11 November 2014 Suzi Milovanovic | News | Whole School  

White Ribbon DayWhite Ribbon Oath: never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

White Ribbon Day is a significant event within our school community.  Homebush Boys High School will continue, on the 21 November, 2014, with its strong donation tradition, as part of a White Ribbon fund-raiser and men’s violence against women, awareness day.

Through our whole school and community initiatives, Homebush Boys High School seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change.

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06 November 2014 Matina Shadwick | News | Year 08   Community  

Year 8 Korean students went on an excursion on Thursday 10th September. 2014. The excursion was held at The University of New South Wales and students attended the ‘Korean Immersion Day “program and activities provided by the Korean Cultural Office (KCO) of NSW.

Together with Ms Yu and Ms Fang Chen (Pre-service teacher September/ October 2014) we made our way by bus to the UNSW early in the morning and arrived by 10.00 am, following heavy traffic and lengthy delays on Parramatta Rd. Together with students from Punchbowl Boys, Marsden and Burwood Girls High School, we looked forward to a day of learning and socialising (with the girls!).

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04 November 2014 Suzi Milovanovic | News | Community  

Pink Ribbon Day StaffABOUT 15,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  

Homebush Boys High School continued, on the 31 October, 2014, with its strong donation tradition as part of a Pink Ribbon fund-raiser and cancer awareness day.

Pink Ribbon Day is an annual event run by the Cancer Council which aims to raise funds and awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers.

Individual personnel dressed in pink to support the Pink Ribbon Day initiative and raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancer.  Many shared stories of the need for early detection and support mechanisms that are available.  Whole school personnel also engaged in practices of reflection, remembering loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer.

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03 November 2014 Kim Attwood | News | Whole School  
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31 October 2014 | News | Community  

Excursion to Parliament of NSW by Darren Tan

National Week of Deaf people

On the morning of 23 October, I was going on an excursion with Hong Tan and Mrs Cole. We were lucky that Mrs Cole took the limited spots to participate the event of Parliament of NSW for deaf people. It was a national week of deaf people. We walked to the Homebush Station and took a train to Wynard Station.

After we walked out of Wynard Station and on the way to Parliament of NSW, We went to see a TV show on Channel 7. The show ‘Morning Herald’ was on. We stood outside the door and had a look on the show through a transparent glass. Then we went to a chocolate café/shop, Imagine if you could. On the left side of a chocolate café/shop were shelves of chocolates pack displayed with fruit flavours and small ball shaped chocolates.  On the right side was tables filled with people drinking coffees on tables.  We brought some delicious chocolates to eat. Yummm…

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30 October 2014 Suzi Milovanovic | News | Community  

Daniel MorcombeHomebush Boys High School is committed to ensuring that schools remain safe places for children.  The school is also determined to prevent crime and violent behaviour by any member of the school community.  Countering crime and violence is consistent with the school’s endeavours to ensure that Homebush Boys High School is a safe and harmonious environment, and to enhance a school culture of co-operation, tolerance and acceptance.

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29 October 2014 | 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 | 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 | 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