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Homebush Boys High School Parents and Citizens’ Association
(HBHS P&C)
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What is a P&C?Certificate

A Parents and Citizens’ (P&C) association is a school membership based organization consisting of parents, teachers and citizens with an interest in a public school. P&C members and school staff work in partnership to advance the best interests of a school.

Membership of the Homebush Boys High School P&C enables you to become more involved with our school. We encourage your contributions in strengthening the “Bushy Boys” community.

The Homebush Boys High School Parents and Citizens’ (P&C) meetings provide an opportunity to:

  • Engage more with the school
  • Be informed about school policies
  • Develop a partnership with the school
  • Meet other parents and carers
  • Learn from the School Principal and Deputies
  • Come together and contribute in an open and inclusive forum
  • Foster supportive relationships with the school community
  • Promote the interests of the school by bringing parents citizens, students and teaching staff into close co-operation
  • Create opportunities to further engage with parents and carers of NESB
  • Work with the Principal and members of the parent and citizens community
  • Assist the school in providing facilities and equipment for the school
  • Contribute to the welfare of the students at the school.

To view our constitution click here
To view our rules and by-laws click here

When do P&C meet?

  • 7:00-9:00 pm in the school’s staff common room
  • 3rd Tuesday of each month during school term
     

Meeting dates for 2017 are:

  • 15th August
  • 19th September
  • 17th October
  • 21st November

What do we discuss?

The meetings are informative and relevant and usually include:

  1. Discussion on a topic of interest
  2. Opportunity to talk to other parents
  3. Presentations from School representatives on key activities, events, issues and general business.
     

Potential topics for 2017 include:

  • Cyber safety
  • Curriculum overview – Mathematics/Science
  • Confucius Classroom
  • Robotics
  • GONSKI campaign & funding
  • Student well-being: Anti-bullying and resilience strategies; supporting students to develop their confidence and self-esteem
  • Professional development for staff at HBHS
  • HBHS – the physical school environment & buildings
  • Student Positive Behaviour Policy at HBHS
  • Community liaison and building relationships with Non-English speaking background parents
  • BYOD
  • Student services, volunteerism and extracurricular opportunities such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award

 

Subcommittees

P&C members coordinate and drive a number of significant school events including:  

  • Citizenship Ceremonies at Strathfield Council
  • Fundraising activities
  • Instrumental Music Programme
  • Working bees

Meeting new parents at Orientation and Information Days.
 

2017 Executive Committee:

President :
Cathy Callaghan
Vice Presidents :
Valerie Knezevic & Mark Burfield
Treasurer :
Christine Harley
Secretaries :
Maree Gemmell
   
Citizenship Ceremony Coordinator:

Amy Gock & 
Maria Ikimis-Healey


For further information or an opportunity to discuss any matters please contact the HBHS P&C Executive Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Kind regards,

Cathy Callaghan
President
Homebush Boys High School Parents and Citizens’ Association (HBHS P&C)