19 December 2017 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday! 

School Resumes on: 

Monday, 29th January, 2018 - Staff Only Day

Tuesday, 30th January, 2018 - Year 7, Year 11, Year 12 & All New Enrollment Students

Wednesday, 31st January, 2018 - Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10

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18 December 2017 Samuel & Nathan | News | Sports  

On Saturday 2nd December Homebush Boys participated in a state badminton competition. The event was held at Canberra Grammar school and was attended by Samuel Chen, Bosco Hoang, Tom Li, Winston Li, Lawrence Li, Sudharshan Sundaramurthy and myself (Nathan Cheng).

Mr Ramana organised the transport to the courts at Canberra Grammar. The competition began at 9am and concluded at 6pm with competition drawn from all over NSW & ACT ranging from teenagers to adults.

We all enjoyed the experience of playing against ranking players. This has opened our eyes to the requirements of mixed competition and has helped us to improve our game skills.

A huge thank you to our Coaches Mr Joe Teh, Mr Ha, Mr Ramana and the players of Sydney Jets Badminton for their continual training and support.

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18 December 2017 Jon Sculthorpe | News | Year 09   Year 10   Sports  

Over the past term, several of our year 9 and 10 boys have been involved in the Creating Chances program. This program is aimed at developing the leadership and communication skills of select students and aims to encourage them to keep schooling as a priority.

Each session, the students spend a period in the classroom looking at important life skills and values development. This is followed by a practical session where team-building and competitive games are played. The students have learnt several world traditional games in their practical lessons and taken away skills in communication, problem solving and resilience.

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15 December 2017 Anson Y, Declan M and David D | News | Year 11  

Three of us attended the 3 day career day at the Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School to see the business side of the Hospitality industry. We were given the opportunity to go to this focus day & learn about how the school is run, the students’ lives & if you were to attend this school, what you would be doing. We were given valuable experiences on the environment of the campus, strict dress codes to get student ready for work, joining in on a revision lecture, we also participated in the various workshops such as events, coffee making, housekeeping, success coach and the tours of various hotel/restaurants.

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14 December 2017 Peter Wilson | News | Year 11  

In Week 9 of Term 4, 24 Modern History students attended the Canberra Camp. The focus of our learning was the detailed analysis of objects and displays at the Australian War Memorial. This added greatly to our understanding of conditions on the Western Front in World War I. We also completed an overview of Conflict in Europe during World War II, which was a great introduction to the HSC topic that will be studied next year.

The group visited Parliament House on the day of the Same Sex Marriage vote in the House of Representatives and it was great to join in the excitement of many people who had campaigned for so long to achieve this legislative change, as well seeing some celebrities in the visitors’ gallery! We also toured Old Parliament House and learned of the history of this beautiful art deco building.

I would like to acknowledge the Australian Government’s financial support of this trip via the PACER rebate scheme. The school received funding of $20 per student towards travel expenses.

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13 December 2017 Audrey Juska | News | Whole School  

Summer holidays are nearly here and what a great time they are. Connecting with family and friends, wolfing down excellent foods, relaxing on the beach, spending time in nature or with a good book!
For some of our students, summer holidays can be hard going with challenges like family conflict, social isolation and money hassles causing stress and loneliness.
We’ve got some helpful hints that’ll help students get through Christmas, cope with boredom and make the most of their time off.


11 December 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Sports  

Please click on the flyers on the right for infromation on sporting activies during the Summer school holidays:






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08 December 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Community  

Pump your tyres, lock in your cleats, the Cooks River Family Fun Ride is bringing the best of Strathfield cycling to you!

This all ages event is a fantastic way to explore our local area and cycle ways in a relaxed and safe way. Starting at Dean Reserve, ride along the Cooks River cycleway to Freshwater Park and back again, through some of Strathfield’s most beautiful reserves.

There’s plenty to do at the finish line as well, with free bike tuning, music, refreshments, an upgraded playground, kids activities, tips on safe cycling and information about Strathfield, sustainability and our natural environment.

This FREE family event is suitable for riders of all experience levels and sure to be a hit these summer school holidays!

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06 December 2017 Ahmad A | News | Year 09  

As part of our year 9 Food Technology Curriculum, my class and I got the opportunity to learn, bake and design decorative cupcakes with the assistance and guidance of our phenomenal educator Ms Hovardas. We produced extra-ordinary cupcakes to 'wow the crowd'.

To myself, personally making cupcakes was like a creative writing where we tried to make something from the raw. Like books are with ideas and words; our cupcakes were with eggs, flour and decorations.

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04 December 2017 Ben, Chris & Ricky | News | Year 10  

3 days the boys will never forget.

Yr 10 Camp a fun packed schedule of activities that allowed the boys to challenge themselves and grow personally as men. Wednesday 22nd of November 2017 6:45am, 80 boys arrived at school ready for an adventure and memories to be made. We hoped onto two busses for a 2 hr bus ride down to Fitzroy falls conference centre, a chance for the boys to nap and relax before 3 days of nonstop fun and adventure.

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