28 November 2018 Stephan Madyski | News | Whole School   Sports  

All grade and house sport has been cancelled today including indoor venues.

When: Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Reason: Wet Weather

Only GRADE SPORT years 10 and 11 will be getting their name marked off and leaving at the beginning of lunch.

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

Click on the image to the right to view full summer sport 2018-19 room allocation for both grade and house sports.

28 November 2018 Thomas Lee | News | Year 12  

On Tuesday 30th October, Mr Lee took School Captain, Charles McLean, Vice-Captain, Michael Lopes and Year 12 student Muhammad Malik to the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour for the International Metropolis Conference 2018. The conference is the only annual international event dedicated to migration, diversity and integration. At the conference, panel members Bassam Maaliki, Year 10 HBHS, Mehak Bokhari, School Captain BGHS and Ansar Hussain, School Captain Holroyd HS discussed their own school’s and individual campaign’s in regards to multiculturalism and racism in the school community after being announced by ex-Bushy Boy Ibrahim Taha. After discussing the topics, the floor was opened to the floor to discuss as a group and ask questions to the panel members.

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26 November 2018 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

On Saturday the 17th of November, I attended the Sydney Flight College Open Day at Bankstown Airport. I was greeted by a bunch of flight instructors upon entrance and shown around the venue. It consisted of a large office space and an open airfield with interior access to training aircraft as well as other aircraft owned by the college. There was also a free sausage sizzle which provided guests with a free lunch. I attended with my sister who acted as my personal photographer but she also helped me in obtaining information regarding courses and such.

The flight school could only be described as state-of-the-art with their own flight simulator and having previously flown at Soar Aviation in their Foxbat aircraft, I can confidently say my love for aviation has only since increased beyond a point I never thought it could.

I was allowed to hop in two of their planes and was also greeted to a 30 minute flight with an instructor to get a feel of the aircraft that I would be training in should I want to partake a pilot course with them in the future. One of my career goals is to obtain my commercial pilots license through a Diploma of Aviation and fly aircraft internationally and I feel as if the open day reinforced why I wanted to undertake this career path, as well as my love for planes.

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23 November 2018 Gyan Sahay | News | Whole School  

On the 9th of November 2018, Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls collaborated to create a unique and colourful dance item to perform in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

For the first time, interested students from both schools were given an opportunity to rehearse and perform a dance medley in the front of our school assembly. It was quite a daunting process. However, over time the fear of performing in front of a large audience faded and was replaced with feelings of pride and accomplishment, as all of the boys; learned the dance in and out every Monday and Friday for more than two months. The girls at SGHS helped us learn the dances which they choreographed based on our skills. Ms Sarkar, Ms Singh and Ms Sahay were a large part of the driving forces that made the event possible and they took time out of their busy schedule to help us.

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21 November 2018 Emily Yong | News | Year 09   Year 10  

On October 29th, 11 students attended the Sydney Story Factory in Parramatta (A. Hossaini, L. Goyal, N. Michael, D. Heng, V. Vinayagamoorthy, Y. Thayaparan, L. Yunus, D. Krisnapalan, G. Deepa Kumar, D. Q Mai and B. Maaliki). This writing workshop provided the opportunity for students to engage in writing poetry and explain what it means to be human. Each student worked with a volunteer and created several poems which were read aloud and recorded to accompany a video of each students’ face. Each of their poems have also been compiled into a booklet for each student to keep. The poems and video were honest and creative, making me very proud as a teacher at Homebush Boys High School. Thanks again to the Sydney Story Factory for making this possible. Below are some of their reflections of the day.
By Ms Yong

Last year’s November was me scooping ice-cream straight out of a two-litre box and watching ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ non-stop. How pathetic was that?

But this year started with a good note when our Sydney Story Excursion began. The newly erected centre in Parramatta beamed Tokyo-neon coolness. And because I was a hormonally instable 16-years-old kid, I was intrigued. Mr Short, our workshop’s facilitator welcomed us in. Not only so, the room was warmed with the help of a team of devoted volunteers (please remember me, Mr John in the green shirt that films professionally).

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19 November 2018 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

On the 2nd of November, the new prefects of Homebush Boys High School, led by Charlie McLean and Michael Lopes, attended the National Young Leaders Day in Darling Harbour, held by Halogen in the Australian Convention Centre. It was not just our school that attended, but many schools throughout the region of NSW. The conference was a day for the prefect body to learn priceless skills regarding leadership, patience, initiative, perception and attitude, just to name some.

The day started with the prefect body travelling together into Darling Harbour. We meet Mrs. Duch, our Prefect Coordinator, and the convention started soon after arriving. We saw many other schools, such as Strathfield Girls High School, our sister school, also attend and participate in the convention. The centre was filled with many school student leaders eager for the day ahead of us. The conference started from 9:15 am, which was session one was planned to begin and would continue till 2:30 pm. In that time, the prefect body have learnt valuable skills and be able to use them in the year to come, in our time as prefects.

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16 November 2018 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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16 November 2018 Lidia Budanovic | News | Year 10   Year 11   Year 12  

As many senior students prepare to leave school at the end of this year and embark on further education or a new career, a whole batch of students are preparing to join the ranks of the senior students next year.

As students approach the senior years, they are expected to start taking more responsibility for their own learning. For many students part of this is a realisation that they need to do their schoolwork for their own sake, to keep options open for their own future – so they start to work for themselves, not just because their teacher or parent says they have to. Other students come to realise that in order to cope with the increased workload in the senior years, they need to work more efficiently at home and in the classroom, small changes like changing who students sit next to can make a big difference to how much work is completed in class.

So for students who are commencing their senior studies next year, the final term this year is important in taking stock of your approach to school and your studies. Do you work well in the classroom? Who do you sit next to? What are your listening and research skills like? Do you have systems in place to manage your homework and assignments? Do you know how to study effectively and have you tried different study techniques?

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14 November 2018 Kellie Whelan | News | Year 12  

Year 12 sign out day is Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Period 1 to 4 in the School Hall.

Please bring any books belonging to the school and a donation of any canned food for the Exodus Foundation. In lieu of a can a $2 donation will be accepted.

School references will be issued from this day once the sign out form is complete and all outstanding fees are settled.

All Donations go to THE EXODUS FOUNDATION to provide hundreds of nutritious free meals for disadvantaged and homeless Australians every day of the year.

If you’re not in year 12 but wish to donate please give generously.

12 November 2018 Louise Symonds | News | Whole School  

NSW School of Languages allows students to learn a language that they might never have considered learning. It was the learning experience and culture of the NSW School of Languages, where I learnt Japanese as a HSC course, that changed my outlook regarding my future, not only in terms of schooling and education, but in terms of developing of a passion and love for the Japanese culture. 

On my first day at the NSW School of Languages, Orientation Day, I remember it was just my four friends and I, eager to just dive into the experience of learning a language. However, that soon changed as I realised just how much the school offered other than just learning a language. This was because the teachers, fellow classmates and friends, all had one thing in common. We all shared the desire to not only learn the same language, but shared the same love and interest in all things Japanese. Attending the NSW School of Languages, I realised how great it was to be able to share this love and passion with other people.

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