Tag: Year 12

  • On Thursday 26 July, Ms Ball’s Year 12 Standard English class attended the National Theatre of Great Britain’s highly acclaimed performance of ‘The Curious incident of a dog in the Night Time’.

    The performance was chosen as it was an interpretation of a novel, written by Mark Haddon, that the students enthusiastically studied  for Module B of their HSC course. The students thought the performance was incredibly well done as it was not only true to the novel but also utilised digital technology to bring the main character, Christopher’s, thoughts and fears to life on stage.

    At the close of the performance patrons who sat near the students told Ms. Ball how impressed they were with the school’s polite and attentive manner culminating in the perfect end to a wonderful excursion.

  • The school’s PB4L Team has initiated awards that will reward students for effort. We all know about presentation days rightly recognising first place in every subject and each year group have a dux.

    Now every student will be able to be recognised for effort and application each semester. The awards are named after our school colours. A Blue Award recognises a student whose effort and application have been outstanding in every subject. A Maroon Award will be presented to a student whose effort and application are outstanding in all but one subject. The reports for each semester will determine these awards.

    The first formal assemblies were held for the Year 11 and Year 12 cohorts on Tuesday 3 July in the school hall. About half of the students in each cohort were rewarded for their consistent effort and application in semester 1. The students who received awards are listed below. Congratulations to all of them.

    The Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 assemblies will be held early term 2.

    As well, there is no reason why every student, in every grade, can’t receive one of these awards in semester 2!

  • On Monday the 4th of June, a group of 40 students from years 10, 11 and 12 headed to the Trades Expo at the ICC at Darling Harbour. It was a day of exploring, understanding and observing of the different types of trades in the industry. We were given a chance to explore each trade throughout the day to learn more about the pathways we could pursue to. There were trade displays which ranged from automotive, carpentry, construction, electrician, plumbing, bricklaying, commercial cookery and many more. There were also representatives from TAFE  as they showed us pathways and discussed what they offer.

    The trades were showcased by many businesses which proved to be very insightful and interesting for us. The companies who were displaying their type of trade, also gave us an opportunity to experience hands on tasks.

  • The Year 11 and 12 Parent and Teacher interviews are on Tuesday 5 June 2018 from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm.

    Student reports will be available from the School Office from 3:20 pm.

    Teacher appointments can be made via Moodle. Please click on the image for the instructions on how to use the booking system. 

    Please encourage your son to log onto Moodle and book teacher appointments.

    Only booked appointments will be available to parents on the 5 June 2018.

    The School’s Korean and Middle Eastern liaison officers will be available to assist parents during this time.

    If you are unable to attend, student reports may be collected from the School Office only with written parental permission, from Wednesday 6 June 2018.

    Meeting Rooms for the day are as follows:

  • On Friday afternoon Mr Albertson and I attended the Annual John Lincoln Young Australian Youth Awards Ceremony at Government House. At this very prestigious event Ibrahim Taha was presented with his award by Governor Hurley in the presence of Mrs Hurley. Ibrahim’s family were in attendance for this special occasion where on 26 students from the state were selected for this honour. Congratulations Ibrahim and thank you Mr Albertson for your nomination of Ibrahim.
     

     
  • On the 30th of October, we had the unique and valuable opportunity to attend the National Young Leaders Day at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour. Surrounded by around 1600 eager and ambitious leaders, we learned from 4 influential Australian speakers. They each gave their input about various aspects of leadership, and spoke about what being a leader means to them. There was also a very special appearance from a local youtube superstar, Karim Serhan.

    The first speaker, Gladys Berejiklian, emphasised the importance of being proud of where you came from, as she marvelled at how multicultural Sydney was. She taught us that being a leader involves being passionate about what you believe in, as well as being compassionate towards others. A key quote that really resonated with us was "focus on your goals, don't worry/waste time thinking about the opinions of others."

  • On 21st of September, one of the most significant dates of 2017, joyful tears were shed between distinguished guests and proud family members as they witnessed the mesmerising and amazing scene of a plethora of mature young men finally graduating from their second home, Homebush Boys High School.

    The event incorporated a great variety of tearful and hilarious banter speeches from Yr 12’s adviser Ms Altundag AKA MUM OF CLASS 2017, Principal Mr Kennedy, Deputy Principals Ms Shadwick and Ms Paleothodoros, School Captain Zaki Ousmand, Vice Captain Ibrahim Taha, and Senior Prefect Levi Anderson Foster. 

  • 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.

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    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

           

     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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    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

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    Srihari Nair

     Prefect

    Subbiah Durai Surendran

     Prefect

    Wilfred Knight

     

  • 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.

  • 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

     

  • 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.