016-2017

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18 September 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Community  

The next P&C Meeting is on Tuesday evening at 7pm in the Common Room.

What: P&C Meeting with special guest Ms Budanovic presenting study skills for parents. All are welcome.
When: Tuesday 19/09/2017
Time: 7 pm
Where: Common Room

Homebush Boys High School has introduced a new study skills program in 2017. Students in Years 7 – 12 have participated in workshops teaching them how to be more organised, motivated and proactive when it comes to their learning.

At this meeting Ms Budanovic will cover highlights of the program this year, what is in store for 2017, and the vital role of parents in helping their children consolidate their study skills at home and reach their full potential.

15 September 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Sports  

Congratulations to Baki Redzeposki on taking double gold at Sydney International Open Judo Championships!

On the weekend of 19th-20th August, Baki competed in the Sydney International Open Judo Championships. He won the GOLD in the young men's division which is under 21 years of age and also won the GOLD in the senior men's which was a massive result. Baki was the youngest competitor in the senior division. A very proud moment. He is now training at a three day judo camp in Olympic Park which finishes Wednesday.

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11 September 2017 Zaki, Ibrahim, Levi | News | Year 12  

It has been an absolute privilege representing Homebush Boys High School as the School Captain for 2017, along with my Vice Captain, Ibrahim Taha and my Senior Prefect, Levi Anderson Foster and the entire prefect body. Although we faced many challenges, our tireless hard work has seen us achieve our objectives and have a successful year.

The prefects worked co-operatively with the “Bushy Boy Awards” scheme led by Mr Elaro, to reward students who pick up ten pieces of litter. This has been successful so far, and we hope future prefect bodies will uphold this initiative. We spoke weekly at Friday assembly suggesting ways in which we as students could respect the local environment, teaching staff and our fellow “Bushy Boys”. Furthermore, we wanted to increase the level of community participation and involvement of students. Our “Kickball competition” initiative engaged year 7’s to compete with one another in kickball games during lunch times, which was administered by the prefects.

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07 September 2017 Jinping Blunden | News | Year 08   Year 11  

On 11 August 2017, 40 boys from Chinese 8E, 8G and Year 11 Chinese Beginners went on an excursion to Sinofield Chinese Centre, Blue Mountains.

Sinofield is a non-profit organisation providing professional consultation and project management in school education and culture-oriented programs.

It was warm and sunny when we left in the morning, however it was windy and cold in the Blue Mountains when we arrived at Sinofield after one and a half hours. However, all our students were very excited.

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05 September 2017 Abderrahim Abbou | News | Year 09  

Elective Subject Selection for 2018
A parent/guardian and student information evening and a year 8 assembly were held in the School Hall respectively on Thursday 24th of August 2017 and Tuesday 29th of August 2017 to clarify the process and help students to make their decisions. The decision needs to be made by the student’s entire family as they will all be affected by the decision.

What does it mean at Homebush Boys High School?

Students entering Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10) of their schooling are beginning a two-year course of study which leads to the award of the Record of School Achievement (ROSA). Students will undertake a combination of compulsory (core) subjects and elective subjects in Stage 5.

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01 September 2017 Jon Sculthorpe | News | Sports  

Letter to the Principal, 

I am writing on behalf of the Sydney Sports Committee for students with additional needs. We held our annual athletics carnival last Friday (25th of August), where we had over 300 students from Special Schools and Support Units (24 schools in total) compete against each other. The carnival is a highlight of the year for the majority of students and staff as it provides opportunities that many students with additional needs do not regularly get. Students come away with new made friendships, higher self esteem and some even get a ribbon for the first time in their lives.

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30 August 2017 Gyan Sahay | News | Extra-Curricular  

Late last month, Samuel Livingston and Timothy Choong attended the local final of the New South Wales Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award. These boys travelled to Sefton High School and competed against 14 students from other schools within the local area. The boys were required to present two speeches, one prepared and one impromptu, in front of an audience for a place in the regional final.

Samuel ultimately found success, earning a place in the finals at Lewisham, which he attended on the 17th of August. This time, Samuel spoke alongside 10 of the region’s most formidable finalists, but was unfortunately bested as another student earned their place in the state finals.

Making it to this level of public speaking is a significant achievement, and both Samuel and Timothy deserve congratulations for their efforts in representing Homebush Boys High School.

There are no more public speaking competitions this year, but there is always next year. If you are interested in entering next year, see Ms Sahay in the English Staffroom for more information.