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
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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.
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:
On Friday, the 17th of March, a group of Year10 students from Homebush Boys High School went to Chatswood High School for the Discovering Engineering course, organised by Engineers Australia. We met up at Strathfield Train station at 7am and caught the 7:20 train to Chatswood, we arrived at approximately 8:00 and we departed the train station for Chatswood High School at around 8:30 and we were guided by a student from Chatswood High School.
When: Monday 10th April - Friday 21st April
Where: Wyatt Park Sports Complex, Church St, Lidcombe NSW 2141
- Drumming workshops
- Easter egg hunt
- Soccer competition
- Ping pong
- Cricket game
- Auburn's Got Talent
- Blue Mountains Bush Walk - Tuesday 11th April 10:30am -5:00pm
- Trampoline girls only - Wednesday 12th April 1:00pm - 3:00pm
- Movies (Reading cinemas Auburn) - Thursday 13th April 12:00pm - 4:00pm
- Bowling & lazertag (Fairfield) - Friday 21st April 12:00pm - 4:00pm
All activities are FREE and for ages 12-24
Important: Children under 16 must have parental consent for all excursions
To register, please complete the registration form available at www.ayc.org.au
For more information please visit www.ayc.org.au or call 9646 2122
The students of Homebush Boys High School are well into their studies this term with our Year 11 and 12 students doing exams and the juniors engaged in their regular school work, completing assignments and studying for tests.
The ability to concentrate effectively at home is a skill that takes time to master. The following are six tips from the ELES Study Skills Handbook to help students build better concentration skills. Read them and try to apply them daily!
Also, click on the Top 10 Tips for Students for Managing Technology Distractions for useful strategies to avoid the most common distraction for students at home today: Technology.
Building Concentration Skills
Many students find it difficult to concentrate and stay focused when they are doing their schoolwork at home. So what can we do to improve concentration levels? Try these top tips:
Concord Burwood Junior Rugby League (Wolves) is part of Balmain District Junior Rugby League. Catering for all players from 4 years to open age.
Home Ground: Goddard Park, Concord
2017 Registration Fee: $150 mini's and mod's, international $50
Includes jersey, shorts, socks
Family discount available
Registrations accepted online only
For more information visit www.cbuwolves.com.au
- dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose
- varicella vaccine (chickenpox) as a single dose; and
- human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 3-dose schedule at 0, 2 and 6 months (students who commence HPV vaccination in Year 7 but do not complete the course may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8)
The female staff at Homebush Boys High School were presented with a special morning tea on Wednesday 8th March, courtesy of Mr Saber and his Year 10 Food Technology class. This was a surprise gesture in recognition for the contribution made by all female staff to the academic and wellbeing needs of all students. The following is a response by the Relieving Deputy Principal to Mr Saber acknowledging his efforts on International Women’s Day.
Dear Mr Saber,
On behalf of all the women who work at HBHS, I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to you and your Year 10 class for providing such a beautifully presented and delicious morning tea. A true credit to you and the leadership you constantly provide for these students.
The ladies enjoyed this special treat on such an important date to make the significance women have made in our lives and in the workforce. It meant a lot to me as I'm sure it did for all other female staff.
Our school vice-captain, Ibrahim Taha was a guest speaker at a special morning tea on Wednesday 8th March 2017 hosted by the Zonta Club of Sydney West. In front of students and staff from 15 different schools, Ibrahim gave an address on behalf of our school’s promise to Speak Up Against Violence towards Women. His message was in support of this year’s International Women’s Day theme of Be Bold for Change. At the same event, Sean Mansfield of Year 10 was one of 8 boys from our local government schools to receive an award for this work and efforts with White Ribbon day 2016. Sean was also asked to participate in the annual candle ceremony which involved the dimming of all lights at the Bankstown Sports Club and Sean holding a lit candle in recognition of women less fortunate than some, honouring the women who have died as a result of violence perpetrated by those that have loved and trusted. Both students are true ambassadors of our school.