19 November 2018 Phirum Duch | News | Whole School  

On the 2nd of November, the new prefects of Homebush Boys High School, led by Charlie McLean and Michael Lopes, attended the National Young Leaders Day in Darling Harbour, held by Halogen in the Australian Convention Centre. It was not just our school that attended, but many schools throughout the region of NSW. The conference was a day for the prefect body to learn priceless skills regarding leadership, patience, initiative, perception and attitude, just to name some.

The day started with the prefect body travelling together into Darling Harbour. We meet Mrs. Duch, our Prefect Coordinator, and the convention started soon after arriving. We saw many other schools, such as Strathfield Girls High School, our sister school, also attend and participate in the convention. The centre was filled with many school student leaders eager for the day ahead of us. The conference started from 9:15 am, which was session one was planned to begin and would continue till 2:30 pm. In that time, the prefect body have learnt valuable skills and be able to use them in the year to come, in our time as prefects.

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16 November 2018 Kevin Elgood | News | Whole School  

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16 November 2018 Lidia Budanovic | News | Year 10   Year 11   Year 12  

As many senior students prepare to leave school at the end of this year and embark on further education or a new career, a whole batch of students are preparing to join the ranks of the senior students next year.

As students approach the senior years, they are expected to start taking more responsibility for their own learning. For many students part of this is a realisation that they need to do their schoolwork for their own sake, to keep options open for their own future – so they start to work for themselves, not just because their teacher or parent says they have to. Other students come to realise that in order to cope with the increased workload in the senior years, they need to work more efficiently at home and in the classroom, small changes like changing who students sit next to can make a big difference to how much work is completed in class.

So for students who are commencing their senior studies next year, the final term this year is important in taking stock of your approach to school and your studies. Do you work well in the classroom? Who do you sit next to? What are your listening and research skills like? Do you have systems in place to manage your homework and assignments? Do you know how to study effectively and have you tried different study techniques?

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