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  

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.

06 November 2020 Catherine Player | News | Community  

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!

 

23 October 2020 Syarief Achmad | News | Year 11  

In light of the COVID restrictions, Homebush Boys High School will be conducting Year 11 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone.

The Telephone Interviews have been scheduled for Thursday 5 November 2020 from 3.15pm to 6.15pm.

Your son’s Yearly Report is currently being finalised and is scheduled to be available on the Parent Portal from Friday 30 October. 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 11 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:

https://tinyurl.com/HBHS-2020-Yr11-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.

Attached to this letter is a step-by-step Parents & Teachers Interview Booking Sheet with clear instructions.

Should you or your son have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Syarief Achmad or Mr Joel Howard on (02) 9764 3611.  

13 October 2020 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Year 12  

Year 12 graduations are momentous occasions for students, parents, caregivers and the community. As you are aware, due to COVID restrictions to parents attending school events, we cannot have parents on site for our Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. To enable parents, caregivers and the community to share in the Year 12 Homebush Boys High School Graduation we are live streaming the Graduation Ceremony.
Our Year 12 students will be graduating this Wednesday 14 October 2020. The Ceremony will commence at 10:00 am. We invite all Homebush Boys High School Year 12 families to virtually attend the Graduation ceremony by the live stream link below:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKAKV08aKi4​

Parents/Carers can access this link now and it will show a countdown to the date and time of the event. Parents/Carers are advised to login 15 minutes before 10:00 am on Wednesday to ensure that there are no connectivity issues.
Following graduation, the recording will be available for those parents who can’t watch the graduation live, and for students to view. We will provide more details as soon as this is available after the event.
 

12 October 2020 Annabel Chapman | News | Extra-Curricular  

Happy Mental Health Month!

Mental Health Month is celebrated each year in the month of October in NSW. This month encourages all of us to think about our mental health and wellbeing, regardless of whether we may have a lived experience of mental illness or not It also gives us the opportunity to understand the importance of good mental health in our everyday lives and encourages help seeking behaviours when needed.

Take part this month by tagging and posting your photo on Instagram with the hashtag #TAKEMOMENT4U to help spread the word.