04 August 2017 Ramana Kirubagaran | Curriculum | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School has a Technology Policy to provide students, staff and parents with clear guidelines regarding the safe and appropriate use of technology at School.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

BYOD is now a compulsory policy at Homebush Boys High School. All students are required to bring their devices charged and ready for use every day. The primary purpose is to assist the teaching and learning of our students and better prepare them for the paperless workplace and society of the twenty first century, into which they will enter upon leaving school. Other reasons are the economic savings, allowing funds to be diverted to better use, and environmental sustainability.

Further information on device requirements is available at our BYOD page.

Mobile Phones & Non-Educational Electronic Devices

Mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices are restricted in all classrooms, the library, school buildings and school assemblies, unless use is explicitly directed by the teacher for educational purposes only. The purpose is to prevent disruption to learning, protect student privacy, avoid issues of cyber bullying and promote healthy patterns of use.

Consequences of Breach

There will be zero tolerance for breaches of the policy in regard to the use of mobile phones and non-educational devices. The consequences will be:


Emergency Contact

If parents need to contact a student due to an emergency this should be done by contracting the school on (02) 97643611. If there is an emergency with a student, the school will notify the parent/carer.

Students are responsible for the devices they bring and use at Homebush Boys High School. The School is not liable for personal devices that are broken, lost or stolen while travelling to or from school, within the school, during sport or during school-sponsored activities.

Thank you for the ongoing support, as we work together to achieve the best educational outcomes for our students.

09 February 2015 ryan.chadwick | Curriculum |

Houses are based around Home Rooms

There are 4 houses in the School:

 

Hayes Crest Vaughan Crest Greening Crest Howe Crest
Hayes (Red) Vaughan (Blue) Greening (Green) Howe (Yellow)
Home rooms 1 - 18 Home rooms 19 - 35 Home rooms 36 - 53 Home rooms 54 - 75

 

All students are placed in a house on enrollment and houses compete with one another, on the sports field and in the swimming pool.  They are also competing on some citizenship initiatives.

 
27 May 2014 ryan.chadwick | Technology |

Homebush Boys High School in conjuction with Arinum Solutions have recently developed a Free School App which an be downloaded for both iOS & Android. 

iOS: 
https://itunes.apple.com/in/app/homebush-boys-high-school/id650717985?mt=8

Android: 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.homebushbops.com&hl=en

Cost: $0

There is a username/password which will need to be entered once you have downloaded and run the app for the first time:
Username: community
Password: homebushbohs

 

This App has 4 core functionalities:

1) Active Academic & Activities Calendar: The calendar functionality of the App has all the events of the school broken down by grades and terms. This will replicate the school community calendar available on our website.

2) Instant Push Notifications: This is an amazing feature which will allow the school to push notices or urgent messages to users.

3) Photo Gallery: Photos from school events will be published instantly and the users can share these photos with family and friends straight from their personal mobile device or just save these memorable photos on their device.

4) News: Used to distribute newsletters and news items to the community. Accessible almost in every part of the world, it reduces paper usage, carbon footprint and there's nothing extra to carry.