Tag: Year 12

  • 2017 HSC Examination Timetable

    Please click on the image on the right for the 2017 HSC Timetable.

  • School Prefects 2017-2018

    Congratulations to all the Prefects of 2017-2018. The student leaders have worked hard in their academic, sports, creative activities, outdoor education, responsibility in school and service learning. Furthermore, they have demonstrated excellence in their role of being responsible global citizens in wearing their school uniform with pride and taking responsibility for showing leadership and initiative in various school functions.

    Being a prefect means providing leadership to the student body in the school, assisting teachers with various duties like the canteen and front gate duties, assisting in the organisation and running of various functions and actively participating in the development of school spirit and pride and upholding the traditions and values of Homebush Boys High School.

    Prefects are to set an example at ALL times. They are ROLE MODELS to the rest of the school. Therefore they must uphold the HIGHEST standards at all times – Including uniform, adherence to school rules, effort, attendance, punctuality, attitude, respect, manners, motivation to work, taking initiatives etc.

  • 2018 Prefects

     

    Vice Captain
    Vice Captain
    Christopher Kadamani

    Captain
    Captain
    Fawad Faheem

    Senior Prefect
    Prefect
    Ethan Tiah

    Prefect
    Adam Aaron

    Prefect
    Alfred Zhang

    Prefect
    Ali Gabir

    Prefect
    Fahd Abdul

    Prefect
    Jai Surti

    Prefect
    John Mubarik

    Prefect
    Justin Yuen

    Prefect
    Karim Faour

    Prefect
    Kiran Surti

    Prefect
    Korhan Sozen

    Prefect
    Matthew Murdocca

    Prefect
    Peter Kelleher

    Prefect
    Sanjit Selverajoo

    Prefect
    Sean Le

    Prefect
    Stuart Gock

    Prefect
    Suleyman Ersan

    Prefect
    Yusufcan Isik

           

     

  • Prefect Camp 2017

    Perhaps THE best way to complete a preliminary year in Homebush Boys High School for a select 20 students for the graduating class of 2018; the prestigious, highly distinguished Prefect Camp.

    The two-hour drive to Fitzroy Falls began on the 17th of September 2017 at the revolting hour of 7 and the relatively scorching hot temperatures of Homebush (8oC), as opposed to the below freezing nights at the Southern Highlands. Embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime journey, little did we know of the limits not only Optimum would push us to, or the challenges we would collectively have to face and push ourselves to, but the lifelong friendships we would build, as prefects, as brothers.

  • Prefect Report - 2017

    It has been an absolute privilege representing Homebush Boys High School as the School Captain for 2017, along with my Vice Captain, Ibrahim Taha and my Senior Prefect, Levi Anderson Foster and the entire prefect body. Although we faced many challenges, our tireless hard work has seen us achieve our objectives and have a successful year.

    The prefects worked co-operatively with the “Bushy Boy Awards” scheme led by Mr Elaro, to reward students who pick up ten pieces of litter. This has been successful so far, and we hope future prefect bodies will uphold this initiative. We spoke weekly at Friday assembly suggesting ways in which we as students could respect the local environment, teaching staff and our fellow “Bushy Boys”. Furthermore, we wanted to increase the level of community participation and involvement of students. Our “Kickball competition” initiative engaged year 7’s to compete with one another in kickball games during lunch times, which was administered by the prefects.

  • How can parents help during stressful assessment times?

    The valuable information below is from the ELES Study Skills handbook creator Dr Prue Salter. HBHS has subscribed to the handbook in 2017 to deliver ongoing study skills to our students in years 7 – 12. All students in Years 11 and 12 have access to the website. Students should see Ms Budanovic if they have lost their log in details.

    How can parents help during stressful assessment times?

    The second semester often heralds blocks of examinations or assessments for students. Some students cope well with the pressure and stress while others find it overwhelming. Of course, the more prepared students are, the less stress they are likely to experience. Encourage students to start their preparation for examinations and assessments early, in particular their study notes. If your student has examination blocks this semester, these tips will help you provide the support they need.

  • RACI Titration Competition in Chemistry 2017

    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.

  • Educating Rita Play

    On the 18th May, three Standard English classes attended the "Educating Rita Play" directed by Julie Baz at The Depot Theatre in Marrickville. Educating Rita was a sensation play which was both humourous and enlightening while also presenting a profound message on the power of education and individuality. The play presented an interesting commentary on the state of “what it means to be educated,” which particularly applied to the year 12 cohort as they are soon be facing life after school and making decisions on further education. The play was performed in a small auditorium where a definite sense of intimacy was felt between the audience and the performers due to the size of the room. The acting was spot on and the atmosphere was immersive giving the feeling like we were in the 80s. All in all it was a great day.

    By Dominic Pich

  • Year 12 Adv English - Othello Performance Excursion

    On the 26th October, the students studying Advanced English, along with Ms Ball, Ms Bonis, Ms Yong, Ms Hasham and Ms Lea, were lucky enough to attend the Bell Shakespeare’s production of “Othello” at the Playhouse Theatre, The Sydney Opera House.

    It was a pleasant evening which allowed both students and teachers alike to experience a live performance of the play that had been studied in class over the last few months. While reading “Othello” enabled students to get into the minds of the characters; being able to see a live performance was a unique experience that allowed for an entirely new level of understanding and interpretation. We gained an appreciation for production, performance and design decisions, such as costuming and lighting.

  • Prefects 2016-2017

    Congratulations to all the Prefects of 2016-2017. The student leaders have worked hard in their academic, sports, creative activities, outdoor education, responsibility in school and service learning. Furthermore, they have demonstrated excellence in their role of being responsible global citizens in wearing their school uniform with pride and taking responsibility for or showing leadership and initiative in various school functions. Therefore, popularity is not a criteria used to be elected as student leaders. The Prefects have been selected in a fair democratic election process by their peers and teachers because of the special qualities that they have demonstrated in their positive interactions with the rest of the school community. For example, Zaki Ousmand, the School Captain, is a considerate and respectful student. He is kind and compassionate towards his teachers and fellow students. For the first time at HBHS, we have a School Captain who can sing, dance and play musical instruments as well as chairing a formal school assembly. Ibrahim Taha, the Vice School Captain, is friendly, ever joyful and a confident communicator. He is a hardworking student whom all students can turn to if they want some study tips. Levi Anderson-Foster, the Senior Prefect, is creative and a motivator of the Prefect team. He has broad shoulders that all students can cry on when they need a friend.

  • 2017 Prefects

     

    Vice Captain Captain Senior Prefect

    Prefect

    Ibrahim Taha

    Prefect

    Zaki Ousmand

    Prefect

    Levi Anderson-Foster

    Prefect Report 2017

    It has been an absolute privilege representing Homebush Boys High School as the School Captain for 2017, along with my Vice Captain, Ibrahim Taha and my Senior Prefect, Levi Anderson Foster and the entire prefect body. Although we faced many challenges, our tireless hard work has seen us achieve our objectives and have a successful year.

    The prefects worked co-operatively with the “Bushy Boy Awards” scheme led by Mr Elaro, to reward students who pick up ten pieces of litter. This has been successful so far, and we hope future prefect bodies will uphold this initiative. We spoke weekly at Friday assembly suggesting ways in which we as students could respect the local environment, teaching staff and our fellow “Bushy Boys”. Furthermore, we wanted to increase the level of community participation and involvement of students. Our “Kickball competition” initiative engaged year 7’s to compete with one another in kickball games during lunch times, which was administered by the prefects.

    We also played an important role in supporting school events such as the Ramadan Iftar Night, serving food to guests and attending citizenship ceremonies throughout the year, welcoming our newest Australian citizens. One of the most significant events in our calendar year is by far, our annual Multicultural Day. With the magnificent help and encouragement of the SRC and the Interact Club we were able to ensure that our day of festivity was a complete success. One of the main events on the day was the dynamic fusion dance which saw the terrific combination of traditional songs and intense dance moves, performed by the Prefects and SRC representatives. It is important to highlight the tremendous work of both Mrs Kumaralingam and Mrs Singh with their persistent efforts during the lead up to Multicultural day and undoubtedly on the day. Moreover, we would like to thank our two dedicated dance instructors, Shankari Jeyaseelan and Alice Gabir as well as the boys who sacrificed their lunch times to learn the dance. Although we shared plenty of fun times we also maintained traditional duties like paying homage at Anzac ceremonies and Dawn services. We also had an objective of improving school relations. We held an Afternoon Tea here at the school to foster the development of friendships between schools, which will benefit our students in the future.

    Our ultimate aim was to develop students into leaders and encourage all students to take up leadership roles. As prefects, we have continually encouraged many students to take initiative and participate in as many school events as possible. What we have seen is students ranging from year 7-12 actively volunteer and assist the prefects with many school events and this is a positive thing to witness. By participating in such events, students gain a sense of belonging and self worth, which is crucial to their development at high school. Above all, the prefects of 2017 have been proud to be part of the cohesiveness of the school with many of the senior students building relationships with the junior years, especially year 7s. You just need to go to the Western Grass at lunchtime and see the friendly game of ‘touch’ footy with all students. This is something that should continue, as it ensures all students, of every year group, support one another, which creates a unified learning environment. We as the leaders of the school hope this continues in the future.

    Before we depart from our second home here at Homebush Boys High School, the prefect body would like to acknowledge the remarkable work of the teaching staff for assisting the whole of year 12 in our final year and we thank you all for understanding while we were carrying out our duties. We are extremely confident that the future prefect bodies will continue to build on our achievements so far. All prefects willingly participated in many events and fundraisers for the school, and in doing so, upheld the reputation of our school within the community.

    On behalf of the whole prefect body, we would like to thank Ms De Michel for all her guidance and support throughout the year as the best Prefect co-ordinator.

    2017 Prefects signing off!

    By Zaki Ousmand (School Captain)

         Ibrahim Taha (Vice Captain)

         Levi Anderson Foster (Senior Prefect) 

    Prefect

    Adam​ Yau

    Prefect

    Denis Mulya

    Prefect

    Jayanth Kumaralingam

    Prefect

    Jeff Chen

    Prefect

    Kendyll Vati

    Prefect

    Lincoln Dale

    Prefect

    Matthew Wong

    Prefect

    Mohamad Farroukh

     Prefect

    Mohammed Elakhras

     Prefect

    Nicholas Ngo

     Prefect

    Peter Koungoulos

     Prefect

    Ruben James

     Prefect

    Ryan Wu

     Prefect

    Srihari Nair

     Prefect

    Subbiah Durai Surendran

     Prefect

    Wilfred Knight

     

  • CAPA Night

    In their final year the Visual Arts and Music year 12 students have worked tirelessly on their HSC Body of Works and Musical items.

    On the night of September 3 - CAPA Night, the teachers and students were delighted to showcase their Body of Works to over 80 individuals, including parents, students, friends, teachers and even other staff members from other schools. Having presented and performed such amazing artworks and musical pieces, our Year 12s were shown support and encouragement as well as offered best wishes for their upcoming HSC examinations.

  • 2016 CAPA Night

    Students in the Visual Arts and Music faculty will be exhibiting and performing their HSC work on Thursday evening starting with the Visual Arts Body of Work on display at 5.30pm, and then the Music students will perform their musical items from around 6.30pm until 8.00pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Where: Homebush Boys High School, Hall

    When: Thursday, 1st September, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

    Cost: Free

     

  • Vale Adam Lees

    A message from Mr Daniel Lees and family:

    Thanks to all of the Homebush Boys students and staff who attended or who offered their support for Adam Lees.

    It was a special moment to see all of his peers on his final celebration.

    Please ask all students to stay safe and to strive to achieve there goals and dreams..... While having fun !!

    Thank you for everything from the entire Lees family.

  • UNSW High School Engineering

    On Wednesday the 18th of May a group of students, myself included went to the University of New South Wales to attend a high school information day for Engineering. It introduced us students to the university as well as the Engineering faculty and informed us about the different aspects of engineering and the work they perform. We weren’t the only students there. Students from different schools across Sydney attended, it was a great way to socialise and meet new people, with an interest similar to our own.
    The day started with an introduction from some of the staff members from the engineering faculty. They provided us with an introduction to engineering, and the common job that every engineer must do. It is to identify the problem, and come up with a solution. The staff told us what it takes to become an engineer, no matter what type you must be a thinker. And how engineers are shaping the future by applying their skills to almost everything you can think of, from medicine to renewable energy, food technologies to sustainable mining.
  • Western Sydney University Master Class

    Last term a few senior boys had the privilege of attending a workshop hosted by the WSU on our impacts as individuals on the society. The workshop was aimed at building our skills, as young individuals, in taking initiative and working towards the welfare of our society. They had offered several workshops for the categories . It was truly inspirational to hear from students in WSU who had brought change to the broader community through their initiative and hard work. The boys who attended the event had definitely taken back invaluable lessons and experiences at the end of the day.

  • JM15: A true display of student creativity

    Our annual digital media showcase, JM15, was another huge success this year with over 250+ attendees! It was a brilliant night of celebrations and display of student creativity in the field of digital media production. Thank you to all the staff, students and professionals that came to support and witness the creative excellence at Homebush Boys High, not to mention the five star hotel catering from our Hospitality students and staff!

  • Year 12 Visual Arts Exhibition

    The annual Year 12 CAPA night was again a very successful event that highlights the many talented students within the creative arts at Homebush BHS. Parents, friends, staff and teaching colleagues from our school region attended the exhibition to view a fantastic selection of artworks from the Visual Arts students. Yr 12 Visual Arts teachers Mr. Tony Letsios and Ms Linda Adams were the teachers, who guided and mentored the students in the development of some stunning Bodies of Works that included painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and printing.

  • Year 12 - 2015 Graduation Luncheon

    The Year 12 Graduation luncheon is fast approaching please click on the picture to view the presentation from last years luncheon.

    Catered by Year 11 Hospitality.

     

    Thanks,

    Ms. Bolbol

  • Year 12 - Educating Rita

    On Saturday 6 June, Ms. Ball, Mrs Porteus and Mr Lee joined 23, year 12 students at the Ensemble theatre in Kirribilli to see ' Educating Rita'.

    The play is part of the HSC Standard English course (module C) and deals with a working class woman, named Rita, and her ambition to gain an education.

    Although dealing with serious issues, the play is quite humorous and the students commented on their ability to laugh amidst being moved by the characters' interplay.

    The students were commended by both staff and patrons for their behaviour and engagement in the theatre experience. 

    An enjoyable time was had by all and we look forward to seeing more plays at the Ensemble Theatre in the future. And a big thanks to Ms Ball, Ms Porteous and Mr Lee for organising and supervising the students in their own time.