Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • Citizenship Supper Contributions Day 2017

    On Thursday the 24th of August Homebush Boys High School will be hosting our 3rd Citizenship Supper Catering evening.

    If you are able and would like to contribute/donate some finger foods, cakes, slices or money to this evening, please send it into the school office starting Monday 21st August. The delivery of the food to Strathfield Council and the setting up of the food and drinks will be organised by Amy Gock, Maria Ikimis-Healey and the help of the prefects/SRC.

    Please make sure that all goodies are delivered to the school office by 11am Thursday 24/8. Please note that refrigeration is minimal, so biscuits and pre-packaged goodies would be helpful. Please label all containers that you would like returned to you.

    Thank you once again for your generous support and the money this event raises for Homebush Boys High school.

    Any questions, please call Amy Gock on 0403 443 317

  • Inner West Little Athletics Centre

    Registrations for the Inner West Little Athletics Centre 2017/2018 season are open!

    • Register online at www.iwlac.org.au/information/registration/
      • Select Inner West as your centre & follow the prompts
      • Family discounts for 2 or more children.
    • Register online, then collect your Info Pack & Season Numbers and buy uniforms on the Collection & Information nights
    • Just bring a copy of:
      • Your printed online receipt
      • Your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport (new members only)
    • Registration Pack Collection nights
      • Fridays 18th & 25th August, 6pm to 8pm St Luke’s Oval, Concord
    • Information night for New Members & Age Managers
      • Friday 1st September, 6pm to 8pm St Luke’s Oval, Concord
    • Season starts 6pm, Friday 8th September
      • For boys and girls age 4-17 – St Luke’s Oval, Concord
      • For Further information, 0469 843 096 or www.iwlac.org.au
  • Free Dental Health Care at HBHS

    Homebush Boys High School has booked DMMSG to provide child dental benefits on site during week 6 starting on the 21th of August.
    A consent form has been handed to the students to obtain all information needed for their eligibility to access the dental benefits provided by the government.
    The students are requested to return the form before the scheduled day to mathematics staffroom.
    A consent form can be obtained from the school office or Mr. Abbou in mathematics staffroom or by clicking on the picture.

    Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

    All children under 18 and who are eligible for Medicare can access public dental services in NSW. Some children may also be eligible for the Commonwealth’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
    What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?
    The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) gives eligible children and teenagers access to up to $1,000 in benefits for dental services over two calendar years.

  • HBHS Technology Policy

    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.

  • ACC Cricket Club

    Ashfield Cricket Club is a not for profit organisation which assists disadvantaged children in the community play cricket and is run entirely by volunteers.

    ACC-Cricket Club
    Ashfield Croydon Centenary CC
    Minis, Juniors & Seniors,

    Cricket with Friends

    Registrations open online from July

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.acc.nsw.cricket.com.au

  • National Consistent Collection of Data

    Information for parents and carers

    What is the national data collection?

    The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment due to disability and the level of reasonable adjustment they are receiving.

    The national data collection counts students who have been identified by a school team as receiving an adjustment to address a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA). The DDA can be accessed from the ComLaw website at www.comlaw.gov.au.

    What is the benefit for my child?

    The aim of the national data collection is to collect quality information about school students receiving an adjustment due to disability in Australia.

  • No Payments untill 31st July

    Homebush Boys High School is currently in the process of migrating to a new Finance System. 

    We will notbe accepting any payments until the Monday 31st July.

    This includes but not limited to:

    • Online Transfer Payments
    • Cash Payments
    • Cheques
    • Credit Card Payments (phone/online)

     

     

    We apologies for any inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding. 

  • Multicultural Day 2017

    Homebush Boys High School would like to invite parents to join us at our Multicultural Day on Friday 21/07/17.

    A stall has been provided for every cultural group for their delicious and traditional food.

    We are requesting for volunteers to make traditional meals in bulk and packed in take away containers for students and guests to purchase at lunch time.

    We request any foods and sweets must not contain nuts.

    We are unable to provide cooking facilities or heating so all donated food should be ready for purchase.

    We would love for all parents and their boys to be involved by wearing traditional dress.

    All students must come to school in full school uniform then change at performance times.

    Please call Zena or Sathya on 9764 3611, for any enquiries.

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 2 Issue 2 - 2017

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

    School Resumes on:

    Monday 17th July - Staff Development Day (No Students)

    Tuesday 18th July - First day back, Term 3

     

    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. 

  • SBS National Languages Competition

    SBS Radio presents the SBS National Languages Competition 2017 to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia.

    We are calling out to all school students across Australia, who are learning a language other than English.

    Entires open on Monday 24th July and close on Friday 1st September 2017.

    Age Categories

    • Category A: Junior Primary (Aged 4-7)
    • Category B: Primary (Aged 8-12)
    • Category C: Junior High School (Aged 13-15)
    • Category D: Senior High School (Aged 16-18)

    How to Enter

    1. Log on to www.sbs.com.au/NLC17
    2. Fill in the entry form
    3. Upload a video (max 30 seconds) telling us "What learning a language means to you?" The video should be in a language other than English
    4. Include a written script in English, translating the video content
    5. Submit your entry

     

  • Aborignial Student Support

    We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students in order to assist them to be successful learners.

    We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

    We encourage Aboriginal students to learn how to negotiate and develop strategies by providing unique leadership opportunities.

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  • Student Health

    Promoting health, supporting student health care needs and reducing health risks are important to everyone at our school.

    Prescribed Medication

    If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please inform staff at the front office so that arrangements can be made for the medication to be administered. Please read the important information about prescribed medications at school.

    Allergies

    If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you tell the principal as soon as you become aware of it, or if your child's allergy changes. If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction an individual healthcare plan is developed that includes strategies to minimise the risk of a severe allergic reaction.

    Managing Complex Health Needs

    An individual healthcare plan is developed for each student with complex health needs. The plan supports students with severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and those at risk of an emergency or requiring the administration of specific health care procedures.

    Infectious diseases

    There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people. Schools and parents should contact their local health network for advice regarding infectious diseases.

    Immunisation

    Our school's immunisation program works in cooperation with our local health network of the NSW Department of Health who deliver the NSW adolescent school-based vaccination program to high school students.

    Head lice

    Head lice outbreaks sometimes occur at school. If your child has head lice please treat your child and inform us. Daily combing of dry hair with conditioner can get rid of head lice. You should continue to send your child to school.

    Healthy eating at school

    Healthy food keeps children alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need each day. Parents are to make sure they provide a healthy, nutritious menu in line with the current school nutrition policy.If your child brings their own lunch to school you can help by packing food that is interesting and nutritious. See lunch box ideas.

    Sun safety

    Our school takes sun safety seriously. Children learn about how to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays, and our school implements a range of sun protection strategies..

    Ear infections

    Otitis media is a common middle ear infection which may cause fever or vomiting. If undetected, a child may suffer from hearing loss and their learning could be affected. Most ear infections respond readily to treatment. 

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  • HBHS Technology Policy

    Commencing Term 3 2017 Homebush Boys High School is introducing a Technology Policy to provide students, staff and parents with clear guidelines regarding the safe and appropriate use of technology at School.

    BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 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 in the BYOD Policy.

  • Multicultural Day 2017

    Homebush Boys High School is celebrating our unity in diversity through our Multicultural Day on 21/07/17. Term 3 Week 1 Friday

    It is a whole day of celebration. The day begins with a special assembly followed by cultural performances and a special lunch with food stalls boasting a variety of cuisines from around the world.

    Main Events

    • Special Assembly 8:50 to 9:45
    • Cultural Performances in the hall 9:45 to 10:30
    • Special Lunch 1:15 to 2:20

    The school community is invited to attend the special assembly and assist with the food stalls. (If you are interested in helping on the day please contact Ms Kumaralingam / Ms Altundag/ Ms Singh)

    All parents wishing to come on this day, please go to the office to sign in when you arrive.

     

     

  • Parent Works Flyer

    ParentWorks is a freeonline program for Australian parents and caregivers of children aged 2 to 16.

    ParentWorks provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills and child behaviour. It is part of a research project at the University of Sydney.

    You may find this program helpful for:

    • Managing challenging child behaviours such as tantrums, aggression, noncompliance and sibling conflict
    • Increasing your confidence in parenting
    • Working as a team with your partner

    ParentWorks can be completed in your own home, at your own pace.

    Find out more at parentworks.org.au

  • CAPA & Recital Night

    HBHS’s annual CAPA Evening is this week, Thursday 22nd of June.

    As always, this evening is a celebration of the hard work, dedication, persistence and, above all, creativity of our Students here at Homebush Boys.

    A collection of student Art works will be on display from 5:30pm and a performance showcase will commence at 6:30pm. Light refreshments will be provided throughout the evening.

    We hope to see you in attendance for what will surely be a highlight for the 2017 school year.

     

  • Ramadan Iftar Night 2017

    Once again, Homebush Boys High School has displayed the beauty of its cultural diversity and inclusion with the successful Ramadan Iftar night.

    Ramadan is a holy month for Muslims, who fast from dawn till sunset in order to learn self-discipline, self-restraint and patience. It also teaches empathy for the less fortunate. With many students partaking in this holy month, Homebush Boys accepts and acknowledges the beliefs of all. Every year, an Iftar (evening meal) is hosted where Muslims and Non-Muslims break bread, share a meal and unite as a school community. This experience of coming together is much needed in our time.

  • Every Day Counts

    It is a government requirement that students are attending school every day and are on time. Although most students at Homebush Boys High School have great attendance, there is a small cohort of students who are not meeting school and government expectations. If your child is late or absent, please notify the school with a note or doctor’s certificate explaining their absence on the first day of their return.

    Notes are being sent home notifying parents and carers of students who are arriving at school late on a regular basis or who are not meeting the minimum attendance expectations.

    If you need to discuss attendance or lateness please contact the Head Teacher Administrations at Homebush Boys High School on 9764 3611.

  • China Club

    The fun and vibrant experience that Chinese culture brings to you.

    • Commenced May 2016
    • Used to run every Tuesday lunchtime in the Confucius Classroom
    • Recently changed to Monday lunchtime
    • Up to 30 students participate at a time
    • Competitions held every term
    • It’s an on-going activity..
  • 2017 SRC

    Yr 12

    • Andrew Lylo
    • Laksan Mohan
    • Aabilan Ratneswaran
    • Kartik Saravanan

    Yr 11

    • Eric Duong
    • Fawad Faheem
    • Yusufcan Isik
    • Christopher Kadamani

    Yr 10

    • Leon Burfield
    • Maaz Iqbal
    • Zachary Jones
    • Hari Kumaralingam
    • Chris Kwon
    • Michael Lopes
    • Charles Mclean
    • Shahi Uddin

    Yr 9

    • Sai Shivam Bhonsle
    • Timothy Choong
    • Tom Nieser
    • Zain Ousmand
    • Anshul Trivedi

    Yr 8

    • Emad Fayad
    • Matthew Jackson
    • Lakshaya Kaushik
    • Rakshil Mali
    • Noah Zreik