29 January 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  

The Department of Education is currently working with the Ministry of Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. Advice has been distributed to NSW Public Schools in accordance with advice received from the Ministry of Health.

There has been a small number of cases of confirmed Novel Coronavirus in New South Wales. In accordance with national public health guidelines, exclusions only apply for those who are a:

  • Confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude until medically cleared
  • Close contact of a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case 

Staff or students who have recently returned from overseas and are well, and are not close contacts of a confirmed case, are able attend work or school as normal. 

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29 January 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 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, available on the school website (http://tinyurl.com/hbhsbyod).

Following extensive community consultation, mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices will be banned from the beginning of 2020 within the school premises, this includes classrooms, playgrounds and corridors. Prior to entering the school grounds all Mobile Phones and Non-Educational Electronic devices must be switched off and out of sight. This includes all wired and wireless headphones and speakers. The purpose is to prevent disruption to learning, protect student privacy, avoid issues of cyber bullying and promote healthy patterns of use.

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19 December 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.


School Resume on: 

Tuesday 28th January 2020 - Staff Only
Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Year 7, Year 11 & Year 12
Thursday 30th January 2020 - Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10