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.

29 August 2017 Bassam Maaliki | News | Community  

During the July school holidays I hosted a flash mob choir. So what's a flash mob choir you ask?

It is a number of people from all walks of life who come together in a hall and with the help of music conductor/composer to get a chance to sing like no one is watching or listening. You're given a song sheet have a few practice runs and then just sing your heart out. The only requirement to attend is to be equipped with enthusiasm, have any type of voice and have a passion for the cause it's supporting.

Well in this case it was my cause UBelong, a project to help foster a culture of welcoming and inclusiveness in our community and around Australia.

Earlier in the year I heard of a place called City Recital Hall with Richard Gill and how they have started a trend called a 'flash mob choir'. I was very interested. I sent Richard and Elaine an email not expecting a response let alone an invitation to have my own flash mob choir. I was humbly blown away!

Richard Gill (World renowned composer), Elaine Chia (City Recital Hall CEO), the team and I had a meeting and we discussed what it involved and how honored they were to be a part of my cause uBelong.

So the mission began....

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28 August 2017 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

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25 August 2017 Rashmi Singh | News | Community  

The Exodus Foundation at Ashfield, is an organisation that meets the needs of Sydney’s poor and homeless by connecting each guest with the professional services they need to break their cycle of poverty. Their mission is to be a provider of food, primary health care and crisis support to Sydney’s homeless and aim to deliver services to the highest possible standard. Their generous and benevolent activities are supported by communities in the form of donations, volunteering and strategic partnerships.

During term two, the SRC spoke to the school about helping this foundation. Throughout the remainder of the term, students began to provide food cans to give as donations to the organisation. Each assembly, students were also urged to donate a few dollars.

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