31 July 2017 Anna Paleothodoros | News | Whole School  

Commencing Term 3 2017 Homebush Boys High School is introducing a Technology Policy to provide students, staff and parents with clear guidelines regarding the safe and appropriate use of technology at School.

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is now a compulsory policy at Homebush Boys High School. All students are required to bring their devices charged and ready for use every day. The primary purpose is to assist the teaching and learning of our students and better prepare them for the paperless workplace and society of the twenty first century, into which they will enter upon leaving school. Other reasons are the economic savings, allowing funds to be diverted to better use, and environmental sustainability. Further information on device requirements is available in the BYOD Policy.

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28 July 2017 Rita Zammit | News | Whole School  

SBS Radio presents the SBS National Languages Competition 2017 to encourage and celebrate a love of learning languages in Australia.

We are calling out to all school students across Australia, who are learning a language other than English.

Entires open on Monday 24th July and close on Friday 1st September 2017.

Age Categories

  • Category A: Junior Primary (Aged 4-7)
  • Category B: Primary (Aged 8-12)
  • Category C: Junior High School (Aged 13-15)
  • Category D: Senior High School (Aged 16-18)

How to Enter

  1. Log on to www.sbs.com.au/NLC17
  2. Fill in the entry form
  3. Upload a video (max 30 seconds) telling us "What learning a language means to you?" The video should be in a language other than English
  4. Include a written script in English, translating the video content
  5. Submit your entry

 

27 July 2017 Ginette Ball | News | Sports  

It was with a heavy heart that we had our last day of Tennis for Wednesday sport at Powel Creek Tennis Courts as we will be moving on to Summer sport next week. We gave Brett, our coach, a thank you card for all his hard work and effort with the group this semester. He organised regular competative games such as "Hot Shot" and "First to 21" which the students enjoyed immensely. His enthusiasm and encouragement on the court also meant that everybody's tennis game improved, too. We look forward to the next time we can play under his tutelage. 

25 July 2017 Iqbal Singh | News | Year 12  

On Friday the 16th June, 2017, thirteen students from Year 12 chemistry class took part in the prestigious RACI Titration Competition held at University of Sydney. Ms Catalano, the teacher in-charge prepared these students for the competition and had put in a huge effort working even after school hours.

There were 32 teams from 12 different schools in Sydney who took part in this competition. I can say this with great pride that Homebush Boys High School secured 6th position in the competition.

Huge congratulations to all the participants and Ms Catalano. We are certainly looking forward to our continued participation next year as well.

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24 July 2017 Daniel Carrozza | News | Sports  

Concord Comets Baseball Club is a local community Baseball club. It is run by parent volunteers to provide kids in our local area with the opportunity to play Baseball. We have a proud history in grass roots sport. We put player participation first and work hard at not only developing the skills of our players, but also instilling the values of good sportsmanship.

The physical and social benefits of playing sport are well documented. Playing Baseball is a good way to develop hand-eye coordination, quick thinking and reaction skills. Playing Baseball is an ideal way to make friends while at the same time getting a healthy dose of exercise. Running, catching, throwing and swinging a bat have benefits for your whole body.

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21 July 2017 Merrill Sells | News | Whole School  

Information for parents and carers

What is the national data collection?

The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (the national data collection) is an annual collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment due to disability and the level of reasonable adjustment they are receiving.

The national data collection counts students who have been identified by a school team as receiving an adjustment to address a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (the DDA). The DDA can be accessed from the ComLaw website at www.comlaw.gov.au.

What is the benefit for my child?

The aim of the national data collection is to collect quality information about school students receiving an adjustment due to disability in Australia.

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19 July 2017 Marie Reardon | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School is currently in the process of migrating to a new Finance System. 

We will not be accepting any payments until the Monday 31st July.

This includes but not limited to:

  • Online Transfer Payments
  • Cash Payments
  • Cheques
  • Credit Card Payments (phone/online)

 

 

We apologies for any inconveniences caused and thank you for your understanding. 

18 July 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School would like to invite parents to join us at our Multicultural Day on Friday 21/07/17.

A stall has been provided for every cultural group for their delicious and traditional food.

We are requesting for volunteers to make traditional meals in bulk and packed in take away containers for students and guests to purchase at lunch time.

We request any foods and sweets must not contain nuts.

We are unable to provide cooking facilities or heating so all donated food should be ready for purchase.

We would love for all parents and their boys to be involved by wearing traditional dress.

All students must come to school in full school uniform then change at performance times.

Please call Zena or Sathya on 9764 3611, for any enquiries.

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18 July 2017 John G Kennedy | News | Year 09  

During the school holidays, Liam McRae spent four days immersed in the world of Historically Informed Performance (HIP). 47 students from 22 schools throughout Sydney and beyond came together in the beautiful Santa Sabina College to play Mozart’s ‘Haffner’ Symphony. Musicians of the Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra tutored the students in rehearsals, sectionals, and workshops, applying musical stylistic practices from Mozart’s time. Students were able to experience period instruments and learn about how European musical styles have changed through time. Finally, the Haffner Symphony was brought to life in an exceptional performance for friends and family which showcased the abilities of our Young Mannheim Symphonists.

03 July 2017 Kirsty Glasby | News | Whole School  

Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

School Resumes on:

Monday 17th July - Staff Development Day (No Students)

Tuesday 18th July - First day back, Term 3

 

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