18 December 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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.


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Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!


14 December 2020 Lidia Budanovic | News | Year 07   Year 08   Year 09   Year 10   Year 11   Year 12  
Our annual Presentation Day Assembly had to be held in a different form this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, we held five separate year assemblies between Tuesday 7th December and Thursday 10th December 2020 to celebrate the achievements of students from years 7-11. To enable parents, caregivers, and the community to share in the successes of the students at Homebush Boys High School this year, each year group assembly has been recorded and is available for viewing at the links below.
Congratulations to all on their academic, sporting and extra-curricular achievements in 2020.
Presentation Day Video Links - YouTube PlayList

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10 December 2020 Christina Papavramidis | News | Whole School  

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

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02 December 2020 Pablo Morales | News | 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

30 November 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Year 07  

Welcome to our Year 6 to 7 Virtual Transition Day Information. We have created presentations from key staff members regarding information directly relevant to the successful transition of your son from Year 6 to Year 7 at Homebush Boys High School. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school office on (02) 9764-3611 or fill in the following Form and we will get back to you shortly. 

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30 November 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Year 07  

What is BYOD Initiative?

BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. BYOD refers to the policy for permitting students to bring their own devices (laptops/tablets) to school, and to use those devices to access the DEC wireless network and other school resources.

Lenovo Google Chromebook

We recommend the “Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 2" be the first choice for the BYOD initiative to all students. This decision was made with careful considerations of many factors including but not limited to cost, functionality, durability and usability. We have been in touch with numerous suppliers and finalised the lowest cost and procedures to acquire our recommended BYOD - Lenovo 100e Chromebook.

Purchasing Options for the Lenovo Google Chromebook?

To simplify the buying procedure, we have partnered with Lenovo & Digitally Driven to offer the best possible price for the device. Parents/carers have the option to buy an Asus Chromebook through our negotiated pricing with Digitally Driven. Your son will be given a free school google account to use the device.

For your convenience, you can pay via our online payment system or you can also pay the school front office and receive the device when it is delivered to the school. 

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17 November 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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06 November 2020 Catherine Player | News | Community   Bushy Boys  

Legendary swimming coach, Don Talbot passed away this week in Queensland. Donald Malcolm Talbot AO OBE was an Australian Olympic swimming coach and sport administrator. He coached national teams for Canada, the United States and Australia.

Don grew up in Bankstown and attended Homebush Boys High School. After almost drowning as a child he took up swimming, becoming a teacher and swim coach. He started coaching in the 1950s, discovering John and Ilsa Konrads and coaching them to swimming success. He played a pivotal part in some of Australia’s most successful Olympic campaigns as head coach of the swim team. The International Swimming Hall of Fame member first took charge of Australia’s swim team in the 1960s and held official titles at seven Olympic Games. He also enjoyed stints with both Canada and the United States and was named the inaugural director of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1980. The master strategist returned as Australian swimming’s head coach in 1989, overseeing a resurgence that culminated in 18 medals – five of them gold – at Sydney’s 2000 Olympics. He was the coach of champions such as Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, and Susie O'Neill in Sydney, and oversaw the likes of Kieren Perkins in glorious campaigns at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. Talbot's Sydney 2000 campaign was highlighted by a boil over victory for Australian in the men's 4x100m relay, where Thorpe, Michael Klim, Ashley Callus and Chris Fydler beat the hotly-fancied USA team.

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30 October 2020 Georgia Anton | News | Year 10  

Each week a group of 15 Year 10s head to Wetherill Park to do short Cafe Course. In doing so, they are pretty much running the Cafe from making coffees and other hot beverages, preparing lunch, serving the public, complying with WH&S and wetting the appetite by making Mocktails. We definitely save the best for last!​

I always look forward to seeing them on the Monday as their enthusiasm is infectious whilst they tell me about their latest ventures and skills that they have acquired. The boys have done exceptionally well, where they step up to the plate and quickly adapt to being professional. They have done themselves, their school and their families proud. Great job guys led by a great team leader Imran Abou- Zeid who recruited very carefully.

Look forward to hearing about your next ventures and know who I'll turn to if I ever feel like a career change - to move into the hospitality industry.

Well done Cafe team! 

28 October 2020 | News | Whole School  

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!