Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • Manfred Schaefer Supports White Ribbon Day 2015

    Manfred and PeleWhite Ribbon Oath: never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

    White Ribbon Day is a significant event at Homebush Boys High School and within the community. Homebush Boys High School will again be supported, by the highly inspirational and talented soccer player, Mr Manfred Schaefer. Manfred Schaefer was part of the 1974 Australian World Cup Soccer Team. He has kindly taken out the time to return to the school. He will support our White Ribbon Day initiative. This will take place on the 20th, November, 2015.

  • Pink Ribbon Day

    About 15,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

    Homebush Boys High School continued, on the 23 October, 2015, with its strong donation tradition as part of a Pink Ribbon fund-raiser and cancer awareness day.

    Pink Ribbon Day is an annual event run by the Cancer Council which aims to raise funds and awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers.

    Individual personnel dressed in pink to support the Pink Ribbon Day initiative and raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancer. Fashion police were sent out to look for best dressed staff members on the day. Staff and students raised over $800.00 for such a worthy cause. Many shared stories of the need for early detection and support mechanisms that are available. Whole school personnel also engaged in practices of reflection, remembering loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer.

  • Mental Health Month

    Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in October in NSW.

    This is to encourage all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing. It gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.
    At school help contact:

    • School Counsellor Ms G Sorensen; Ms K Egan
    • Year Adviser
    • Assistant Year Adviser
    • Teachers
    • Deputies – Mr Khurshed; Ms Dwyer
    • Principal - Mr Kennedy
  • Pink Ribbon Day 2015

    Pink Ribbon Day 2015ABOUT 15,000 women across the nation are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  

    Homebush Boys High School will continue, on the 23 October, 2015, with its strong donation tradition, as part of a Pink Ribbon fund-raiser and cancer awareness day.  Pink Ribbon Day is an annual event run by the Cancer Council.  It aims to raise funds and awareness about breast and gynaecological cancers.  Individual personnel will dress in pink to support the Pink Ribbon Day initiative and raise funds for breast and gynaecological cancer.  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. Pink Ribbon Day is a great opportunity to remind women and others, of the importance of detecting breast cancer in its early stages, and that treatments are available to both fight and prevent the disease. Homebush Boys High School salutes and thanks all those involved in Pink Ribbon Day initiatives and for the generous donations that continue to be made by many around the world.

  • Literacy and Numeracy Week @ HBHS 2015

    Literacy and numeracy week was recognised by 3 notable events at Homebush this year. The Literacy and Numeracy Team (LTN) decided to hold spelling competitions for Years 7 to 10. These competitions were held during weeks 6 and 7. The competitions were fierce and we have 4 worthy winners. Justin Jung triumphed in Year 7, James Smith outclassed the field to become the Year 8 champ, Fawad Faheem prevailed in a colossal battle in Year 9 and Ankit Nupane prevailed in the Year 10 competition. Congratulations to all the students who entered these competitions.

  • HBHS Parent Survey

    Letters are going home to parents and/or carers that contain information about a Dept. of Education Survey. It is an ONLINE survey and the letter contains everything needed to access the survey.

    Opinions about what is happening at your son’s or ward’s school will be asked. Topics include: Parents are Informed, School Supports Learning, School Supports Positive Behaviour, and Parent Participation.

    If you have more than one child at school you will receive additional survey letters. This will give you multiple logins to the survey so that you can answer questions pertinent to each child.

    We encourage all parents and carers to participate and let us know what you think! 

  • Interact Club Fundraising Lunch

    Interact Club FundraiserHomebush Boys High School’s Interact Club continued on with its strong donation tradition as part of raising funds for worthy causes.  The Interact Club gives students the opportunity to do work for both their school and the wider community.  Many events have been organised by the Interact Club student leadership body.  Complementing these events, students recently organised a highly successful sausage sizzle lunch. 

  • Bush Bulletin Term 2 - 2015

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  • P & C General Meeting July

    HBHS P and C General MeetingThe P and C is holding a general meeting this July.

    When:  Tuesday 21st July 7pm

    Where:  Staff Common Room

    Agenda:

    • Parental engagement strategies
    • Cookbook update
    • P and C donor letter
    • Forum ideas

    All welcome

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  • Term 1 Writing Competition - ANZAC Spirit

    The Literacy and Numeracy Team introduced writing and spelling competitions across all the KLAs last year. The aim was to encourage students to write as much as possible and improve their spelling skills.

    Last term, the team decided to link the writing competition to the 100th anniversary of the ANZACs landing in Gallipoli. Students from were given the opportunity to complete empathy writing tasks as well as enter a poster competition. And in the process, give the students another opportunity to reflect on this important social and historical event in our community.

  • 2014 Annual School Report

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

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

  • HBHS P&C - Mother's Day Stall

    Homebush Boys High School P&C presents...

    Mother's Day Stall

    When: Monday, 27th April, Tuesday 28th April

    Cake in a box $2, Gifts from $5, Swarovski Bracelets $18, Earrings $8.

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    Please click on Read More for pictures and pricing of the jewelry

  • Bush Bulletin Term 1 - 2015

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  • Professional Learning Report

    On-going professional learning, at Homebush Boys High School, is essential in ensuring that staff is provided with current information, developments and future educational direction. Complementing this, is the teaching and learning process, staff commitment to life-long learning and most importantly, the continual need for further skills development and improvement. As a school, we recognise, value and support the need for opportunities for all staff to be professional committed learners on an in-going manner. In order for this to become a reality, it is essential that opportunities, both in formal and informal professional development activities, be made available. This will ensure that staff, of all levels, develop, share knowledge and expertise, continue their engagement in professional development dialogue and be united in their work towards common teaching and learning goals. As Head Teacher Teaching & Learning, I have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful staff members in my career. Professional growth, in areas such as curriculum, welfare and teacher quality, has been ensured.

  • Don’t Forget – Mother’s Day!

    Mothers Day JewelleryPut some money aside over the up-coming holidays! HBHS annual Mother’s Day Stall will be held under the fig tree in the second week of Term 2, Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 30th April.

    The stall, run by members of the P&C and HBHS staff members, raises money for various programs across the school. Prices for the lovely items start at $5.

    Mrs Edwards will also be offering lovely jewellery made from sterling silver and genuine Swarovski crystals. All profits from the jewellery go to pay for the effective MULTILIT Tutoring Program materials used in the Out of Hours Literacy Program and MULTILIT peer-tutoring roll calls. The Swarovski bracelets, which feature a silver accent bead, are only $18. The sterling silver Swarovski earrings start at only $8! Find out the favourite colour of the significant woman in your life and be early to the stall!

     
  • LOTE Faculty Report - Term 1 2015

    Henry T. Heald stated that “Education in its deepest sense is the improvement of man so that he will be a thinking individual, not afraid of the validity of his conclusions, even though they may deviate from what may be acceptable and safe at the moment.” 1968

    The ultimate goal of education should be to produce analytical citizens who help to shape the environment around them and are not afraid to ask questions or solve problems. I believe that educators should develop in learners, the abilities and skills to empower them to explore and solve problems in the world that they are confronted with. Only then will students come to see education and learning as lifelong processes made up of meaningful experiences.

  • Welcome to our new Principal

    Welcome to Mr John Kennedy, our new principal. He joins our school community with a wealth of experience in teaching and leadership. Mr Kennedy has taught in a range of schools, including country, comprehensive co-educational, girls and selective schools. He has also worked with the DEC Ultimo Local Schools Local Decisions team for a year. He has spent the last three years in the principal role at Kingsgrove North High School and has a strong welfare focus in his leadership style.

    Homebush Boys welcomes Mr Kennedy into our vibrant community!

  • Farewell Mr. Jurd - BB Term 4 Issue 2 - 2014

    Please click on the image to enjoy the last edition of the Bush Bulletin for 2014. 

    Our Principal Mr Tim Jurd will be retiring at the end of this year from his beloved Homebush BHS.
    Mr Jurd started his teaching career at our school so it is very fitting that he will reluctantly finish at this school.
    We wish him the very best for the future. 

     

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  • White Ribbon Day 2014

    White Ribbon DayWhite Ribbon Oath: never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

    White Ribbon Day is a significant event within our school community.  Homebush Boys High School will continue, on the 21 November, 2014, with its strong donation tradition, as part of a White Ribbon fund-raiser and men’s violence against women, awareness day.

    Through our whole school and community initiatives, Homebush Boys High School seeks to change the attitudes and behaviours that lead to and perpetuate men’s violence against women, by engaging boys and men to lead social change.

  • Bush Bulletin Term 4 - 2014

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