21 February 2018 Gina Sorensen | News | Community  

Free information sessions for parents of children with additional needs.

  • Do you have a child with additional needs who is not yet at school?
  • Do you have questions about how best to help your child transition to school?
  • Do you want to know more about helping your child with additional needs to learn and thrive at school?

These information sessions are:

  • Open to any parent of a child with additional needs who has not yet started school. You can choose whichever session is most convenient for you you do not need to be using the services if the agency hosting the session;
  • Presented by representatives from Department of Education (Public Schools), Sydney Catholic Schools, Association of Independent Schools and Aspect;
  • Provide information about enrolment and support for learning and other needs;
  • Include question and answer time.

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19 February 2018 Cheiban Elaro | News |

The PB4L Team is excited to announce a new initiative which we hope will result in a win-win scenario.

Teachers now have the opportunity to reward students’ positive contributions and behaviours in the classroom using technology rather than paper slips. With the click of 2 or 3 buttons, whilst marking the classroom roll, each teacher has the option to recognise student achievements and efforts with Bushy Boys Behaviour (BBB) awards. It is that easy!

As well, this change has made the collection of data more accessible and accurate. Going paperless also means that the weekly raffle winners are now drawn electronically each week. And this draw will take place on Thursday afternoon and presented to the assembly on Friday mornings.

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16 February 2018 Georgia Anton | News | Year 11  

Every year Western Sydney University offers The Academy Access Award to a future HSC student. The successful recipient for this award is Fawad Faheem. This will entitle him to an early entry, a conditional scholarship to the value of $20,000 and access to the academy, which is a leadership/mentoring program. This is a great accomplishment for our incoming school captain, and on behalf of the school we would like to congratulate him for achieving this milestone and wish him well for his future endeavours.

14 February 2018 Christopher Burke | News | Extra-Curricular  

Peer Support utilises a strengths based approach to build social and emotional skills for adolescent development. This week students have the opportunity to explore the positive things in their lives. They identify their strengths and achievements and also the people who support them. This is intended to provide a strong sense of purpose and affirmation.
Consideration of their character strengths helps to build a strong sense of self. Character strengths help provide accurate descriptions of their best attributes and in turn can shape how they behave towards each other. Your child may, at times, feel overwhelmed, by the expectations and broad array of relationships and situations at secondary school. Sharing some of the topics that they are doing at school can build a supportive ridge between home and school and help allay any concerns that they may have about secondary school.

Discuss with them what they have learned during Peer Support and encourage and reinforce their character strengths. Some of these may include happiness, kindness, patience, perseverance, honesty and good judgement.

13 February 2018 Kellie Whelan | News | Community  

Homebush boys High School will be having an open day for potential year 7 students for 2019.

Date: Wednesday 28th February 2018

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Location:  Homebush Boys High School, Bridge Rd, Homebush


All Welcome! For more information, please contact the school office on (02) 97643611

12 February 2018 Matina Shadwick | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School will be celebrating the 2017 achievements of students at the Marie Bashir Public School.

Our Presentation Day 2017 will be held on Monday 19 February 2018 at the Marie Bashir School Auditorium located at 159 Albert Road Strathfield NSW.

The ceremony will begin at 11:30 am and is anticipated to conclude by 1:30 pm. Award recipients from Years 7-11 in 2017 will receive individual letters with details about the day.

The school day will begin with roll call at 8:50am and normal period 1 lessons ending at 10:08am.

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09 February 2018 Leanne Stibbard | News | Year 07  

Homebush Boys High School "Challenge & Growth" Adventure Camp. Introduction to Outdoor Education Orientation Camp Year 7 - 2018. The following camp has been organized as part of your child curriculum and your permission is required. Ever care will be taken of the group by the supervising teachers and camp staff. However, your child has some responsibilities and obligations associated with the came, and we assume that your permission also involves an undertaking by your child to act responsibly. 

Please click on the image for the full information letter, checklist and medical forms. 

Venue: Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Center

Date: 14th - 16th February 2018
Departure: 6:30am - School Hall 14th February 2018. 
Return: 5:00pm - School Hall 16th February 2018.

Cost: $370

Transport: Bus

Aim: Through the processes of Experiential Learning and using the Outdoors as a catalyst we aim to promote personal growth and group development through the use of carefully controlled, challenging experiences. The program is designed to develop a growing sense of competence in dealing with the natural environment with a strong emphasis on safety. The program is challenging, combining physical and developmental activities with the overall aim of enhancing the student's self-reliance, increasing their confidence in their own abilities and assisting them in learning to cooperate and work with others through controlled experiences

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06 February 2018 Stephan Madyski | News | Sports  

The school is holding its annual swimming carnival on Friday the 9th of February 2018. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at Homebush for our 73rd Swimming Carnival. Students will be able to use the most up-to-date equipment and compete in the actual pool that was used by competitors in the 2000 Olympic Games.

All students are expected to attend, either as spectators or participants. Admission to the carnival has been paid out of the voluntary school fees. Students will be marked present before entering the Aquatic Centre based on Houses. Students are encouraged to wear clothing in their house colours or wear their school sports uniform.

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05 February 2018 Christopher Burke | News | Year 07  

During Term 1 year 7 students will be involved in the Peer Support Program. Each week groups of students will meet with 2 Peer Leaders and work through a range of activities that focus on building connections and addressing a range of behaviours including the prevention of bullying. Meeting in small groups allows meaningful connections to form, assisting students with the transition to secondary school.

Over a period of 9 weeks, students will acknowledge their strengths and learn skills to build resilience, identify how to develop, maintain and repair friendships, develop understanding of a range of behaviours including bullying and learn strategies in order to respond appropriately in a variety of situations.

30 January 2018 Kim Attwood | News | Year 10  

In the last weeks of term 4 the Yr10 Visual Arts class embarked on a very ambitious mural project that looked at various artists that were an inspiration during the course of the last two years in both the art making and art studying of the subject.

The students explored artists and specific artworks of interest throughout history from a range of different genres, cultures, ideas, techniques that included both male and female artists from traditional and contemporary periods of art history.

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