27 March 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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26 March 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Message from the Principal - Kevin Elgood

This is an update after day 1 of moving to a remote learning mode of delivery.

It appears that some parents did not receive the Email that was sent yesterday, we are endeavouring to rectify this issue and as a safeguard I am also sending all correspondence to your son. If you son has shown you this email/message and you have not received it yourself by tomorrow morning, please contact the school so that we can check our contact information.

We remind you that Homebush Boys High School will remain open and we will provide supervision for students who attend the school. All students, whether at home or at school, will be expected to complete the same online learning content supplied by their teachers.  There will be no normal timetabled lessons for at least the remainder of the term. Students attending school will be allocated a room where they will be supervised and can complete their work. Today 84% of students were absent.

How will Homebush Boys High School facilitate Learning from Home?

26 March 2020 Rashmi Singh | News | Year 09  

The students of Year 9 cohort had their first assembly of the year on 25th Feb, Tuesday.

Mr Elgood, the school principal, welcomed the students into the brand new year of 2020 and shared his vision of work ethic, application and his expectations for them.

The students have been touched by the unprecedented event of extreme bushfire season throughout the summer holidays and were happy to welcome Balmoral Village RFS captain, Mr Brendon O’Connor and Ms Victoria Herrera as guest speakers.

Mr O’Connor has been with the Rural Fires Brigade for over 20 years and the last 10 years in the capacity of the captain of the base. He and his team started to fight the 2019 fires right before the winter season in the far North Coast Down. The local fires started in October in Yerrandrie, moved to Oakdale, Thirlmere and then to the Balmoral village. Balmoral village was hit by fires 10 times between 19th December and 21st December. A total of 20 houses were lost and sadly 2 firefighter volunteers who were protecting other people’s lives and properties, also lost their own lives.
Mr O’Connor in his speech told everyone that we have just one Earth and it’s our job to look after it. We all are one inside despite our different looks on the outside. We should all join each other in protecting our environment. Every little effort counts.

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