05 June 2017 Nathan Au | News | Year 10  

During Term 1, a group of Homebush Boy High School Year 10 students consisted of Patrick Anderson, Nathan Au, Bryan Dao, Justin Thai, Victor Lam, Eric Su, Jay Klaithin and Joshua Ung travelled to Kirribilli Neighbourhood centre at Milsons Point to work at a café as a part of Youth Taster Program, connected with TAFE.

When we arrived we would be split into 2 teams. One which worked in the kitchen and the other that did drinks or serving the public. During the end of the day we would help pack up and get everything ready for the next set of students to arrive on Tuesday.

During the course we were challenged to do various tasks that are applicable to working in a normal café. Such tasks included working as a waiter, cooking in the kitchen to prepare food and putting our barista skills into practice by making many hot beverages.  

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02 June 2017 Cheiban Elaro | News | Extra-Curricular  

On Friday, 19th May, Charlie Mclean and Tobias Buckley, two outstanding speakers in the recent John Symonds Public Speaking Competition, competed against several other schools in our Zone for the coveted local final of the Plain English Speaking Competition at Strathfield Girls High School. 

Students were required to deliver an 8 minute prepared speech as well as a 3 minute impromptu speech with 3 minutes of preparation time.

Both the boys presented extremely motivating speeches but they were pitted against students who were in Year 11 and 12, some of whom were studying Extension English.  Both our boys are in year 10. Taking part in this competition has no doubt given them the necessary experience to progress to the next level next year.  Great effort lads!

The Junior Legacy competition will be held at Sefton High on Wednesday, 26th July. The boys are undergoing vigorous training for this during lunch times. We wish them every success.

31 May 2017 Khushal Dogra | News | Extra-Curricular  

The annual Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) was held on Saturday, 20 May, at NSW Parliament House. Our school was represented by members of the Year 11 debating team, comprising Charles Prentice, Fawad Faheem and, myself, Khushal Dogra. Nineteen teams from various schools, each represented a nation, took part in a mock General Assembly to discuss issues relevant to the United Nation’s global interests. We were assigned the Republic of Uganda.

We were given UN resolutions pertaining to global issues to debate and vote either in favour of or against. The resolutions were debated amongst the teams and each team expressed their allocated country’s stance on the resolutions. The resolutions regarded violence against women, the death penalty, the definition of gender and organ donation.

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29 May 2017 Michael Jackson | News | Sports  

On the 28th of April, Homebush Boys High School hosted the annual 2017 Athletics Carnival held at Sydney Olympic park. A great day to see the four houses Vaughan, Hayes, Greening and Howe cheering and supporting the competitive athletes whilst plenty of volunteers maintained their role and supported students to take part and represent their colours. All students once again had the opportunity to use state of the art facilities on the track used by Olympians during the Sydney Olympics. 

Throughout the day we witnessed many close races, long throws and jumps and a lot of healthy competition. It was great to see many boys demonstrating ‘Bushy Boys’ pride by having a go or cheering their mates on.

Thankfully the weather was beautiful, the majority of the school students attended and was very well behaved. I thank the house captains and vice captains for contributing and the organisers.

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26 May 2017 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin.

 

For all the previous edition of the Bush Bulletin, click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right-hand side of this page. 

24 May 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

Strathfield Council is delighted to announce the Cooks River Fun Run is back for 2017! As a school, we know promoting an active lifestyle is important to you and we encourage you to share this event with your school community.

This family friendly race will be held on Sunday 25 June, starting at Freshwater Park, and includes several events and categories ensuring there is something for everyone.

Now in its 8th year, the Cooks River Fun Run encourages both local residents and the wider Sydney community to get outdoors and enjoy an energetic life whilst also promoting the beautiful green spaces and natural amenities surrounding the Cooks River.

Register before Friday 9 June for early bird prices!

For more information, see the website www.cooksriverfunrun.com.au or contact Naomi Searle on 9748 9992 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 
22 May 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

We have just received the next shipment of Asus Google Chromebook for our BYOD program from JB-Hifi & Asus. We are now accepting payments at the school office. Your son will be able to pickup the laptop on the day of payment. The cost of the device is $420.00 inc GST payable to front office as soon as possible. Priority for the devices will be on a first come first served. These devices are built for students to be used in a school environment to assist with their learning. 

Device: Asus C202SA

Accidental Damage Protection: 2 Years ADP - First Claim: $0 Excess (charges apply for following claims)

Case: STM ACE Vertical Impact 13" Black

Cost: $420.00 inc GST

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17 May 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

Join us at The Connection, Rhodes, for a program where creativity meets technology. Exciting workshops and events featuring robots, 3D printing, and wearable art and technology.

Where: 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes NSW 2138

Workshops, masterclasses, and talks

  • Simplebot Maker Lab

When: Tuesday, 30 May, or 6 June, or 13 June 5.30pm-7.30pm

Cost: $40 for a group of 2-4 people

  • Human Robot Friendship Ball

When: Friday 16 June, 6.30pm-9pm

Cost: $10

  • sARTorial: Where Digital Art Meets Fashion, Sound & Technology

When: Saturday, 10 June, 6pm-7.30pm

Cost: from $23.60

 

To see a full list of activities please click on the flyer provided

For more information and bookings head to www.theconnectionrhodes.com.au/learn/whats-on

15 May 2017 Abderrahim Abbou | News | Whole School  

School photographs are scheduled to be taken by advancedlife Photography. Whilst an envelope and flyer has been distributed by the roll call teachers of the students, if possible it is our preference that ordering be completed online to reduce administration and potential security issues related to the return of cash and envelopes on photo day. Orders for packages and sibling photographs can be placed securely online at http://www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digits Online Order Code. Portrait and group package orders are due by photography day. Should you wish to purchase a sibling photograph online, the order must be placed no later than the day before photography day. Sibling photographs will only be taken if an order has been placed. Should you have any queries concerning school photographs or online ordering, please direct them via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What: Whole School Photos

When: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

Where: School Hall

Unqiue Code: CG24HJQQC

Websitehttp://www.advancedlife.com.au

 

12 May 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Sports  

On the 31st of March Western Sydney Wanderers came to Homebush Boys to run their Soccer in Schools Program. The Soccer in Schools program sets out to engage students through football and provide them with a positive football experience. It continues Wanderers commitment to making sure football programs are accessible to schools in the Western Sydney region.

Two professional coaches came in the morning and took a group of 20 keen Homebush Boys students. Throughout the day our boys were put through a variety of drills and modified games focusing on all aspects of Football. With a number of good footballers involved it was a pleasure to see the quality on display with many boys excelling at the different activities.
Overall it was a great day with all of the boys highly engaged and enjoying this fantastic opportunity.  

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