Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • Important Dates 2021

    Below you will find important dates at Homebush Boys for 2020.

    Term 1

    • Wednesday 27thJanuary - Staff Development Day (No Students)
    • Thursday 28th January - Staff Development Day (No students)
    • Friday 29thJanuary - Yr 7, Yr 11, Yr 12 and any new students
    • Monday 1st February - All students back at school
    • Friday 12th February - School Swimming Carnival
    • Monday 15h February - Wednesday 17th February - Year 7 Camp
    • Tuesday 2nd March - Year 7 ID Photograph
    • Friday 19th March - Year 7 First Vaccination
    • Thursday 1st April - Last day of Term 1

    Term 2

    • Monday 19th April - First day back Term 2
    • Tuesday 11th May - Friday 21st May - Year 7 and 9 NAPLAN Testing
    • Monday 17thMay - School Athletics Carnival
    • Tuesday 18th May - School Photograph Day
    • TBA - Year 11 and 12 Parent Teacher Interviews
    • Friday 18th June - Year 10 Vaccination (Meningococcal) 
    • Friday 25thJune - Last day of Term 2

    Term 3

    • Monday 12th July - First day back Term 3
    • Monday 26thJuly - Year 12 Trial HSC Examination Commence
    • Monday 28thAugust - Year 11 Preliminary Course Examination
    • Friday 17th September - Last day of Term 3

    Term 4

    • Tuesday 5th October - First day back Term 4
    • Tuesday 12th October - Year 12 HSC Examination
    • Friday 22nd October - Year 7 Second Vaccination
    • TBA - Presentation Day
    • Friday 10thDecember - HSC Results Released
    • Friday 17th December - Last day of Term 4
  • Swimming Carnival 2021

    On Friday 12th February 2021 students who have registered to compete will be attending the school Swimming Carnival at Enfield Aquatic Centre.

    Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions attendance at this event has been limited to students who have registered to compete ONLY. 

    Attendance is expected at school for ALL other students who have not been invited to the carnival. Any student who arrives at Enfield Aquatic Centre uninvited will be sent back to school. 

    Swimming Carnival 2021


  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Issue 7 - Term 4 - 2020

    Important Dates: 

    27/01/2021 and 28/01/2021: Staff Development Days (No Students)

    Friday 29/01/2021: Year 7, 11 and 12 return to school

    Monday 01/02/2021: Year 8, 9 and 10 return to school

    Tuesday 02/02/2021: All students as per normal.


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

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

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!


  • Prefects 2020/2021

    At the beginning of Term 4, we farewelled our wonderful student leadership team, the Prefect Team 2019-2020. We thanked them for all their achievements and energetic effort in supporting the student body to achieve their personal and academic growth and helping the school community to develop strong, independent, future focussed learners. At the same time, we welcomed the new Prefect Team of 2020-2021.

    Congratulations to:

    Captain: Ishu RAWAT 
    Vice-Captains: James WARK & David KADAMANI 
    Sports Captain: Rahim KAMARA 
    Senior Prefect: Leo SIMON 
    PR Communications: Siddhant JETHALIYA 
    Community Links- Primary Schools: Haren KUMARALINGAM & Arzaqy ABDUL AZIS 
    Community Links- High Schools: Daniel AARON & Stephen WILCOX 
    Social Media: Matthew-Rowan JACKSON & Merton CHENG 
    Community Services: Titus CHAROENSRI 
    Fundraiser Liaison: Simon AYOUB & Harry OBEROI 
    Year 7 & 8 Link: Benjamin HUANG & Edmund WONG 
    Year 9 & 10 Link: Yoshua TSANG & Sisitautai TAUFA 
    Year 11 & 12 Link: Si Kun RONG

  • 2021 SRC Voting

    Voting for the 2021 Student Representative Council is now officially open and will close on Tuesday 8 December. Students have the opportunity to vote for two students in their year group who they believe will be a productive and responsible student leader. The SRC communicates student ideas and concerns to the SRC Coordinator, School Executive and the P & C Committee. These student leaders will also plan, deliver and evaluate school and community based initiatives and events.

    Voting will take place in Moodle, click on the following links:

    Year 7 - SRC Moodle Link

    Year 8 - SRC Moodle Link

    Year 9 - SRC Moodle Link

    Year 10 - SRC Moodle Link

  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Term 4 - 2020

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

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

  • World Teachers Day

    Homebush Boys High School says thank you to all its wonderful teachers

    Australia will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day - Friday 30 October.

    Teachers have gone above and beyond to ensure education continued across NSW this year, despite major challenges. It has reinforced the significant role that teachers play in the lives of students, their families and communities.

    On Friday 30 October, we acknowledge their efforts and we would like everyone to say a big thank you to our teachers and to celebrate the bright future of teaching.

    World Teachers’ Day is held internationally in early October. As it fell during the school holidays for many parts of Australia, we celebrate a little later. Make sure you thank teachers!


  • HBHS Bush Bulletin Issue 5 - Term 3 - 2020

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

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

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday.
    Students return to school on Monday the 12th of October.

    Note: If any parents have updated their email address, please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611, to update contact details. 


  • Years 7 & 9 Parents and Teachers Interview

    In light of the COVID Pandemic restrictions, Homebush Boys High School will be conducting Year 7 and 9 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone.

    The telephone Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 22 September 2020 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

    Students are required to make subject teacher bookings via Moodle (through the school website) using login details – “General” – “Parent & Teacher’s Interview” or by using the link below:


    This is an opportunity for Parents to discuss how their son is progressing in his schooling. The booking system consists of a 5-minute meeting per parent per student basis. The onus is on the student to make the necessary bookings and the Parent to ensure that this occurs.

    Should you or your son have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Catherine Player, Deputy Principal (Year 7) or Mrs Anna Paleothodoros, Deputy Principal (Year 9) on (02) 9764 3611


  • NSW School of Languages - 2021 Enrolment

    NSW School of Languages offers enrolment in the following languages:

    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Modern Greek
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • Summer Sport Selection - 2020

    The sport selection sheets supplied with this notification will show the sports available for the students of Homebush Boys High School to choose from in the upcoming Summer Season. The conditions for the selection of Summer Sports are outlined below. Click here for season note


    1. Students are to access Moodle from the schools homepage and log in. Once in Moodle they are to enter Public (paper clip) and then select 2020-2021 Summer Sport and follow the instructions from that page.
    2. Once in the Summer Sport Selection page students are requested to nominate for ONE Sport Activity. Please note you can only make one selection. Students cannot change their selection once they click on the save button. SO CHOOSE CAREFULLY AS THERE ARE NO CHANGES AND THIS CHOICE WILL BE FOR THE ENTIRE SUMMER SEASON!
    3. Choose carefully/wisely! We will try to give each student the sport or activity that he requests, but that may not always be possible. If a sport selection is full, you will not be able to join that sport online and you will have to make another selection.
    4. UNHCR Shelters for Lebanon

      On Tuesday 1st September, a handful for year 8 students volunteered their time to raise money for the thousands of people who have been affected by the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. They collected donations from staff and students and also sold maroon wristbands for $2 which state #HBHS Stands with Refugees. Through their awesome efforts we raised $295.40 and this money will go directly towards helping those affected in Beirut. They have shared their experiences on volunteering at our school.

      Hussain Rahimi

      1. I volunteered to help the UNHCR shelters for Lebanon fundraiser ant HBHS because I wanted to give back to the community by helping raise money for an important cause.
      2. We helped raise money by going around to classes and selling wristbands for $2 and the money went towards the UNHCR shelters for Lebanon.
      3. I think we should help others because you don't know what someone is going through until you've gone through it that's why we should help others and help will come back when you need it.
    5. Parent Surveys - Tell Them from Me

      Update: 04/09/2020

      We would like to thank all the parents who have already completed the Tell Them From Me Survey and strongly encourage those parents who have not already had their say to use the link below.
      Our aim is to have as many parents complete the survey to strengthen parent, teacher and school collaboration by providing our school with a deeper understanding of our parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences at home and at HBHS
    6. HBHS Bush Bulletin - Term 3 - 2020

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

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

      Note: If any parents have updated their email address, please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611, to update contact details. 

    7. Saturday School of Community Languages Enrolment

      Saturday School of Community Languages is the largest provider of face-to-face languages education in NSW.
      Classes are held every Saturday morning during the school term at 14 high school centres across the state.
      Students from public and non-government secondary schools are eligible to enrol in their background language. There are no fees for students to enrol at the school.
      All of our courses follow NESA syllabuses. Senior courses are all board developed or endorsed and contribute to an HSC.

      Download an enrolment application from the website and email it by 26 February 2021

      Please click on the image for the full description.

    8. UNHCR Shelters for Lebanon Fundraiser

      As part of the Homebush Boys community we aim to support the displaced people in Beirut, Lebanon following the explosion which killed over 200 people and injured more than 5,000. It has left as many as 300,000 without a home in a matter of minutes during a severe economic crisis and an already overwhelmed health system caused by the pandemic. ‚Äč

      • Your $149 can help three refugee families sheltering in a city cover their rent and electricity costs
      • Your $485 can help buy a sturdy, all-season tent for a family, protecting them from the elements
      • Your $2,850 can provide refugee families with emergency survival kits with sleeping mats, blankets, kitchen sets and sanitary items

      You can make donations online: https://holdyourownevent.everydayhero.com/au/homebush-boys-high-school OR you can help collect donations at school for our fundraising event in Week 7, 1st September.

      See Ms Yong in the English staff room for more details and a Permission Note


    9. Education Week

      Education Week is an annual celebration of NSW public education and the achievements of local schools and students. This year, Education Week runs from Monday 3 August to Friday 7 August and the theme is 'Learning together'. Our Education Week 2020 theme, 'Learning together', reflects an incredible year for NSW public school students, staff and parents, and the partnerships that have been strengthened in response. This Education Week, we embrace the achievements of our school and the role of all public schools as the cornerstone of our communities.
      At Homebush Boys High School, teachers and students are lifelong learners, collaborating in a positive learning environment to achieve their best. Learning together makes us stronger and when we collaborate, teachers and students can share ideas, learn to think critically and creatively, communicate ideas better and create something bigger and better, knowing they are part of a team. Technology enables learning together anywhere, any time. And this year this has been more important than ever. Our school staff are dedicated professionals who know, value and care for all students. During Education week we continue to celebrate the great learning that occurs everyday in our classrooms as we connect better and learn together to create a world of opportunities for our students.
    10. Lowes 20% Off Schoolwear Sale

      Lowes Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

      20% off schoolwear and everything else!

      In Store & Online - 6th - 7th August Only

      Offer ends midnight (AEST) 7/8/2020. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount.

      For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store.

      * Excludes gift cards & schoolwear layby’s. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, no rainchecks. 


      Please click on the image to see the full details  

    11. VET Digital Parents Showcase & National Skills Week 2020

      Shortly SkillsOne will be taking our highly successful Parents Showcase digital, with our free video for parents due out on August 10 2020.

      The Skills and Thrills Digital Parents Showcase is an engaging and informative 20-minute video created to highlight vocational education and training (VET) and the success stories that emanate from VET pathways. The Digital Parents Showcase will help parents better understand vocational pathways, including apprenticeships/traineeships and school-based apprenticeships/ trainineeships and give parents the knowledge they need to help their children make informed career choices.

    12. HBHS Photo Day 2020

      On Tuesday 21st July, first day back in Term 3, Homebush Boys will be having their annual school Photo Day. It is important for your son to attend this day, as his official school photo will be taken. All students must be in full school uniform. This includes a tie, correct coloured pants, black leather shoes and a clean button-up shirt.

      These photos are used to enter onto our school data system. Copies of these can be ordered by parents also. Your son has received an envelope to fill out and return to the front office by Tuesday 21st July if they are wanting copies of their individual, group or family photos. Please ensure that if you are wanting copies of any photographs taken, that these forms must be returned as soon as possible, prior to Photo Day.

      You are also able to order online. Please follow the instructions on the envelope and use the code provided.Envelopes can be picked up from the front office or the admin office and will also be available for students to pickup as they have their photos taken. There is a grace period of 7 days from 21/07/2020 for parents to still make orders online. Completed envelopes can be handed to the photographers tomorrow morning if parents did not want to order online. 

      Absent students will have a catch up photo day on Wednesday 29rd July.


      If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the front office.