Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • BBB Awards Embraced by the Community

    As part of rejuvenating the school’s PBL matrix and values, the PBL Team introduced the Bush Boy Behaviour (BBB) awards early in term one this year. The staff and students have embraced this initiative to award positive behaviour and maintain our values across the school.

    Data collected so far reinforce the success of the BBB Awards. Students have placed 5014 BBB awards in the Friday assembly raffle box. This equates to a weekly average of 179 BBBs. On Friday 24 March there were 324 BBBs in the box. This is the highest weekly contribution. As well, this has resulted in over 800 bronze awards awarded to the students during the past 3 terms.

  • Bush Bulletin - Term 3 Issue 2

    Have a safe and happy holidays. 

    School Resumes on:

    Monday 9th October - First day back Term 4
    Monday 16th October - Year 12 HSC Examination


    Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin.


    For previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, Click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right hand side of this page. 

  • Merit Award System

    At Homebush Boys High School we encourage all students to work consistently, striving for improvement. In order to acknowledge the work being done by students, Homebush Boys High School uses a tiered merit system to promote the work of students.

    Show qualities of the Bushy Boy Ethos!

    Bushy Boy Behavior Award

    6 Bushy Boy Behavior Awards

    Bronze Award

    Student Achievement

    Bronze Award

    Sports Achievement

    Sportsperson of the Week Award
    (Equivalent to 1 Bronze Award)

    Excellent Student Achievement in Faculty

    Head Teacher Award
    (Equivalent to 2 Bronze Awards)

    5 Bronze Awards

    Silver Award

    5 Silver Awards

    Gold Award

    2 Gold Awards

    Principal's Medal



  • Bush Bulletin - Term 3

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    For previous editions of the Bush Bulletin, Click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right hand side of this page.

  • Citizenship Supper Contributions Day 2017

    On Thursday the 24th of August Homebush Boys High School will be hosting our 3rd Citizenship Supper Catering evening.

    If you are able and would like to contribute/donate some finger foods, cakes, slices or money to this evening, please send it into the school office starting Monday 21st August. The delivery of the food to Strathfield Council and the setting up of the food and drinks will be organised by Amy Gock, Maria Ikimis-Healey and the help of the prefects/SRC.

    Please make sure that all goodies are delivered to the school office by 11am Thursday 24/8. Please note that refrigeration is minimal, so biscuits and pre-packaged goodies would be helpful. Please label all containers that you would like returned to you.

    Thank you once again for your generous support and the money this event raises for Homebush Boys High school.

    Any questions, please call Amy Gock on 0403 443 317

  • Inner West Little Athletics Centre

    Registrations for the Inner West Little Athletics Centre 2017/2018 season are open!

    • Register online at www.iwlac.org.au/information/registration/
      • Select Inner West as your centre & follow the prompts
      • Family discounts for 2 or more children.
    • Register online, then collect your Info Pack & Season Numbers and buy uniforms on the Collection & Information nights
    • Just bring a copy of:
      • Your printed online receipt
      • Your child’s Birth Certificate or Passport (new members only)
    • Registration Pack Collection nights
      • Fridays 18th & 25th August, 6pm to 8pm St Luke’s Oval, Concord
    • Information night for New Members & Age Managers
      • Friday 1st September, 6pm to 8pm St Luke’s Oval, Concord
    • Season starts 6pm, Friday 8th September
      • For boys and girls age 4-17 – St Luke’s Oval, Concord
      • For Further information, 0469 843 096 or www.iwlac.org.au
  • Free Dental Health Care at HBHS

    Homebush Boys High School has booked DMMSG to provide child dental benefits on site during week 6 starting on the 21th of August.
    A consent form has been handed to the students to obtain all information needed for their eligibility to access the dental benefits provided by the government.
    The students are requested to return the form before the scheduled day to mathematics staffroom.
    A consent form can be obtained from the school office or Mr. Abbou in mathematics staffroom or by clicking on the picture.

    Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)

    All children under 18 and who are eligible for Medicare can access public dental services in NSW. Some children may also be eligible for the Commonwealth’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule.
    What is the Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS)?
    The Child Dental Benefits Schedule (CDBS) gives eligible children and teenagers access to up to $1,000 in benefits for dental services over two calendar years.

  • HBHS Technology Policy

    Homebush Boys High School has a Technology Policy to provide students, staff and parents with clear guidelines regarding the safe and appropriate use of technology at School.

    Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

    BYOD is now a compulsory policy at Homebush Boys High 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 at our BYOD page.

    Mobile Phones & Non-Educational Electronic Devices

    Mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices are restricted in all classrooms, the library, school buildings and school assemblies, unless use is explicitly directed by the teacher for educational purposes only. The purpose is to prevent disruption to learning, protect student privacy, avoid issues of cyber bullying and promote healthy patterns of use.

    Consequences of Breach

    There will be zero tolerance for breaches of the policy in regard to the use of mobile phones and non-educational devices. The consequences will be:

    Emergency Contact

    If parents need to contact a student due to an emergency this should be done by contracting the school on (02) 97643611. If there is an emergency with a student, the school will notify the parent/carer.

    Students are responsible for the devices they bring and use at Homebush Boys High School. The School is not liable for personal devices that are broken, lost or stolen while travelling to or from school, within the school, during sport or during school-sponsored activities.

    Thank you for the ongoing support, as we work together to achieve the best educational outcomes for our students.

  • ACC Cricket Club

    Ashfield Cricket Club is a not for profit organisation which assists disadvantaged children in the community play cricket and is run entirely by volunteers.

    ACC-Cricket Club
    Ashfield Croydon Centenary CC
    Minis, Juniors & Seniors,

    Cricket with Friends

    Registrations open online from July

    Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Website: www.acc.nsw.cricket.com.au

  • National Consistent Collection of Data

    Information for parents and carers

    What is the national data collection?

    The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment due to disability and the level of reasonable adjustment they are receiving.

    The national data collection counts students who have been identified by a school team as receiving an adjustment to address a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA). The DDA can be accessed from the ComLaw website at www.comlaw.gov.au.

    What is the benefit for my child?

    The aim of the national data collection is to collect quality information about school students receiving an adjustment due to disability in Australia.

  • No Payments untill 31st July

    Homebush Boys High School is currently in the process of migrating to a new Finance System. 

    We will notbe accepting any payments until the Monday 31st July.

    This includes but not limited to:

    • Online Transfer Payments
    • Cash Payments
    • Cheques
    • Credit Card Payments (phone/online)



    We apologies for any inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding. 

  • Multicultural Day 2017

    Homebush Boys High School would like to invite parents to join us at our Multicultural Day on Friday 21/07/17.

    A stall has been provided for every cultural group for their delicious and traditional food.

    We are requesting for volunteers to make traditional meals in bulk and packed in take away containers for students and guests to purchase at lunch time.

    We request any foods and sweets must not contain nuts.

    We are unable to provide cooking facilities or heating so all donated food should be ready for purchase.

    We would love for all parents and their boys to be involved by wearing traditional dress.

    All students must come to school in full school uniform then change at performance times.

    Please call Zena or Sathya on 9764 3611, for any enquiries.

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 2 Issue 2 - 2017

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

    School Resumes on:

    Monday 17th July - Staff Development Day (No Students)

    Tuesday 18th July - First day back, Term 3


    Please click on the image to enjoy the latest edition of our Bush Bulletin.

    For all the previous edition of the Bush Bulletin, click on the Bush Bulletin link in the Publications Box on the right-hand side of this page. 

  • SBS National Languages Competition

    SBS Radio presents the SBS National Languages Competition 2017 to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia.

    We are calling out to all school students across Australia, who are learning a language other than English.

    Entires open on Monday 24th July and close on Friday 1st September 2017.

    Age Categories

    • Category A: Junior Primary (Aged 4-7)
    • Category B: Primary (Aged 8-12)
    • Category C: Junior High School (Aged 13-15)
    • Category D: Senior High School (Aged 16-18)

    How to Enter

    1. Log on to www.sbs.com.au/NLC17
    2. Fill in the entry form
    3. Upload a video (max 30 seconds) telling us "What learning a language means to you?" The video should be in a language other than English
    4. Include a written script in English, translating the video content
    5. Submit your entry


  • Special Religious Education (Scripture)

    Section 32 of the Education Act 1990 requires that ‘in every government school, time is to be allowed for the religious education of children of any religious persuasion’. The procedures for special religious education in public schools consider:

    • recommendations 36-72 of the report, Religion in Education in NSW Government Schools (1980), which were adopted by the government of the day as the basis of an agreement with the churches about the implementation of special religious education
    • Education Act 1990 Section 33A, an amendment approved in 2010 to allow the option of special education in ethics for parents/caregivers who do not wish their children to attend special religious education
    • the recommendations of the Final Report from the Inquiry into Education Amendment (Ethics Classes Repeal) Bill 2011 that were published in June 2012. 

    The provision of special religious education is not government funded.
    A special religious education program is available at the school and is run by authorised volunteers of approved religious persuasions.

    To opt out from participating in any of the above mentioned activities, a student must return the withdrawal form to Mr Abbou before the commencement of Special Religious Education.


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  • Community Links

    International Students

    At Homebush Boys High School we understand that clear communication is important for maximising student performance and improving outcomes. We have support personnel that help students access the curriculum and facilitate success.
    Here is a link to DEC International a website dedicated to support International students. http://www.decinternational.nsw.edu.au/
    The Homebush Boys High School Enrolment Information for International Students may be found at:xxxxxxxxxxx (pdfxxxx KB)

    Supporting families

    A range of services is available to support families, including translation and interpreter services, adult education, adult English programs and telephone counselling services.


    The school counsellor can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. Contact us to make an appointment. For information in community languages see school counselling service.
    Free telephone counselling services (outside of the education system) are available to support families who may be going through a difficult time.

    • Lifeline - a 24 hour telephone counselling service - 131114
    • Mensline Australia - 24 hour telephone counselling service for men - 1300789978.
    • Parent line - a toll free 24 hour advice and information service - 1300130052
    • Kids Help Line-a toll free 24 hour advice and information service for young people - 1800551800
    • Head space - headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young people’s wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services - https://www.headspace.org.au/
    • Black Dog-The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education - https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/

    Interpreter service

    Parents and carers who don't speak English well and deaf parents and carers who use sign language, can get assistance from the telephone interpreter service. An interpreter can be requested for school matters involving your child such as enrolment, subject choice, educational progress, attendance, welfare or behaviour. Interpreters can also be requested for parent-teacher interviews, school meetings, school council meetings, and parents and citizens meetings.

    The telephone number to call is 131 450. Ask for an interpreter for the required language and the interpreter will call our school and stay on the line to assist you with your conversation. You will not be charged for this service. Parents and carers who need an interpreter to attend a school meeting should let us know.

    Adult education


  • Aboriginial Student Support

    We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students in order to assist them to be successful learners.

    We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

    We encourage Aboriginal students to learn how to negotiate and develop strategies by providing unique leadership opportunities.

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  • Students with Additional Needs

    We have a range of educational options to support students with special learning needs which require additional support.

    Every student is entitled to attend a NSW public school. If our school is your local school and your first preference, we suggest you talk to our principal to discuss your son's needs and options.

    Following your discussion, their learning needs will be assessed so that decisions can be made about whether they would be best suited to learning:

    • in a regular class with additional support, or
    • in a special class in a regular or special school.

    You will be involved in any decision about the type of support.

    After enrolment we will work with you and your son to continually review their learning needs at each stage of their education.

    Enrolling in school
    Starting a new school is a big step for all students and their families. If you are thinking about enrolment, we can help with your son's transition to our school. Please contact our principal to make an appointment to discuss any concerns.
    You might like to use our school locator to research regular and Special Schools or Schools for Specific Purposes which have supported classes. It is important to be aware that placement outside of our school will need to be done with the assistance of our regional team.

    Already at school
    If you have concerns about your son's development or progress at school, or if they have special learning needs which have changed, please contact the principal, so we can best cater for your needs.

    Transition planning for Year 11 and 12 students

    We provide support for students entering Years 11 and 12, through to post-school options for vocational education and training, further education or employment.

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  • Student Health

    Promoting health, supporting student health care needs and reducing health risks are important to everyone at our school.

    Prescribed Medication

    If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please inform staff at the front office so that arrangements can be made for the medication to be administered. Please read the important information about prescribed medications at school.


    If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you tell the principal as soon as you become aware of it, or if your child's allergy changes. If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction an individual healthcare plan is developed that includes strategies to minimise the risk of a severe allergic reaction.

    Managing Complex Health Needs

    An individual healthcare plan is developed for each student with complex health needs. The plan supports students with severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and those at risk of an emergency or requiring the administration of specific health care procedures.

    Infectious diseases

    There are many infectious diseases that affect children and young people. Schools and parents should contact their local health network for advice regarding infectious diseases.


    Our school's immunisation program works in cooperation with our local health network of the NSW Department of Health who deliver the NSW adolescent school-based vaccination program to high school students.

    Head lice

    Head lice outbreaks sometimes occur at school. If your child has head lice please treat your child and inform us. Daily combing of dry hair with conditioner can get rid of head lice. You should continue to send your child to school.

    Healthy eating at school

    Healthy food keeps children alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need each day. Parents are to make sure they provide a healthy, nutritious menu in line with the current school nutrition policy.If your child brings their own lunch to school you can help by packing food that is interesting and nutritious. See lunch box ideas.

    Sun safety

    Our school takes sun safety seriously. Children learn about how to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays, and our school implements a range of sun protection strategies..

    Ear infections

    Otitis media is a common middle ear infection which may cause fever or vomiting. If undetected, a child may suffer from hearing loss and their learning could be affected. Most ear infections respond readily to treatment. 

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  • Classroom Behaviour Management

    Classroom Behavior Management or Wellbeing Referral process

    All students are entitled to the right to learn in class and we work constantly to uphold a number of principles to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of all students at all times. Our students have all been introduced to our Bushy Boy Behaviours in which we have utilised the Positive Behaviours intervention Strategies framework to support and reward students for working committedly in upholding our school values.

    Bushy Boys Behavior (PBIS)


    • Show Respect
    • Be Safe
    • Value My Learning



    As a Bushy Boy, I will: 

    • Use ' please' and 'thank you'
    • Wait in line patiently for my turn
    • Use my own money 

    As a Bushy Boy, I will:

    • Only be in corridors and stairwells to:
      • Move to class promptly
      • See a teacher
    • Walk safely and quietly on the left
    • eat my food outside buildings

    As a Bushy Boy, I will:

    • Treat others with care and respect
    • Play with right games safely in the right areas
    • Place my rubbish in the bins and pickup other rubbish I see
    • Be in areas I am allowed to be in

    As a Bushy Boy, I will: 

    • Follow the Code of Behavior
    • Work together with team mates
    • Always accept the referee's decisions
    • Be on time and in correct uniform
    • Travel with my team and look after one another
    • Use transport safely and responsibly

    As a Bushy Boy, I will: 

    • Cooperate with my teachers and classmates
    • Care for the learning environment
    • Be on time and be prepared
    • Work at my best
    • Speak politely to everyone
    • Wear my uniform proudly
    • Work responsibly in the learning environment

    As a Bushy Boy, I will: 

    • Listen and respect all speakers
    • Applaud appropriately to show appreciation
    • Stay seated in my correct roll call
    • Ensure I am marked present

    As a Bushy Boy, I will:

    • Leave my bag outside
    • Work quitely
    • Look after my own valuables
    • Follow library rules
    Front Office

    As a Bushy Boy, I will: 

    • Use ' please' and 'thank you'
    • Make payments and enquiries during recess and lunch
    • Visit the sick bay only when I don't feel well
    • Follow the directions of the office staff

    As a Bushy Boy, I will: 

    • Always have an out-of-class pass
    • Use good hygiene practices
    • Return to class immediately
    • Report any damage to the front office


    At times, students of concern will be elevated through referral to a Subject Head Teacher. This staff member will either directly intervene in the students behavioural choices or refer to the appropriate next level. The following diagram demonstrates the current student referral process at our school.

    Student Referral Processes

    Any serious concerns in relations to Child Protection issues refer directly to Principal.


    Atypical Referrals to HT Student Wellbeing and Year Adviser.

    Teachers & Head Teachers can refer directly to Year Adviser when there are obvious welfare concerns.

    • Signs of neglect
    • Escalating inappropriate behaviors
    • Dramatic change in attitude or personality (depression)

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