Tag: Community

  • 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.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 19th March, 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.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 19th February, 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.

  • Homebush Boys High School P&C Meeting

    Where: Staff Common Room, Homebush Boys High School

    When: Tuesday 27th November, 2018, 7:00pm 

    All Welcome!

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

  • RE: Public Campaign for an upgrade to Homebush Boys High School - seeking your urgent support

    HBHS Petition

    The Department of Education has recently reviewed the school’s facilities and confirmed what many of us have known for some time – the facilities are too small, too old and ill-equipped in terms of size and design to support students, teachers and administrative staff.

    The Homebush Boys High School P&C resolved at its September 2018 meeting to launch a public campaign to demand an urgent upgrade of the school. Our view is that politely waiting for our turn will leave us where we have been for some time – low on the Department’s priority list.

    One of our key agreed strategies is to petition to the NSW Parliament.

    The P&C has launched a petition that will be made to the Parliament by early November 2018.
    For maximum impact the P&C aims to collect 10,000 signatures. While that is a big number we believe our large and energetic school community is up to the challenge. Friday November 9 is our deadline.
    A minimum 10,000 signatures will show the NSW Government that we are deeply concerned about our school. A petition of this size will also require the Government to respond in the Parliament.

  • From Monday 22nd of October to Friday 26th, twenty Year Ten students volunteered their time and energy to support over 6,000 NSW school aged children who attended the 2018 Invictus Games as part of the Education Project.

    The Invictus Games are an international adaptive sports event for wounded, injured and ill active duty and veteran service personnel. This year saw over 500 competitors from 18 nations descend upon the Homebush precinct.

    The aim of the Education Project was to highlight the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country. The visiting school groups were able to hear from motivational speakers, participate in sports and activities and of course view the competitors in various sports.

    During the daily programs the boys escorted groups to venues throughout Sydney Olympic Park. They also assisted the school groups as they participated in sports such as wheelchair basketball and seated volleyball. The boys were on hand to collect and distribute games passes, tickets and lunches and to assist with additional needs when required. They teamed with twenty volunteers from Strathfield Girls and began their day at 7:15 am. The official volunteer duties concluded at 2pm when visiting school groups completed their final activity.