30 June 2017 Sathyaramanee Kumaralingam | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School is celebrating our unity in diversity through our Multicultural Day on 21/07/17. Term 3 Week 1 Friday

It is a whole day of celebration. The day begins with a special assembly followed by cultural performances and a special lunch with food stalls boasting a variety of cuisines from around the world.

Main Events

  • Special Assembly 8:50 to 9:45
  • Cultural Performances in the hall 9:45 to 10:30
  • Special Lunch 1:15 to 2:20

The school community is invited to attend the special assembly and assist with the food stalls. (If you are interested in helping on the day please contact Ms Kumaralingam / Ms Altundag/ Ms Singh)

All parents wishing to come on this day, please go to the office to sign in when you arrive.

 

 

30 June 2017 Gina Sorensen | News | Whole School  

ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children aged 2 to 16.

ParentWorks provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills and child behaviour. It is part of a research project at the University of Sydney.

You may find this program helpful for:

  • Managing challenging child behaviours such as tantrums, aggression, noncompliance and sibling conflict
  • Increasing your confidence in parenting
  • Working as a team with your partner

ParentWorks can be completed in your own home, at your own pace.

Find out more at parentworks.org.au

29 June 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Extra-Curricular  

FREE fun program to help kids become fitter, healthier and happier!

Do you have children 7-13 years old?
Are you worried about their weight?

The Go4Fun program is a free healthy lifestyle program to improve health, fitness, self-esteem and confidence in children above their ideal weight.

Go4Fun runs for 10 weeks over the school term for children and their parents. Sessions include fun fitness, hands on activities, tips on healthy food, label reading, portion sizes plus much more!

Join the Go4Fun program at The Dutton Centre, Strathfield every Saturday from 1pm-3pm in Term 3, starting on Saturday 19 July.

To find out more or to register, contact 1800 780 900 or
http://www.go4fun.com.au

 

28 June 2017 Tom Nieser | News | Year 09  

Last Thursday, on the 1st of June, a group of ten year nine boys including myself and Ms M. Kaur travelled to the Concourse, Civic Pavilion in Chatswood, to take part in Altitude day. Altitude day is a one-day event created by yLead to empower year 9 students in this important stage of our school journey. Altitude day incorporates multiple activities that force us out of our comfort zone, memorable advice about unlocking potential and achieving our goals and inspirational speeches by remarkable guest speakers to teach us about developing into young, passionate leaders.

The day was run by yLead’s CEO, Matt Kershaw. Once we arrived at the Civic Pavilion, we were handed booklets containing quotes and activities for the day, before we immediately underwent a challenge. The challenge was called; “Offline social networking challenge”, in which you had to find a person from a different school, introduce yourself and tell them about your interests, and vice versa, before departing that person and meeting someone new.

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27 June 2017 Bassam Maaliki | News | Community  

During the July School Holidays, City Recital Hall will be supporting my cause #uBelong with a special edition of their event, Sydney Flash Mob Choir.

Sydney Flash Mob Choir is a spontaneous choir. We give you a song sheet and you sing your heart out.
There will be a special surprise guest!!
Be part of what could be the biggest choir you’ve ever seen.

Like #uBelong, Sydney Flash Mob Choir, welcomes everyone and celebrates community and belonging.

It’s free and I’d love you to come along and support #uBelong -
"Where I am, Ubelong"

When: Tuesday 11th of July at 1pm.
Where: City Recital Hall - Angel Place, Sydney (just off Martin Place) 

26 June 2017 Matina Shadwick | News | Whole School  

The fun and vibrant experience that Chinese culture brings to you.

  • Commenced May 2016
  • Used to run every Tuesday lunchtime in the Confucius Classroom
  • Recently changed to Monday lunchtime
  • Up to 30 students participate at a time
  • Competitions held every term
  • It’s an on-going activity..

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23 June 2017 Ibrahim Taha | News | Whole School  

Once again, Homebush Boys High School has displayed the beauty of its cultural diversity and inclusion with the successful Ramadan Iftar night.

Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, who fast from dawn till sunset in order to learn self-discipline, self-restraint and patience. It also teaches empathy for the less fortunate. With many students partaking in this holy month, Homebush Boys accepts and acknowledges the beliefs of all. Every year, an Iftar (evening meal) is hosted where Muslims and Non-Muslims break bread, share a meal and unite as a school community. This experience of coming together is much needed in our time.

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22 June 2017 Joel Howard | News | Whole School  

It is a government requirement that students are attending school every day and are on time. Although most students at Homebush Boys High School have great attendance, there is a small cohort of students who are not meeting school and government expectations. If your child is late or absent, please notify the school with a note or doctor’s certificate explaining their absence on the first day of their return.

Notes are being sent home notifying parents and carers of students who are arriving at school late on a regular basis or who are not meeting the minimum attendance expectations.

If you need to discuss attendance or lateness please contact the Head Teacher Administrations at Homebush Boys High School on 9764 3611.

20 June 2017 Callum Alexander | News | Whole School  

HBHS’s annual CAPA Evening is this week, Thursday 22nd of June.

As always, this evening is a celebration of the hard work, dedication, persistence and, above all, creativity of our Students here at Homebush Boys.

A collection of student Art works will be on display from 5:30pm and a performance showcase will commence at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.

We hope to see you in attendance for what will surely be a highlight for the 2017 school year.

 

20 June 2017 Peter Wilson | News | Year 10  

On the 30th of May, United States Senator John McCain gave a lecture at the State Library. Two boys from Year 10, Leon Burfield and William Ma, went along with Mr Wilson to listen to Senator McCain’s lecture. The security at the state library was tight with many prominent politician figures such as former Prime Ministers John Howard and Bob Hawke attending the lecture.

Senator McCain was introduced by the NSW Premier, the Honourable Gladys Berejiklian where she praised the trade and investment relationship between the United States and Australia. Senator McCain gave a half-hour lecture with topics spanning from the increase in Chinese influence in the region and Australia’s alliance with the United States. The main points on his speech are to guarantee the Australian people that America will not embrace isolationism and that it will continue the security relationship between the two states. In his speech he touched upon the growing threat of the North Korean Missile program. China’s growing influence in the Asia Pacific region is keynote in his lecture where he criticized China for using its influence in trade and investment “as a tool to coerce its neighbours.”

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