Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • 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
     

  • 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.

  • 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!

     

  • 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. 

     

  • 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:

    https://tinyurl.com/HBHS-2020-Yr7-Yr9-PT

    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 offers enrolment in the following languages:

    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Modern Greek
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish
  • 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

    ALL SUMMER SPORTS SELECTIONS FOR 2020-2021 WILL BE DONE ONLINE.

    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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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 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. SKILLS AND THRILLS IS GOING DIGITAL! HAVE YOU PRE REGISTERED?
      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. 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.

    13. Have a safe and enjoyable holidays!

      School Resumes on: 

      Monday 20th July- Staff Development Day (NO Students)

      Tuesday 21st July - First day back for Term 3

       

      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 are not receiving any emails please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611, to update contact details. 

    14. As part of our celebration of Refugee Week at Homebush Boys High School, we hope to raise money for our most vulnerable in the world during this uncertain time. This is for students and teachers alike!

      Join a global community of over a million changemakers and make your next 5 km count!

      • Run, walk or ride 5 km.
      • Donate $5 to support the world’s most vulnerable.
      • Nominate 5 people to take on the challenge!
    15. Please see the below information about lateness to school which is taken from the Homebush Boys HighSchool Attendance Policy. Please ensure that your children are attending school on time each day. This instils positive habits that they can take into tertiary study and their working lives.

      Lateness to School:

      • A student who arrives after 8:50 should report to the front office where they will be signed in to school. Late students who do not have a justified reason will be issued with a detention in room 9 during Lunch 1. Failure to attend this detention will result in an afternoon detention.
      • Repeated late arrivals to school may result in further disciplinary action by the Deputy Principals.
      • Any late student who does not sign in at the front office will be marked absent for the whole day.
      • Students who arrive late and do not have a late slip will not be admitted into class.
    16. 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 are not receiving any emails please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611, to update contact details.