06 August 2020 Emily Yong | News | Extra-Curricular  

On the weekend, school captain Zain Ousmand completed his 5km Run for Refugees UNHCR challenge.

 Zain Ousmand's next 5 nominees are the following year 12 students:

  1. Tom Nieser (Vice Captain)
  2. Loklan Duong (Senior Prefect)
  3. Minh Mai (Prefect)
  4. Dylan Chau (Prefect)
  5. Yahya Faid (Prefect)

The year 12 student body are taking up the 5km Run for Refugee Challenge. Vice Captain Tom Nieser was nominated by School Captain Zain Ousmand on the weekend and he was quick to complete the challenge.

Tom described the experience as "Running is an escape from reality for a few moments, allowing you to take a break from the fast paced nature of everyday life and just focus on the bare necessities of life. It refreshes you and manages your stress and emotions, and being able to do something both fun and self-beneficial whilst supporting a great cause is great and feels great as well. Almost anyone can walk, ride or run, so everyone should give it a go and chip in for the good cause."

Tom's next nominees are: 

  1. Mr Elgood (School Principal)
  2. Mr Lee (English teacher)
  3. Mr T (Science teacher) 
  4. Hizryan Kodarusman
  5. David Kadamani 
Minh Mai
Running, walking or cycling are simple tasks you undertake almost every day. Now, you can do it not only to better yourself and your own physical health but make an impact in the world and potentially change someone’s life. Doing the challenge was a fantastic (and very tiring) experience, and one everyone should participate to help enact change. ​
Minh's next nominees are:
  1. Carl Arthur  
  2. Srikar Danthurty  
  3. Alvin Sumadiredja 
  4. Ryan Phan
  5. Ms Napoli (History Teacher)

 

 

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03 August 2020 Catherine Player | News | Whole School  
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.
 
30 July 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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  

29 July 2020 Georgia Anton | News | Whole School  

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.

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27 July 2020 Emily Yong | News | Community  

On Friday 24th July, Ms. Yong ran to school in order to complete the UNHCR 5km challenge.

"It’s the first time I’ve run in a while due to knee injuries but it felt so good to be doing something I love while contributing to a worthy cause. I’m in a fair bit of pain today but I know this is nothing compared to what other people are experiencing across the world. This challenge asks us to donate $5 to https://run-for-heroes-aus.raisely.com/ to help protect millions of refugees from Covid-19. "

  • $5 can provide soap to 3 people to last for seven weeks
  • $10 can help provide 4 people with safe water containers
  • $25 can provide 2 urban refugees with a cash grant to buy essential hygiene items
  • $50 can provide 3 people with primary healthcare services

 

Ms. Yong's 5 nominees to take on this challenge are:

  1. Mr Achmad
  2. Mr Howard 
  3. Ms Khan
  4. Ms Carrasco 
  5. School Captain Zain Ousmand

 

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20 July 2020 Tim Stinson | News | Whole School  

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.

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30 June 2020 Bridget Crozier | News | Whole School  

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

 

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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. 

29 June 2020 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Year 12  
In light of the COVID Pandemic restrictions, Homebush Boys High School will be conducting Year 12 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone or ZOOM.
 
The Telephone/ZOOM Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 30 June 2020 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
 
As of Thursday 11 June 2020, your son’s Report has been available on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal can be accessed through the school website. To log in, you will be asked to enter your ID code. This is the code that was emailed to your nominated email account last year. Once you have logged in, click on the link that says Year 12 Half Yearly Reports. Further instructions are available on the school’s website.
 
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:
 
 
 

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29 June 2020 Emily Yong | News | Whole School  

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!

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17 June 2020 Joel Howard | News | Whole School  

Please see the below information about lateness to school which is taken from the Homebush Boys High School 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.