29 October 2014 Tim Jurd | News | Year 10   Extra-Curricular  

Harri Jani of year 10 went to MUN. What is MUN?

MUN-Model United Nation is a simulation The United Nations; it encompasses the crucial aspects of diplomacy necessary to form a cohesive society on a global scale. As part MUN individuals represent countries, hence they are delegates from their given nation. Throughout the day you get to learn how to be a diplomatic delegate incorporating negotiation, impromptu speeches, advocacy and diplomacy. MUN required me to create a resolution for “The depleting Oil reserves” and convince other nations that your resolution is the “way to go”. Once all the statements, speeches, debates and discussions have finished a vote is held to select the winning resolution. I was also awarded with the “best delegate award” for my diplomacy and winning resolution. MUN is a great opportunity for anyone to improve and develop their speaking, negotiation, diplomacy and advocacy skills in an engaging manner; I personally recommend it to any student willing to broaden their knowledge of the United Nations and world diplomacy.

 

 
 
 
 
28 October 2014 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

Today the Homebush Boys High School Interact Club received from Peter Smith their own banner. They proudly showed the banner off with DP Kamie Khurshed. Peter Smith is a member of Strathfield Rotary Club and Peter is a valued mentor for the boys.

The Interact Club is supporting Pink Ribbon Day on Friday 31 Oct when they will host a barbecue with all funds raised going to the Pink Ribbon Charity for women's health.

 
27 October 2014 Jon Sculthorpe | News | Year 10   Year 11   Extra-Curricular  

Last Wednesday evening (22ND October), many of our year 10 and 11 students attended a road safety forum at Phil Gilbert Hyundai in Lidcombe. The evening was presented by Ian and Suzy Luff, along with their business partner Stewart Nicholls.

Ian and Stewart are both renowned road safety expert commentators and their expertise have been used to form many road safety campaigns.

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16 October 2014 Tim Jurd | News | Extra-Curricular  

Symphonia Jubilate is a fun orchestra based in the Strathfield area. We have 2 orchestras, a primary school and a high school orchestra. The senior orchestra consists of talented musicians from Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls. 

We are looking for new members to come and join us in 2015!

All instrumentalists welcome!

If you would like to see what our orchestra is all about please come to our:
What: Family Concert
When: November 15th 5-6pm
Where: Marie Bashir School Hall, Albert Rd, Strathfield, 
Cost: Gold Coil donation Adults - $10, Children - $5, Family - $25

Alternatively you are welcome to attend our rehearsal on Oct 18th or Nov 1st 4-6pm at Homebush Boys High School.

M: 0425 276067
(enquiries Tracy Burjan or Luke Wallace)
http://www.symphoniajubilate.com/info_for_members.html 

 

14 October 2014 Liz McDougall | News | Extra-Curricular  

Many words are spoken at NSW Parliament House but last term it was the young giving their words of wisdom.

Twenty four students from across the state took to the stage for the NSW semi final of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.

Ibrahim Taha, of Homebush Boys High School, spoke eloquently on his chosen topic “Books are obsolete” for the prepared five minute speech and followed up with a convincing argument for the two minute impromptu speech.

Making it to the semi finals was a great achievement for Ibrahim as more than 425 students competed across NSW.

The Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award encourages the speaker’s use of language to convey a message or a point of view to the audience. They are judged on choice of words, intonation, articulation, pace and pausing.

The competition is organised by the Arts Unit, within the NSW Department of Education and Communities.

Eight students go through to the state final on October 17 at the Art Gallery of NSW.

 
14 October 2014 Suzi Milovanovic | News | Whole School  

Pink Ribbon Day RibbonABOUT 15,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  One in eight women will experience breast cancer.  There isn’t anyone who won’t be touched by cancer in their lives at some point.  

Homebush Boys High School is a school that continues on with its strong donation traditions.  This month, we’re harnessing the power to raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.  Pink Ribbon Day is an annual event run by the Cancer Council which aims to raise funds and awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers.

Homebush Boys High School encourages all to ‘think pink’ and thanks those who will be involved in Pink Ribbon Day initiatives.

09 October 2014 Joanna Chan | News | Year 12  
230 Year 12 students graduated on the 18th of September. Many guests, parents and friends join us for this memorial occasion. The Year 12 students walked into their final outdoor assembly under the fig tree by our school's fantastic drum corp. The year group had their formal graduation ceremony after the assembly followed by a scrumptious lunch catered by the very professional Homebush Boys High School Hospitality staff and students. It was a beautiful way to farewell our Year 12 students. We wish them all the very best in their upcoming examinations and their future endeavors.

 

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06 October 2014 Tim Jurd | News | Extra-Curricular  

Group Photo of  Symphonia Jubilate trip to China

Report of the trip to China by the Symphonia Jubilate which included 12 fantastic musicians from Homebush Boys and other friends from Strathfield Girls HS .

The Symphonia Jubilate trip to China was a huge success! The young men from Homebush Boys displayed exceptional behaviour, cultural etiquette and friendship to all on the trip. They made new and lasting friendships. We did 4 performances which were all successful. Everyone played at a top level. Some of the performances were supposed to be low key but nothing in China is "low-key". The one informal concert we had at the High School we stayed at in Nanjing ended with a huge firework display. At this concert they also had a giant panda and a giant kangaroo throw lollies into the audience.

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03 October 2014 Tim Jurd | News | Community  

Mr Whie Jin Lee, Consul-General of the Republic of Korea celebrated the Independence of Korea and the strong educational, cultural and commercial ties with Australia. On 2 October, Mr and Mrs Lee hosted an impressive reception at the Sydney Korean Cultural Centre with performances of traditional dance, classical singing and music by former public school students. 

It was an excellent event and a great way to consolidate the strong ties between Public Education NSW and South Korea. Seen in the picture R to L is myself, Executive Director Public Schools NSW Mr Murat Dizdar, Consul-General Mr Lee and former Head of the Secondary Principals' Council Mr Jim McAlpine.

30 September 2014 Tim Jurd | News | Year 11   Community  

Congratulations to Edward Ye of year 11 2014 Minister's Award for Excellence in Student Achievement - Community Languages Schools

Last night (29 September) at the UNSW the 2014 Ministers Awards for Excellence in Student Achievement were presented by the Minister for Education Adrian Piccoli. At this spectacular event, 130 students were given awards to recognise their achievements in community languages. Apart from Mr Piccoli the DEC was represented by Mr Gregory Pryor (Deputy Director General) and  Mr Murat Dizdar (Executive Director).

The evening started with a speech by Edward in flawless Chinese in which he spoke about the benefits of learning your community language as it assists the personal performance in other studies. Edward then invited the audience to join with him in singing the National Anthem.

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