04 September 2020 Catherine Player | News | Whole School  

Update: 04/09/2020

We would like to thank all the parents who have already completed the Tell Them From Me Survey and strongly encourage those parents who have not already had their say to use the link below.
 
Our aim is to have as many parents complete the survey to strengthen parent, teacher and school collaboration by providing our school with a deeper understanding of our parents’ perceptions of their child’s experiences at home and at HBHS
 

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02 September 2020 Lisa Brien | News | Extra-Curricular  

On Friday 25th August the Homebush Boy’s English Faculty wore purple in support of all our rainbow boys. The 2020 theme for Wear it Purple Day was “We Are The Change” and envisioned the importance of encouragement, empowerment and emphasis on making effective change for the LGBTIQA+ community and all minority groups.
For more information, resources and tips on how to celebrate and learn more about Wear it Purple Day please visit the website https://www.wearitpurple.org/
 

19 August 2020 Bridget Crozier | News | Whole School  

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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 have updated their email address, please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611, to update contact details. 

19 August 2020 Louise Symonds | News | Whole School  

Saturday School of Community Languages is the largest provider of face-to-face languages education in NSW.
Classes are held every Saturday morning during the school term at 14 high school centres across the state.
Students from public and non-government secondary schools are eligible to enrol in their background language. There are no fees for students to enrol at the school.
All of our courses follow NESA syllabuses. Senior courses are all board developed or endorsed and contribute to an HSC.

Download an enrolment application from the website and email it by 26 February 2021

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18 August 2020 Enver Kerem | News | Sports  
The North-West Metropolitan Zone has decided to cease our Winter Grade Sport Competition indefinitely, effective from today due to the new COVID-19 restrictions that have been implemented.
 
Please find a link to the practical guide for sport and physical activity - https://app.education.nsw.gov.au/sport/File/4512
 
House Sport will continue to run as it has for the Term. 
 
Grade Sport teams will partake in a HBHS sporting competition against other Grades for the remainder of the season e.g. 1st Grade Football vs 2nd Grade Football.
 
House Sport coaches will ensure that students are separated into their Stages whilst they are at sport, in order to limit the mixing of students between cohort groups. Years 7-8 will be grouped together, years 9-10 will be grouped together and year 11 students are to be by grouped together by themselves. 
 
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the front office or Mr. Kerem in the PDHPE Staffroom.
17 August 2020 Martyn Bawden | News | Year 09  

Dear parents & caregivers,

This Term, all Year 9 students will be involved in reading and numeracy Check-in assessment.
Check-in assessment is a NSW Department of Education online reading and numeracy assessment available to support schools to assess and monitor student learning, following the period of learning from home. This assessment supplements existing school practices to identify how students are performing in reading and numeracy, and assists schools to respond to student needs in these areas. It compensates to some extent for the cancellation of the NAPLAN tests this year.
This assessment is scheduled for Thursday 3rd September (Week 7 of Term). Friday 4th September will be a catch-up day.

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13 August 2020 Emily Yong | News | Whole School  

As part of the Homebush Boys community we aim to support the displaced people in Beirut, Lebanon following the explosion which killed over 200 people and injured more than 5,000. It has left as many as 300,000 without a home in a matter of minutes during a severe economic crisis and an already overwhelmed health system caused by the pandemic. ​

  • Your $149 can help three refugee families sheltering in a city cover their rent and electricity costs
  • Your $485 can help buy a sturdy, all-season tent for a family, protecting them from the elements
  • Your $2,850 can provide refugee families with emergency survival kits with sleeping mats, blankets, kitchen sets and sanitary items

You can make donations online: https://holdyourownevent.everydayhero.com/au/homebush-boys-high-school OR you can help collect donations at school for our fundraising event in Week 7, 1st September.

See Ms Yong in the English staff room for more details and a Permission Note

 

 
 
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. 

 

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