09 April 2019 Kate Fitzsimmons | News | Sports  

The past few weeks have seen Sydney North trials in Touch Football, Rugby Union and Rugby League as well as CHS Rugby Union happening all over Sydney. Homebush Boys had representatives at all trials with the boys making their own way there and representing our school with pride. In the Under 15’s Sydney North Touch Football Joseph Teaupa was selected to represent Sydney North. After not making it last year it is a great achievement to see this talented footballer make it at the age of 14 with another year still to go in this age division.

At the Sydney North Opens Rugby Union Trials we had Cooper Vati of Year 11 attend the trial and was selected for the team. Next we had six representatives of Homebush Boys attend the CHS under 16’s Rugby Union trials, this is a tough trial with boys skipping regional level and trialling for state. Ibrahim Elcheikh was honoured with being selected and is now invited to attend the next level of trials for selection into the CHS team. Finally there was the Boys under 15’s Rugby League where Ibrahim Elcheikh again, a very talented footballer was selected. All Homebush representatives are to be congratulated for attending the trials and giving their all to represent our school. To those who were selected congratulations.

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08 April 2019 Lara Hasham | News | Whole School  

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day, a day that recognises the many important women in our lives, and celebrates the achievements of women. I, Ashfeen Ferdouse, along with other Year 10 SRC members Jayden Chan, Haren Kumaralingam, and David Kadamani, and our teacher Ms. Hasham, had the privilege of attending the Strathfield Council International Women’s Day morning tea at Strathfield Town Hall. We had the pleasure of listening to two great orators, Stacey Gadd who is the ambassador for Pink Hope and Dr Lim who currently presents on the ABC show ‘Ask The Doctor’. We also had the opportunity to listen to the Mayor of Strathfield, Mr Gulian Vaccari, speak about the importance of women and their contribution to our society.

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05 April 2019 Kate Fitzsimmons | News | Sports  

On the 2nd April Homebush Boys attended the Sydney North Buckley Shield Gala day for the Under 14’s Rugby League. 16 boys represented Homebush and all played outstandingly. Game one saw them up against Narrabeen Sports High, undoubtedly the toughest game of the day. The boys were down 4 to nil and came back to score and convert to be up 6-4. The game went try for try until Homebush scored with little time remaining to seal the deal. To say I was impressed is an understatement. The boys held their composure and played with true grit to come away with the win. They then had to play the second toughest team Marsden High with no rest, again coming away with the win. Our forwards, second row and lock dominating the opposition. 

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03 April 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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01 April 2019 Matina Shadwick | News | Year 12  

The Year 12 Parent Information evening will be held on Monday 8th April, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the School Hall.

The theme of the evening is "Supporting our Year 12 Students" with an emphasis on School and Curriculum expectations as well as how best to maintain communication between school and home.

This is an also an opportunity for all Year 12 students and their parents to hear from the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) , TAFE and Industry presenters on the topic of post school destinations.

Year 12 students attending must wear full school uniform (school jersey is acceptable).

If you have any further enquiries, please contact Mrs Matina Shadwick (Relieving Deputy Principal) on 9764 3611.

 

25 March 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

On behalf of the Interact Club, we’d like to thank the whole school community for getting behind The World’s Greatest Shave.

Blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma. And every day, another 35 people will be diagnosed.

Your support will help give those facing the shock of a blood cancer diagnosis, the emotional and practical support they need; and fund vital research so more people survive.

In total, we helped raise $3800 towards The Leukaemia Foundation. Peter Smith who selflessly gives up his time to support any volunteering/charity that takes place at school and outside of school. He shaved his head and raised $1000. Meleik Trad, of Year 8, took the initiative to do some fundraising of his own, and ended up digging into his savings account to reach his goal of $1200, no mean feat!

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13 March 2019 Phirum Duch | News | Year 12  

The Homebush Boys Prefect Afternoon Tea was held on Monday 1st March and was a great, memorable afternoon. Over 60 Prefects from Strathfield Girls, Burwood Girls, Ashfield Boys and several other schools attended.

With the theme of “Australian Icons”, we had a fantastic afternoon filled with fun. We were joined on the afternoon by icons such as Steve Irwin, Chris Hemsworth, The Wiggles, Hi-Five, Bindi The Jungle Girl, Sydney FC fans and the Fairy Bread man. The day started with a sausage sizzle and classic Australian food such as Tim Tams, fairy bread and chocolate milk. Munching on the BBQ, we were able to socialise and network with our fellow prefects. After some quick icebreakers, we got into dodgeball and sharing our prefect ideas and initiatives. We then ended the night with some team activities and debating.

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11 March 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Lowes Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

20%* Off schoolwear and everything else! 

In Store & Online - Thursday 14th March only.

Offer ends midnight (AEDT) 14/03/19. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount. 

For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store. 

* Excludes gift cards & all suit packages. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Floor stock only. Styles and colours may vary from store to store. No rain checks. Please choose carefully, exchanges and refunds only with docket. Includes existing 5% discount. 

08 March 2019 Michelle Coutinho | News | Year 07  

In Week 3, Year 7 students travelled to Fitzroy Falls for their first camp as Bushy Boys. The boys were randomly placed into ten tribes with students from several primary schools in each. Changing schools is a big step that can be challenging for any child, so camp is a great opportunity for the boys to come together and create new friendships and experiences.

By 6am, students were beginning to fill up the school hall quite quickly. A mix of nerves and excitement filled the room by both parents and students. By about 7am, we were all on the road and ready for the 2-hour drive ahead.

Once we arrived at Fitzroy Falls, the students gathered at the front of the camp in excitement, awaiting instructions from their new camp instructors. Students were greeted and placed into their tribes, where they then began their activities for the day. Each tribe had about 15 Year 7 boys, 2 senior mentors, a teacher and a camp instructor.

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06 March 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Year 07  

Each year NSW Health offers the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program.

In 2019 the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 students:

  • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 2-dose schedule (students who commence HPV vaccination in Year 7 but do not complete the course may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8)

Parent Information Kits will be sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:

  • Read all the information provided
  • Complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive
  • Return the completed consent form to the Front Office by Friday 15th March, 2019
  • Ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic

The first visit for Homebush Boys High School is: Thursday 21st March, 2019

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