Tag: Community

  • On Friday 24th July, Ms. Yong ran to school in order to complete the UNHCR 5km challenge.

    "It’s the first time I’ve run in a while due to knee injuries but it felt so good to be doing something I love while contributing to a worthy cause. I’m in a fair bit of pain today but I know this is nothing compared to what other people are experiencing across the world. This challenge asks us to donate $5 to https://run-for-heroes-aus.raisely.com/ to help protect millions of refugees from Covid-19. "

    • $5 can provide soap to 3 people to last for seven weeks
    • $10 can help provide 4 people with safe water containers
    • $25 can provide 2 urban refugees with a cash grant to buy essential hygiene items
    • $50 can provide 3 people with primary healthcare services

     

    Ms. Yong's 5 nominees to take on this challenge are:

    1. Mr Achmad
    2. Mr Howard 
    3. Ms Khan
    4. Ms Carrasco 
    5. School Captain Zain Ousmand

     

  • The Annual Report for 2019 is provided to the community of Homebush Boys High School as an account of the school's operations and achievements throughout the year. It provides a detailed account of the progress the school has made to provide high quality educational opportunities for all students, as set out in the school plan. It outlines the findings from self-assessment that reflect the impact of key school strategies for improved learning and the benefit to all students from the expenditure of resources, including equity funding.

    Please click on the image to view the "2019 Annual Report"

    For previous editions of the Annual Report, click on the link below or click on "Annual Reports" link under the "School" menu at the top of this page.

    https://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school/annual-school-report

     

  • The Premier and Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning announced this week that all students will return to full time on-site teaching and learning from Monday 25th May (Week 5 Term 2). All school activities and operations will be in line with NSW Health advice.

    We look forward to welcoming all students back to school full time next week.

    I thank all staff, parents and students for the amazing effort and support during the last few weeks in a time of significant stress and uncertainty.

    From Monday, the primary mode of learning delivery will be face-to-face teaching, not on-line learning platforms. These platforms may still be used by teachers, but as an available tool, rather than as the primary mode.

    Schools are safe and open for full time face-to-face learning. School students do not need to follow physical distancing guidelines, but should follow good hygiene practices like:

    • Regularly washing hands
    • Avoiding sharing drinks or food
    • Coughing or sneezing into your elbow, or a tissue which should be discarded immediately
  • Vale Arthur Summons

    13 December 1935 – 16 May 2020

    HBHS Alumnus – Class of ’52

    Arthur James Summons was an Australian representative rugby union and rugby league player, a dual- code rugby international fly-half or five-eighth. He captained the Australian National Rugby League team in five undefeated test matches from 1962 until 1964 and later also coached the side.

    Arthur was educated at Homebush Boys High School where he captained the school's first grade rugby union side. He also represented for the Combined High Schools team. Mr Summons won one of only Three School Blues awards where he was described as: “A brilliant leader and five-eighth. Possibly the finest all-round player to don a Homebush jersey.”

  • Students across NSW will be back in the classroom full-time from next Monday, 25 May.

    The success of the phased return to face to face teaching has demonstrated the education system and community are ready for school to come back full-time.

    Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell thanked school communities and parents for their patience during this difficult time.

    Ms Berejiklian said a return to full-time face to face teaching and learning is crucial for the education progress of every child in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

    “Since starting a managed return to the classroom, we have seen a strong degree of confidence from our school communities in managing COVID-19 and a clear desire for all students to be back at school,” Ms Berejiklian said.

    “We expect schools to stick with the health advice – increased cleaning, access to hygiene supplies and compliance with hygience practices – and look forward to seeing all students back on campus five days a week.

  • Message from the Principal - Kevin Elgood.

    The NSW Premier today advised you to keep your children at home. We expect school attendance to decline significantly from today. The decision of an increasing number of families electing to keep their children at home has made it exceptionally difficult for teachers to run regular classes while attempting to meet the needs of learners from home.

    We support parents/carers in their choice to keep their children at home and we believe an increasing number of parents will choose to do so. It is vital that our doors remain open for those parents who work in our health system, education system, emergency services and other essential workers and who need to be able to access suitable supervision of their child’s learning on school sites.

    Please note, that parents who opt for their child to study from home do so under the understanding that they will work remotely until school resumes. It is advised that all parents must notify the school that their child will be studying from home. Parents take responsibility for the supervision of their children and ensuring that classwork is completed while at home.

    The school is committed to supporting your son’s continuous education, as such we will move to a remote learning mode of delivery from Tuesday 24 March 2020, as per the NSW Department of Education recommendation for all schools. Information about learning from home can be found on the NSW Department of Education website via the link below:

    https://education.nsw.gov.au/teaching-and-learning/curriculum/learning-from-home/advice-to-parents-and-carers

    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.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Please note all P & C Meetings have been cancelled until further notice

    Where:Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When:Tuesday 17th March, 2020, 6:30pm

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • On the morning of 6th of March members of the Prefect and SRC bodies, Zain Ousmand, Tom Nieser, Bassam Maaliki, Duy Quang Mai and Sreenath Didugu, accompanied by Mrs. Duch and Mrs. Paleothodoros, attended the Zonta International Women’s Day Breakfast; demonstrating our support and strengthening our longstanding relationship with the women’s advocacy group.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where:Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When:Tuesday 19th November, 2019, 6:30pm

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Many schools will temporarily cease operations on Tuesday 12 November due to fires.

    Keep updated at http://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/school-safety

    If you have children at non-operational schools, please do not leave them unattended at home.

     

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  • Congratulations to Bassam Maaliki of Year 11 for being nominated and reaching the final 4 in the category of NSW Young Australian of the Year Awards for 2020 for his work as a refugee advocate and fundraiser. Bassam is a second generation Lebanese Australian Muslim who at the age of 14 set up the #UBelong project to help all refugees, regardless of background or ethnicity, to feel at home in Australia.

    By creating and selling key-shaped badges – a symbol of belonging – Bassam has raised more than $60,000 for refugee support groups and charities. People who buy Bassam's badges can wear them in solidarity with refugees, migrants and all people seeking asylum, helping raise awareness about the challenges of refugees and the importance of multicultural inclusion.

  • Tuesday 15th October, 2019 P&C Meeting has been cancelled

    Next Meeting:Tuesday 19th November, 2019, 6:30pm

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where:Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 17th September, 2019, 6:30pm

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where:Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When:Tuesday 20th August, 2019, 6:30pm

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where:Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 18th June, 2019, 6:30pm

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

  • The Annual Report for 2018 is provided to the community of Homebush Boys High School as an account of the school's operations and achievements throughout the year. It provides a detailed account of the progress the school has made to provide high quality educational opportunities for all students, as set out in the school plan. It outlines the findings from self-assessment that reflect the impact of key school strategies for improved learning and the benefit to all students from the expenditure of resources, including equity funding.

    Please click on the image to view the "2018 Annual Report"

    For previous editions of the Annual Report, click on the link below or click on "Annual Reports" link under the "School" menu at the top of this page.

    https://web3.homebushbo-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/school/annual-school-report

     

  • Last weekend approximately 70 of our students gave up their time to support the Red Shield Appeal and made a remarkable contribution to the charity. These boys represented themselves beautifully and modelled what it means to be socially just in a fantastic manner. The bushy boy message spoke loudly and clearly.

    Please note the contributions made and some of the comments made from the public.

    The "on the day" donations totalled $14,810 - and with various static collections during the previous week we raised a total of in excess of $23,000.

    Your students looked very smart in their uniforms - and were a credit to their school. I received numerous comments, from the drivers, saying how courteous and polite the lads were - one lady said "they were a credit to their school".

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 21st May, 2019, 7:00pm 

    All Welcome!

    For more details please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • In the morning of Thursday the 28th of April, Peter Vlahos, Sumedha Habakkala Hewage and I (Andy Georgiou) had the honour of attending the Anzac Memorial Service titled ‘Coming Home’, located within Davey Square  Reserve, Strathfield. The basis of such was directed towards the thousands of men and women who heroically risked their life for the greater good of Australia. Fundamentally, the Memorial Service provided historical context, statistics, and stories of our ANZACs which illustrated the horrid, yet heroic human experiences that either physically, and/or mentally dehumanized far too many innocent lives.

    Although the Memorial Service further highlighted the harrowing realities of war, it also demonstrated the Australian identity of mateship, courage, and perseverance that the ANZACs valiantly carried with them. Throughout the ceremony, everyone ultimately reiterated a constant motif, that we all should be privileged and honoured to be part of this auspicious country. For us three proud and privileged prefects of Homebush Boys, it was an honour to have met, learned and listened to the many past and present men and women who have served our country, as without the everlasting ANZAC spirit, Australia would cease to exist as it does today. Lest We Forget

    Written by Andy Georgiou Yr 12

  • In the early hours of the morning on Thursday 25th April 25, 2019, the Prefect team attended the Burwood ANZAC Commemorative March and Dawn Service. The theme of the service was ‘Coming Home” where we paid a special tribute to all men and women who served in all wars, as well as those who continued to battle the effects of the war long after they returned home.

    At 6:00 am, the Prefect team led by the School Captain, Charles McLean, Vice-Captain, Michael Lopes, Senior Prefect, Shahi Uddin and the Prefect Coordinator, Mrs P Duch marched with the ex-servicemen and women and the community commencing at the corner of Church Street and Burwood Road. After, we proceeded to the Memorial Arch in Burwood Park where the solemn Dawn Service began at 6:30 am. Taking part in the Dawn Service, Charles MacLean and his Prefect team participated in the Wreath Laying Ceremony on behalf of Homebush Boys High School.