Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • Student Safety

    We create and maintain a safe school environment by protecting the wellbeing of our students and promoting positive relationships between students.

    Child protection

    Strict safety checks are in place to protect students including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. We teach our students to recognise when they may be unsafe and how to get help.

    Internet safety

    Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system. Please refer to our Technology Policy and BYOD policy for further details. 

    Bullying

    We work hard to prevent bullying in our school and we recognise that the best outcomes are achieved by school communities, parents, students and teachers, working together to help prevent and to respond to bullying.

    Our Anti-bullying Plan includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. Any student who experiences bullying and any person who witnesses bullying should report it to a teacher or the school principal.

    Racism

    Anti-racism education is taught in our classrooms and we make every effort to ensure our school is free from discrimination. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of the school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. For more information see information in community languages.
    For any concerns please contact the school’s ARCO Mr S. Prasad

    Sun safety

    We teach students about the damaging effects of the sun and promote sun safety practices. Students are expected to wear a maroon cap bearing the school crest, any non school cap is subject to confiscation under the school’s uniform policy.

    Road safety

    Road safety education is taught to all students from Kindergarten to Year 10 as part of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). Driver education programs are also taught as part of the PDHPE 7-10 syllabus.

    Drug education

    Drug education and understanding responsibility and relationships is taught as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10.

    Crossroads

    Crossroads is a course for Years 11 and 12 students. It encourages students to extend and build on the relationship and drug issues outcomes achieved in PDHPE in previous years and reflects other contemporary health issues facing young people.
     

  • 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
  • National Reconciliation Week 2017

    National Reconciliation Week runs annually from the 27th of May to the 3rd of June. Reconciliation Week helps to celebrate and build respectful, united relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and other Australians. Reconciliation is a national journey, one walked by every single person in Australia, and every single person’s efforts count.

    This year is particularly significant as we reflect on two historic anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey. As we commemorate these significant milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s journey, to continue to walk the path of unity and respect.

    Saturday the 27th of May, marks exactly 50 years since the historic 1967 Referendum, a defining event in our nation’s recent history, which proposed changes to the Australian Constitution to grant Aboriginal peoples the same civil rights as other Australians. The Referendum was supported by all political parties and 90% of Australians voted for change in order to make Australia a fairer place. The Referendum meant that Aboriginal people became part of the Australian census and the Federal government could begin to make laws to ensure improved rights for Aboriginal people. 

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 2 - 2017

    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. 

  • Cooks River Fun Run

    Strathfield Council is delighted to announce the Cooks River Fun Run is back for 2017! As a school, we know promoting an active lifestyle is important to you and we encourage you to share this event with your school community.

    This family friendly race will be held on Sunday 25 June, starting at Freshwater Park, and includes several events and categories ensuring there is something for everyone.

    Now in its 8th year, the Cooks River Fun Run encourages both local residents and the wider Sydney community to get outdoors and enjoy an energetic life whilst also promoting the beautiful green spaces and natural amenities surrounding the Cooks River.

    Register before Friday 9 June for early bird prices!

    For more information, see the website www.cooksriverfunrun.com.au or contact Naomi Searle on 9748 9992 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     
  • 2017 - BYOD Program

    We have just received the next shipment of Asus Google Chromebook for our BYOD program from JB-Hifi & Asus. We are now accepting payments at the school office. Your son will be able to pickup the laptop on the day of payment. The cost of the device is $420.00 inc GST payable to front office as soon as possible. Priority for the devices will be on a first come first served. These devices are built for students to be used in a school environment to assist with their learning. 

    Device: Asus C202SA

    Accidental Damage Protection: 2 Years ADP - First Claim: $0 Excess (charges apply for following claims)

    Case: STM ACE Vertical Impact 13" Black

    Cost: $420.00 inc GST

  • HBHS School Photos

    School photographs are scheduled to be taken by advancedlife Photography. Whilst an envelope and flyer has been distributed by the roll call teachers of the students, if possible it is our preference that ordering be completed online to reduce administration and potential security issues related to the return of cash and envelopes on photo day. Orders for packages and sibling photographs can be placed securely online at http://www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digits Online Order Code. Portrait and group package orders are due by photography day. Should you wish to purchase a sibling photograph online, the order must be placed no later than the day before photography day. Sibling photographs will only be taken if an order has been placed. Should you have any queries concerning school photographs or online ordering, please direct them via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    What: Whole School Photos

    When: Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

    Where: School Hall

    Unqiue Code: CG24HJQQC

    Websitehttp://www.advancedlife.com.au

     

  • Rhodes Creative Family Friendly Events

    Join us at The Connection, Rhodes, for a program where creativity meets technology. Exciting workshops and events featuring robots, 3D printing, and wearable art and technology.

    Where: 30 Shoreline Drive, Rhodes NSW 2138

    Workshops, masterclasses, and talks

    • Simplebot Maker Lab

    When: Tuesday, 30 May, or 6 June, or 13 June 5.30pm-7.30pm

    Cost: $40 for a group of 2-4 people

    • Human Robot Friendship Ball

    When: Friday 16 June, 6.30pm-9pm

    Cost: $10

    • sARTorial: Where Digital Art Meets Fashion, Sound & Technology

    When: Saturday, 10 June, 6pm-7.30pm

    Cost: from $23.60

     

    To see a full list of activities please click on the flyer provided

    For more information and bookings head to www.theconnectionrhodes.com.au/learn/whats-on

  • 2016 Annual Report

    Please click on the image to view the "2016 Annual Report"

    For previous editions of the Annual Report, click on the link below or click on "Annual Reports" link under the "School" menu at the top of this page.

     

     

    http://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/about/annual-school-report 

  • Mother's Day Stall

    Once again, Mother's Day approaches! The annual HBHS Mother's Day Stall features hand-assembled Swarovski crystal and sterling silver jewellery. There are many colours available, drop a hint your son now! The prices have been kept low for many years and this year's stall will still have 2010 prices. The stall is run not only to help the HBHS students find a unique gift for their caregivers, but to support the school's Literacy Fund (all profits go right back to the school to purchase items for the Speed Reading Program!).

    What: Genuine Swarovski Crystals & Sterling Silver

    • Earrings: $8 - $10
    • Bracelets: $15 - $18
    • Pendants: $8
    • Sterling Neck Chains: $10

    When: Week 3, Thursday & Friday - All Lunch
    Where: Near the Arches

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 1 - 2017

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday! 

    School Resumes on: 
    Monday 24th April- Staff Development Day (No Students)
    Wednesday 26th April - First day back Term 2
    Friday 28th April- School Athletics Carnival

    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. 

  • Athletics Carnival 2017

    The school is holding its annual athletics carnival on Friday 28th of April 2017. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre at Homebush for this event. Students will be able to use the most up-to-date equipment and compete on the warm-up track that was used by competitors in the Olympic Games.

    All students are expected to attend, either as spectators or participants. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the voluntary school fees. Students will be marked present before entering the Athletics Centre based on Houses. Students are encouraged to wear clothing in their house colours and each student doing so will be awarded a bonus point towards the carnival results. Rolls will be marked at 8.30am, just outside the main entrance.

  • Measles Outbreak in Western Sydney

    There is currently an outbreak of measles in South Western and Western Sydney, with at least 9 people having acquired the disease in the region during March 2017.

    The reported cases include children and infants who have attended childcare centres and secondary schools. There is potential for the measles outbreak to spread further as the infected young people have large social networks both within and outside of their schools, and some have travelled on public transport whilst infectious. Measles is highly infectious and anyone who isn’t vaccinated is at risk of infection if they have had contact with an infectious case.

    Immunisation is effective in preventing measles. It is important for everyone to ensure that they have received at least two doses of measles containing vaccine (MMR). Unless people are certain they have had two doses of measles vaccine, they should visit their GP as soon as possible for free measles vaccination.

    The first sign of measles is usually a high fever, a runny nose, cough, and red, watery eyes. The rash usually starts on the face and upper neck and spreads over the body, hands and feet. The rash lasts for 4-7 days

    Further information about measles can be found on the NSW Ministry of Health website at: 
    http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Pages/Measles_Factsheet.aspx