14 February 2020 Thomas Lee | News | Year 07  

Attention all year 7 students, bring the following items to camp

Personal Equipment / Clothing Checklist

  • 4 T-shirts (no mid-driff or sleeveless shirts allowed)
  • 4 pairs of shorts (Not short, shorts)
  • 2 long sleeve shirts or jumpers
  • 2 pair of long pants for cold weather
  • Spare socks and underwear
  • Hat or cap and beanie
  • 1 raincoat
  • Pyjamas
  • 1 pillow and pillow case
  • 1 sleeping bag or sheet/s with blanket
  • Optional Items – Camera, Souvenir / Shop Money

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06 February 2020 Lidia Budanovic | News | Whole School  

Information for Parents about that ELES Study Skills Website at HBHS

The ELES Study Skills Online Handbook provides a comprehensive digital guide for students as to the study skills needed for success in high school. Homebush Boys High School will be delivering study skills sessions to Years 7 - 12 throughout 2020.

The modules below will be delivered in workshops and year meetings. Students will also receive resources throughout the year to help keep their study skills on track.




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04 February 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  

Update advice for Parents – 2 February 2020
Current advice from the Australian Government Department of Health for parents in regards to the Novel Coronavirus is:

  • Any student and staff arriving in Australia from 1 February 2020 who has been in mainland China or transited through mainland China (not just Hubei province) is excluded from school and child care services for a period of 14 days from the date they left mainland China as the Novel Coronavirus’ incubation period can be as long as two weeks.
  • Any confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus will be excluded until they are medically cleared to return
  • Close contact of a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus will be excluded for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case.
  • Any student and staff arriving before 1 February our previous advice remains that students and staff who were in Hubei province are excluded from school or child care services for 14 days, and those who were in the rest of China are requested not to not attend school or child care services for a period of 14 days after leaving China.
  • More information can be found at NSW Health.

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31 January 2020 Enver Kerem | News | Sports  

The school is holding its annual swimming carnival on Friday the 7th of February 2020. We are fortunate to have been able to book the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre at Homebush for our 75th 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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29 January 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School   Coronavirus  

The Department of Education is currently working with the Ministry of Health to monitor and respond to the unfolding international novel coronavirus situation. Advice has been distributed to NSW Public Schools in accordance with advice received from the Ministry of Health.

There has been a small number of cases of confirmed Novel Coronavirus in New South Wales. In accordance with national public health guidelines, exclusions only apply for those who are a:

  • Confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude until medically cleared
  • Close contact of a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus – exclude for 14 days since last contact with the confirmed case 

Staff or students who have recently returned from overseas and are well, and are not close contacts of a confirmed case, are able attend work or school as normal. 

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29 January 2020 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Homebush Boys High School is a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) 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, available on the school website (http://tinyurl.com/hbhsbyod).

Following extensive community consultation, mobile phones and other non-educational electronic devices will be banned from the beginning of 2020 within the school premises, this includes classrooms, playgrounds and corridors. Prior to entering the school grounds all Mobile Phones and Non-Educational Electronic devices must be switched off and out of sight. This includes all wired and wireless headphones and speakers. The purpose is to prevent disruption to learning, protect student privacy, avoid issues of cyber bullying and promote healthy patterns of use.

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19 December 2019 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

Wishing you holidays filled with fun and laughter, and very best wishes for a prosperous new year.


School Resume on: 

Tuesday 28th January 2020 - Staff Only
Wednesday 29th January 2020 - Year 7, Year 11 & Year 12
Thursday 30th January 2020 - Year 8, Year 9 & Year 10

19 December 2019 Kate Fitzsimmons | News | Year 09   Year 10  

On the 12th of December, Year 9 and Year 10 students had the privilege of hosting a visit from two of our Australian Rugby Sevens players who will be playing at the Sydney Sevens tournament on February 1st and 2nd as well as representing our country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The boys were able to hear about the players journey and had a Q and A session as well as a meet and greet at the end of the presentation. Good luck boys at both the Sydney Sevens and Tokyo Olympics from Homebush Boys High School.


18 December 2019 Iqbal Singh | News | Year 11  

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, Sydney recognises students in Science in Year 11 for their outstanding achievement in Science across all the schools in NSW. The recipients of this prestigious award from Homebush Boys High School, this year are; Ayman Kharbutli and Sourabh Leelchand. These students and their parents were invited to visit the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute on Monday, December 9, 2019 for a presentation. The students had the opportunity to listen to some great speakers and see the research work related to the heart diseases carried out by the eminent staff at the institute.

This facility is open to the public as well and you may book the visits through the website https://www.victorchang.edu.au. This is a great opportunity to visit and see how wonderful work is carried out at this institute in the field of medicine to prevent the ever increasing mortality caused by various cardio vascular diseases and the heart conditions.

Congratulations to Ayman and Sourabh on this achievement on behalf of Homebush Boys High School and the Community.


17 December 2019 Georgia Anton | News | Year 11  

On Tuesday 10th December, Peter Smith and I had the pleasure of escorting Jason Qian who was nominated as being the most outstanding Year 11 student. The process involved sitting with their Year Adviser Christopher Burke, to select the top 15 students of the Year 11 cohort and then to provide them the opportunity to be interviewed and present their portfolio / resume to us. The candidature was very impressive and the competition was fierce. In any event Jason rightfully received the nomination. This award will allow Jason automatic entry into Western Sydney University, he will be given a $500 grant for 2020 and a conditional scholarship valued at $20,000 as well as being part of the Western Sydney University Academy. Students with an ATAR of 90 and over are invited to be part The Academy to be mentored and given leadership opportunities from people in industry.

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