02 April 2020 Martyn Bawden | News | Whole School  

Parents and caregivers:

The onset of the Covid-19 virus has required parents, educators and administrators to balance an assessment of health risks with the educational needs of students. In the school Years normally affected by State-wide or National testing, these considerations are especially critical.

At time of writing, schools are open, but most learning is being conducted remotely.

Year 7 & 9 NAPLAN tests have been cancelled for the year; however, HSC requirements for Minimum Standards in literacy and numeracy remain. Year 10 students will need to take these on-line tests (which can only be done at school) soon after normal schooling resumes this year, and Year 9 students will attempt them early next year. Those students in Years 11 & 12 who have yet to satisfy Minimum Standards requirements, will still need to do so. And in both Years 7 and 9, schools will not now benefit from diagnostic data normally provided by NAPLAN.

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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?