Tag: Whole School

Articles relating to the whole school.

  • Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.

     

    School Resume on: 

    Tuesday 28th January 2020 - Staff Only
    Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Year 7, Year 11 & Year 12
    Thursday 30th January 2020 - Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10

  • A person who attends Homebush Boys has been diagnosed with whooping cough (pertussis). I am writing to provide you with information about this illness and ask that you watch for the symptoms, especially over the next three weeks.

    Please Click Herefor the informational letter.

    If you or your child develops symptoms, please go to your local doctor as soon as possible and take this letter with you.

    What is Pertussis?
    Pertussis is an infection of the throat that often begins like a cold and cough. This can progress to bouts of coughing, and sometimes breathing difficulties and vomiting after coughing. It can be a very serious infection in small children, however older children and adults can also get pertussis and pass it on to others. People with pertussis are infectious for the first 3 weeks of their illness or until they have completed a 5 day course of the recommended antibiotics. The coughing can last between one and three months.

  • The Homebush Boys Prefects of 2019/20 have taken the initiative to create an Instagram page to advertise and promote prefect run events or competitions. This Instagram page will be public allowing students, parents and the members of the community to view activities taking place within the school grounds.

    This Instagram page will be monitored constantly to ensure the safety and wellbeing off all students, parents and all who visit the page.

    To follow our page, simply search up '@hbhsprefects' into the search bar and press the blue follow button. Or you can scan the Instagram nametag through your Instagram account to follow the account (name tag can be found in the attached picture).

    If you have any enquires or questions feel free to talk to any of the prefects and we will be more than happy to help.
     

  • The month of December is dedicated to Men’s Mental Health. This prefect initiative is celebrated in collaboration with RUOK Day. According to the Productivity Commission, every 2 out of 3 Australians suffer from mental health issues. As the school students’ leaders, the prefects held a formal assembly under the leadership of Ahmad Alameddine and Bassam Maaliki, where they worked tirelessly with our school counsellor, Ms Katherine Gudgeon and the Prefect Coordinator, Mrs Phirum Duch to raise awareness about mental health and provide strategies that can be used to assist students who suffer from either anxiety or depression to seek help. The main point of the Men’s Mental Health Initiative is that “when you have the flu or you are generally feeling unwell, you don’t question going to the doctors to seek medical advice. Let’s not place a stigma on seeking help from a counsellor or someone who you trust for mental health issues.”

  • Our Presentation Day 2019 will be held on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at the Marie Bashir School Auditorium located at 159 Albert Road Strathfield NSW.

    https://mariebashir-p.schools.nsw.gov.au/contact-us.html

    The ceremony will begin at 9:30 am and is anticipated to conclude by 12:00 pm. Award recipients from Years 7-11 in 2019 will receive individual letters with details about the day.

    The school day will begin with roll call at 8:50am at the Marie Bashir School.

    Attendance is compulsory as on all school days and students must wear full formal school uniform. PDHPE uniform is NOT to be worn.

  • The New South Wales Teachers Federation has called upon its members to stop work on Thursday 5 December 2019 commencing at 8.45am in order to hear the latest reports from the Presidential Officers on salary negotiations.

    Homebush Boys High School will be open and we are able to provide minimal supervision for students until 11.00am on this day. No classes will be taught during this time. Students attending during this time should report to the main quad where they will be supervised.

    Roll call will be held in homerooms at 11.00am with period 3 starting at 11.10am. Bell times will then run as scheduled. Full teaching and learning will occur as per timetabled classes from periods 3 to 5.

     

  • On Friday 15th November, the Prefect Body of 2019-2020 was officially inaugurated into their leadership positions, marking the beginning of a new era. On this auspicious day, prefect executives, family, friends and teachers gathered to congratulate and officially welcomed the future leaders. The nervous energy grew to a climax upon singing of the national anthem, marking the beginning of the pinning ceremony. As each of the men towered over their parents, they braved the impending chance of being stabbed by their parents. Upon signing the names into the "BOOK OF LEADERS" they pondered on the countless leaders which came before them and the effect they had left on the school. The names hidden behind the pages held the legacy of this fine institution, Homebush Boys High School bearing the responsibility of not only upholding but improving the name of the school on each of our set of 21 shoulders. To conclude the ceremony, our School Captain Zain Ousmand made a speech, rousing our spirits and emphasising the importance of brotherhood and believing in oneself.

    Written by Anshul Trevedi

  • On Monday 11th November 2019, Homebush Boys High School Prefects attended the special Remembrance Day Ceremony held at the Auburn War Memorial Park. It is important that all young Australians participated in this commemorative event as Remembrance Day is a very significant date in Australia’s history. By participating in this event, the students shared with the Returned Services Men and Women the traditions and spirit of Anzac. Engaging in the ceremony, the Prefects were invited to place an individual name tag on a field of 140 miniature crosses, one for each of the men of Auburn who have died in the Great War.

  • Free 2 week course
    For Parents and Carers of 9-17 year olds

    Learn about:

    • What platforms young people are using and why
    • Ways to talk to your child about using technology
    • How to manage technology as a family

    When: Tuesday 19th & 26th November, 5:30-7:30pm
    Where: Waranara School, 434 Marrickville Road, Marrickville

    Registration is essential.
    Please email your full name, email address and contact number to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • 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. 

  • The rumours had been running hot that the new book in the Wimpy Kid series would soon hit the shelves. These lucky year 7 students were first in line to get a copy! No doubt book reviews will be on their way. The series, by Jeff Kinney, is such a popular series that the library has ordered multiple copies. Keep checking to see if the book you want is back on the shelf! If you wish, you can also reserve a copy so you won't miss out!

  • In the month of November, the Prefect Team is raising funds and educating the student body about men’s health. To change the face of men’s health, the prefects are running a competition of “Who can grow the best moustache” between a chosen number of staff and students from the Prefect Body, in order to raise money for the Movember charity. The Prefects are implementing a new fundraising scheme which seeks to raise money through the use of a donation box inside the canteen. This scheme will run for the course of Movember and will allow students and staff to donate to the charity to help to raise funds and promote awareness of men’s health and more specifically, prostate cancer. At the end of November, the Prefect Body will hold a commemorative lunch to mark the end of Movember. During this lunch, the prefects will shave their moustaches (and possibly wax their legs) in front of the school, under the arches.

    To support this great cause, please go online to donate or you can put your change from the canteen into the donation tins.

    Thank you

    The Prefect Team
     

  • Lowes Shop & Save for Christmas. Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

    20% off schoolwear and everything else!

    In Store & Online - Thursday 14th November only.

    Offer ends midnight (AEST) 14/11/19. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount.

    For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store.

    * Excludes gift cards, all suit packages & schoolwear layby’s. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Floor stock only. Styles and colours may vary from store to store. No rain checks. Please choose carefully, exchanges and refunds only with docket. Includes existing 5% discount.

      

  • Homebush Boys High School have appointed a new company to manage our School Canteen as of Term 4, 2019. 

    Bon Appétit Catering is a proudly owned Australian family business currently operating over 20 school canteens across Sydney. The owners, Theresa and Tony Zouein are passionate about food and want the best for students. The success of Bon Appétit Catering is based on these values of providing students with quality food to ensure they deliver their best. A range of foods are offered that are low in fat, low in GI and low in sodium. All meals are made DAILY on the premises. The food choices and practices Bon Appétit Catering has offered are closely linked to the Healthy School Canteens strategy. Please feel reassured that when your child purchases a meal from the canteen that it will be a Healthy Choice!

    For more information about Bon Appétit Catering please visit http://bonappetitcatering.com.au/

    Click here to view the Bon Appétit Catering menu

  • Saturday School of Community Languages (SSCL) is the largest provider of face-to-face languages education in NSW.

    Classes are held every Saturday morning during the school term at each of our 15 high school centres.

    Students from public and non-government secondary schools are eligible to enrol if the language requested is their background language and is not available for study at their weekday school. There are no fees charged for enrolment.

    Students at SSCL follow the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) syllabuses. All languages are Board Endorsed Courses that can contribute towards a Higher School Certificate. 

    Please visit the website below to download a 2020 enrolment form:
    https://saturdaycl-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/
    Complete an enrolment form and submit it by Friday 29th February 2020

     

  • Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

    School Resumes on:

    Monday, 14th October, 2019 - All Staff & Students

     

    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. 

  • On Friday 20th of September, Homebush Boys High School had the pleasure of holding a combined trivia night with Strathfield Girls High School. Year 12 students as well as teachers from both schools took part, in a trivia quiz that tested the fundamental areas of knowledge: TV/Film, Music, Sports, General Knowledge and of course famous logos. From the opening two rounds of questions it was clear that there were two standout teams from the teachers. The English team included Ms Khan, Ms Mirkova, Ms Bonis, Ms Karas, Mrs Edwards and with help from Mr Elgood, and the “social science” team comprised of Mr Kisso, Ms Coutinho, Ms Napoli, Ms Budanovic, Mr Achmad and Mr Stinson who held the early 1st and 2nd places.

  • Lowes Exclusive offer to Zero & Rewards Card Holders.

    20% off schoolwear and everything else!

    In Store & Online - Thursday 10th October only.

    Offer ends midnight (AEST) 10/10/19. Must use Zero or Rewards card to receive discount.

    For more information please contact your nearest Lowes store.

    * Excludes gift cards, all suit packages & schoolwear layby’s. Cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Floor stock only. Styles and colours may vary from store to store. No rain checks. Please choose carefully, exchanges and refunds only with docket. Includes existing 5% discount.  

  • Any parents/carers who have uniforms that are no longer required or your son has outgrown are invited to donate them to our second hand uniform pop up store. We are hopeful of running a second hand uniform pop up store on a regular basis, the first planned for Year 7, 2020 Orientation Day on Tuesday 3 December, 2019

    Please feel free to drop the uniforms into the front office.
    Thank you

  • As of Wendesday 28/08/19 we had internet login changes from DoE. These changes now take affect and apply to ALL STAFF & STUDENTS. The following procedure only needs to be done "once" after login to the computer and as such you will not need to login to the internet multiple times regardless of which browser you use.

    After you login to the computer please do the following:​

    1. ​Open a web browser to visit http://detnsw.net
    2. login with firstname.lastname@DETNSW
    3. click LOGIN

    When you have finished your session - please log off the computer. If it is not your own device please follow the steps below to log off.

    1. Open a web browser to visit http://detnsw.net/logoff.php
    2. Logout
    3. Close web browser

    For more information on these changes please visit the link below.
    https://education.nsw.gov.au/technology/projects-and-initiatives/Secured-Internet-Edge