01 August 2013 Caitlin Dwyer | News | Staff  

During the next few weeks our school, along with other public schools in the area, will be participating in the trial of a new tool (PLASST) being developed by the Department of Education and Communities for teachers to identify the learning and support needs of their students.

This trial is focussed on the development of a sound and reliable online tool that, when finalised, can be used by teachers in collaboration with parents and carers to identify the strengths and educational needs of students with additional learning and support needs. This information will assist schools in planning and personalising learning and support for individual students who require adjustments in their day to day learning.

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23 July 2013 Tim Jurd | News | Extra-Curricular  

Ensemble 1Homebush Boys and Strathfield Girls have successfully combined their musical talents to entertain the 400 high school principals as they arrived for their annual conference at Allphones Arena at Olympic Park. The principals came from all over NSW and they were thrilled to be greeted by such quality entertainment.

The ensemble leader was Po-Shen Wang (yr 11) with Daniel Cho (8) and Sam Mansfield (9). Their tutor is Ms Tracy Burjan who also teaches Charlotte (9), Rachel (9), Jennifer (8), Jessica (9) and Angela (8) from Strathfield.

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23 July 2013 Suzi Milovanovic | News | Extra-Curricular  

Breakfast clubHealthy and supportive school programs contribute to the health and wellbeing of children.  Students miss breakfast for a variety of social and economic reasons, but the result is always the same:  a lack of energy and concentration in the classrooms, leading to a less than optimum performance; nutrition and health issues.

In a commitment to making a positive difference, Homebush Boys High School, has recently established the ‘The Breakfast Club’ Program.  This program gives high school students, in areas of greatest need, a filling and healthy breakfast, to get them through the day.  It fuels the body for the rest of the day, ensuring that students can learn to the best of their ability in class. 

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