25 September 2019 Bridget Crozier | News | Whole School  

Any parents/carers who have uniforms that are no longer required or your son has outgrown are invited to donate them to our second hand uniform pop up store. We are hopeful of running a second hand uniform pop up store on a regular basis, the first planned for Year 7, 2020 Orientation Day on Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Please feel free to drop the uniforms into the front office.
Thank you

23 September 2019 Iqbal Singh | News | Year 09  

As mentioned in the previous article, My Science @MQ is a Macquarie University initiative for teaching science to primary school students. In this program, students of Marie Bashir Public school were involved and were being mentored by a group of Year 9 Science A students from Homebush Boys High School. The program that was running for over 6 weeks concluded on Thursday September 12, 2019. Year 5/6 students from MBPS displayed some extraordinary science skills involving the critical thinking and hands on activities leading to collection and presentation of data. The same work will then be displayed at an annual science fair at the Macquarie University. The MBPS is highly appreciative of the support that Homebush Boys High School students have provided over the weeks. Hope such opportunities will continue to arise in future for the students to explore their skills in science and demonstrate the leadership skills. Congratulations to all the participants on the successful completion of their projects.

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20 September 2019 Manjulavani Lakshmipathy | News | Year 12  

As we look towards the end of Term 3, the following key dates and activities have been planned for Year 12.

2019 Year 12 Graduation Week Activities

Year 12 students are invited to participate in the following activities during Graduation Week in Week 10. Please click here for the permission note

Mon - 23 September 2019 - 10:10am
Paintball (400 Shots & 1/2 Pizza) - $65.00
Die Hard Paintbal (Turella)

Tues - 24 September 2019 - 10:30am
Bowling, Laser Tag & Arcage Games - $24.00
Kingpin Bowling (N Strathfield)

Wed - 25 September 2019 - 10:00am
Picnic (Ball Games & BBQ) - $15.00
Mcllwaine Park (Rhodes)

Thurs - 26 September 2019 - 8:50am
Graduation Day (Year 7-11 will finish school at 1:15pm)
Homebush Boys High School

 

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17 September 2019 Stephan Madyski | News | Sports  

Due to the bad weather, some grade and house sports have been cancelled.

When: Wednesday, 18th September 2019

Reason: Wet Weather

If you are in Year 11 and your sport is cancelled in either grade or house sport on the arrangement sheets, you will not be required to attend sport tomorrow, but if your sport is still going ahead then you will be required to attend sport as per normal.

All other students will go to their assigned wet weather rooms till 2:20pm when the bell will ring.

For house & grade sport updates click here 

11 September 2019 Cheiban Elaro | News | Whole School  

Semester 1 Blue and Maroon Awards have been decided and it’s time to celebrate the students’ application and effort.

The awards are derived from the work ethics and application according to the reports each semester. This is the second semester that students’ consistent effort and application have been recognised and rewarded at Homebush Boys.

It is very pleasing to see that there is an increase in the number of students receiving these awards. This is also a strong indication that the students are embracing these awards and trying their hardest in all their classes.

And remember students, you don’t need any ability or special talent to apply yourself to the best of your ability in every lesson. Everyone can choose to do their best.

To view the full list of award recipients click read more:

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09 September 2019 Louise Symonds | News | Year 08   Year 09   Year 10  

NSW School of Languages offers enrolment in the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Modern Greek
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

NSW School of Languages caters for students in Years 9 to 12 who attend a NSW or ACT Government or non-Government school which does not offer one of the above languages. Any students in Years 8 or 10 wishing to enrol to study a language not offered at Homebush Boys High should see Ms Symonds in the History Staffroom for an enrolment application.
Application closing date: 13th November 2019.

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06 September 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 09   Year 10  

On the 23rd July 2019, a group of Year 9 and 10 students had the opportunity to visit the Sydney Startup Hub near Wynyard Station to attend a STEM course. The Startup Hub was filled with innovative people who were trying to start their own business with the help of professional business owners. These young owners had to find a niche market to launch their experimental ideas. The Startup Hub is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and can occupy up to 2500 people.

At the Sydney Startup Hub, we were given a lecture on starting up a business, career or job. The lecturers there were very thoughtful in educating us on what to do when we leave school or university. Following that, we were taken on a tour of the Sydney Startup Hub. At the hub, there we visited a coworking space called Fishburners. It is a non-for-profit organisation that is committed to creating startups in Australia which are got to do with technology. This is done through creativity, connection and collection to support. A generous university student gave us a tour of the Fishburners facility, explaining everything in detail and in a willingness to upskill young people. Following the fishburners, we visited the studio and cafe. At the studio, we got to visit a green screen and were told how it worked, we then visited a music production studio, one of the rooms were eerily quiet due to the acoustic studiofoam, and in the other room, all the sounds were heightened and made louder so that during production, all the singing and instruments are heard so that every aspect of the song is perfect. The studio also had its fair share of creators and new business owners.

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03 September 2019 Anna Da Silva | News | Year 12  

The Year 12 students are invited to attend the Year 12 2019 Formal on Tuesday, 12th November 2019. Please click here for the permission note

Venue: Le Montage

Address: 38 Frazer Street, Lilyfield, NSW 2040

Time: 5:30pm for 6:00pm start

Cost: The cost of the event is $125.00 per person and payment is due to the front office by Friday, 6th September, 2019

The cost includes:

  • 5 hour event
  • Welcome mocktails
  • Executive chefs 3 - course banquet menu
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
  • Professional DJ with lighting and effects
  • Complementary onsite parking
  • Photo booth

Students are required to make their own way to and from the venue.

Students are allowed to bring a guest with them. The name of the guest must be given to Ms. Lakshmipathy or Ms. Cheung by Friday, 6 September, 2019

 
 
02 September 2019 Cheiban Elaro | News | Whole School  

In Semester 1, over 150 students from years 7 to 11 received Blue Awards as a result of consistent effort in all their subjects. To recognise the effort of these boys, the executive teachers in conjunction with Mr Elaro, decided to treat the award recipients to a day at the movies. After period one on Tuesday, 20th of August,132 students caught the train from Homebush to Rhodes.

Years 7, 8 and 9 watched the reinvented Disney classic “The Lion King”, while the older boys watched the action packed “Hobbs and Shaw”. The day was a very good experience and was great to be recognised for our academic efforts. In addition to being lots of fun and enjoyment, it provides an incentive for students to strive for a blue awards next semester so they too can have a day out at the movies.

On behalf of all blue award recipients, I would like to thank the executive team; Mr Elgood, Ms Paleothedoras, Mrs Shadwick and Mr Achmad with a special thanks to Mr Elaro for organising the day. 

By Tom Nieser
 

29 August 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

As of Wendesday 28/08/19 we had internet login changes from DoE. These changes now take affect and apply to ALL STAFF & STUDENTS. The following procedure only needs to be done "once" after login to the computer and as such you will not need to login to the internet multiple times regardless of which browser you use.

After you login to the computer please do the following:‚Äč

  1. ‚ÄčOpen a web browser to visit http://detnsw.net
  2. login with firstname.lastname@DETNSW
  3. click LOGIN

When you have finished your session - please log off the computer. If it is not your own device please follow the steps below to log off.

  1. Open a web browser to visit http://detnsw.net/logoff.php
  2. Logout
  3. Close web browser

For more information on these changes please visit the link below.
https://education.nsw.gov.au/technology/projects-and-initiatives/Secured-Internet-Edge