30 October 2017 Abderrahim Abbou | News | Year 10  

Activity: Year 10 Challenge & Growth Adventure Camp
Venue: Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Centre
Date: 22nd – 24th Nov 2017

Optimum Experiences Outdoor Adventures is a mobile operator that offers various Outdoor Education Programs with a high reputation in quality, and with a team that boasts a strong background of experience and expertise in the Outdoor Education field. The Year 10 program is based at Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Centre located in the Southern Highlands. The Canoeing is on the Kangaroo River whilst the Bushwalking and Mountain Bike activities are in Fitzroy Falls and the Morton National Park.

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25 October 2017 Fawad Faheem | News | Whole School  

Firstly, I'd like to congratulate the prefects of 2017 to 2018 for being elected by their cohort and staff. I'm truly humbled at being elected as school captain and am looking forward to working with the prefects, staff and you boys to bring into place various positive initiatives. I'm sure the prefects will join me in thanking Mr Kennedy, Ms Paleothodoros and Ms Shadwick as well as all staff members for giving us this valuable leadership opportunity in the school.

As Principal for the Day, I've got quite a jam-packed schedule. I'll be observing classes, so teachers, uh I mean students should be on their best behaviour. I'll be discussing finance with the School Administration Manager, Ms Reardon, as well as an assets meeting with Ms Paleothodoros later in the day. In between I'll be visiting Strathfield Girls High School and seeing their White Ribbon preparations. The day will conclude with a weekend wrap up and Bus Duty after school. I am ecstatic for this opportunity and I'd like to thank these boys for letting me step up for this role.

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23 October 2017 Stanley | News | Extra-Curricular  

On 1st of August this year, I travelled to Malaysia in order to enter a robot competition conducted by the ‘International Youth Robot Association’. I went with my Nan, my robotics teachers and their daughters. The plane trip was around 10 hours, and once we landed it was another 4 hours trip via bus to a cable car. Since our hotel was quite high up in the mountains, the cable car ride was also roughly an hour long. It was already dark out by the time we arrived and we fell right asleep due to the lengthy trip.

The next day, we got up early, had breakfast and the competition began. There were many competitors ranging in age from children to adults. Lots of creatively built robots were brought from all over the world to compete here. For the first 2 days I was a spectator as the part my robot competed in wasn’t on until the final day. I didn’t end up winning, however the experience was really informative and fascinating.

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18 October 2017 Ahmad | News | Year 09  

During Term 3, on 7-9 August, a group of 32 Year 9 students had the privilege to attend the Snowy Mountains Camp for three days. On Monday we had to be at school at 6.00 pm sharp to depart to Canberra. At Canberra, we visited very memorable places like the Australian War Memorial, located opposite Parliament House. We had a very interactive experience learning using 3D video clips and observing the fascinating objects from WWI and WWII. We had a guided tour of many parts of Parliament House including the House of Representatives, Senate Chamber and Parliamentary exhibits. We also visited NASA-Deep Space Communication Network which was a very educational and enjoyable experience. We learned of the benefits of space exploration, new technologies and international cooperation. After all these places we visited all the boys were exhausted and but we very excited to ski the next day. On Monday night we arrived at the ski hire store and we were fitted out in ski gear. We then went to out lodges for the night.

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16 October 2017 The PBL Team | News | Whole School   Community  

As part of rejuvenating the school’s PBL matrix and values, the PBL Team introduced the Bush Boy Behaviour (BBB) awards early in term one this year. The staff and students have embraced this initiative to award positive behaviour and maintain our values across the school.

Data collected so far reinforce the success of the BBB Awards. Students have placed 5014 BBB awards in the Friday assembly raffle box. This equates to a weekly average of 179 BBBs. On Friday 24 March there were 324 BBBs in the box. This is the highest weekly contribution. As well, this has resulted in over 800 bronze awards awarded to the students during the past 3 terms.

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13 October 2017 Abderrahim Abbou | News | Year 12  

Congratulations to all the Prefects of 2017-2018. The student leaders have worked hard in their academic, sports, creative activities, outdoor education, responsibility in school and service learning. Furthermore, they have demonstrated excellence in their role of being responsible global citizens in wearing their school uniform with pride and taking responsibility for showing leadership and initiative in various school functions.

Being a prefect means providing leadership to the student body in the school, assisting teachers with various duties like the canteen and front gate duties, assisting in the organisation and running of various functions and actively participating in the development of school spirit and pride and upholding the traditions and values of Homebush Boys High School.

Prefects are to set an example at ALL times. They are ROLE MODELS to the rest of the school. Therefore they must uphold the HIGHEST standards at all times – Including uniform, adherence to school rules, effort, attendance, punctuality, attitude, respect, manners, motivation to work, taking initiatives etc.

11 October 2017 Gina Sorensen | News | Community  

What: A free seminar for parents of young people aged 3 - 18 years on "Strategies for managing child and adolescent anxiety."

When: Tuesday, 17th October 2017. Expo (4-6pm), Seminar (6-9pm).

Where: Burwood Library and Community Hub, 2 Conder Street Burwood

Free for all parents in the Inner West. Registration required.

Please click on the flyer on the right for more details.

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


  • 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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