Tag: Year 12

  • HSC disability provisions guide for teachers and parents

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  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school Trial Examination timetable

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: 3 hours writing plus 5 minutes reading time

    Syllabus Outcomes: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H9, H10

    Task Description:

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  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school Trial Examination timetable

    Weighting: 40%

    Time: 2 hours writing plus 5 minutes reading time

    Syllabus Outcomes: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H9, H10

    Task Description:

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  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school Trial Examination timetable

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: 3 hours writing plus 5 minutes reading time

    Syllabus Outcomes: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H9, H10

    Task Description:

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  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school Trial Examination timetable

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: 3 hours writing plus 5 minutes reading time

    Syllabus Outcomes: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H10, H11

    Task Description:

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  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school Trial Examination timetable

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: 3 hours writing plus 5 minutes reading time

    Syllabus Outcomes: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H10, H11, H12, H13

    Task Description:

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  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school Trial Examination timetable

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: 3 hours writing plus 5 minutes reading time

    Syllabus Outcomes: H1, H2, H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H9, H10

    Task Description:

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  • In light of the COVID Pandemic restrictions, Homebush Boys High School will be conducting Year 12 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone or ZOOM.
     
    The Telephone/ZOOM Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 30 June 2020 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
     
    As of Thursday 11 June 2020, your son’s Report has been available on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal can be accessed through the school website. To log in, you will be asked to enter your ID code. This is the code that was emailed to your nominated email account last year. Once you have logged in, click on the link that says Year 12 Half Yearly Reports. Further instructions are available on the school’s website.
     
    Students are required to make subject teacher bookings via Moodle (through the school website) using login details – “General” – “Parent & Teacher’s Interview” or by using the link below:
     
     
     
  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: Tuesday 30th June 2020, Week 10, Term 2

    Syllabus Component:

    • H2 describes and analyses the influence of religion and belief systems on
    • individuals and society
    • H6organises, analyses and synthesizes relevant information about religion
    • from a variety of sources, considering usefulness, validity and bias
    • H7conducts effective research about religion and evaluates the findings
    • from the research
    • H8applies appropriate terminology and concepts related to religion and
    • belief systems
    • H9coherently and effectively communicates complex information ideas
    • and issues using appropriate written, oral and graphic forms

    Weighting:25%

    Task Overview: 

    You are required to create an 8 - 10 minute multimedia presentation on your chosen religion (Islam OR Judaism) from

    the Religion and Peace topic.
     

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  • Year 12 reports are now available through the Parent Portal. The Portal can be accessed through the school website. To log in, you will be asked to enter your ID code. This is the code that was emailed to your nominated email account last year. Once you have logged in, click on the link that says Year 12 Half Yearly Reports. If you have any problems accessing your child's report please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611.

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  • The 2020 HSC written exam timetable was released for the 75,000 students sitting the exams this year.

    NESA Chief Executive Officer Paul Martin said the timetable would provide the certainty that students, teachers and parents have been looking for around the HSC.

    “Students have known that the HSC would be going ahead and this timetable provides the certainty many have been seeking about when their exams will take place,” Mr Martin said.

    “This timetable starts five days later giving students some extra time at school after the Autumn holiday period while keeping to the original timeframe for releasing results.

    “I want to reassure parents and students that the exams will be conducted in line with the expert health advice at the time of the exams, which are still five months away.”

  • Without a doubt, recent events have resulted in a lot of anxiety, particularly for young Australians.

    We wanted to get in touch as ANU will be exhibiting at Year13’s Digital Careers Expo in order to help youth navigate the transitional period from high school. With the outpouring of questions and concerns from youth, parents and teachers affected by the current situation, Year13 are bringing together schools, industry and associations on a 100% online platform.

    This Digital Careers Expo is up and running now, with the main events being hosted during National Careers Week, May 18-22 – all prior to ANU direct applications closing on 25 May. You can find out more at year13.com.au/expo.

  • As we roll into the May edition of our Educators’ Monthly newsletter, we have a busy calendar of online events ahead. Our team will also be exhibiting as part of InspirED’s upcoming digital expos, beginning with the HSC & Beyond Virtual Careers Expo from the 27-31 May.

    We’re also introducing two new Media workshops for high schools as part of our interactive UNSWorkshops program, both of which can be delivered fully online or live-streamed to a classroom. Bookings for these workshops as well as our live-streamed UNSW presentations are available via our Careers Advisers Resources website.

  • careers Expo 2020 logoA message from Tina Tollich the organiser of the Careers Expo.

    In response to requests from many teachers and to assist students and teachers as you navigate a full return to the classroom over the coming weeks I will be leaving the online video seminar program up on our HSC and Careers Expo website and the Western Sydney Careers Expo website until 30 June 2020. As many teachers have advised they will be planning classes around this high quality seminar program this will ensure you and your students can access this valuable information as and when you need it. Many more new videos have been added to the program in the last couple of weeks. Video seminars on each website are similar.

    These new videos include HSC subject seminars presented by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and information from Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

  • As many of you will know work placement is a mandatory component of many VET Courses. Most of our students will have a great experience at a local business, however Phoreal decided to challenge himself and found a resort called Emirates One and Only located in Lithgow. So he'd get up at the break of dawn each day to commute to his chosen destination.

     

    From there we can see that he did a range of activities from reception, to admin to getting exposure to the whole resort from what may seem like luxurious ventures. He has received glowing reviews whilst doing his Work Placement and we'd like to congratulate him for thinking outside the square, taking the risk and representing himself and the school so well. There could be something there for your Phoreal!

     

    Well done 
     

    Mrs Anton

  • The works of Shakespeare were brought to life during the year 12 Advanced English interactive workshop of “The Tempest,” run by Bell Shakespeare. On the 25th of February, the Advanced English cohort gathered in the hall to experience an incursion like no other as we were actively and thoroughly engaged in discussion and debate about the Tempest.

    We partook in activities ranging from reading extracts from the play, assuming the roles of various characters, and closely examining the finer working of the play, such as the morality of characters. The interactive activities were entertaining and educational, teaching us a great deal about the final play of Shakespeare.

  • Years 7, 11 and 12 participated in their first study skills presentation on Thursday 13/2 and Friday 14/2.

    Setting up for the final years of school with a positive and resilient mindset was the theme for our senior students, with the importance of SMART goal setting and developing a growth mindset towards achieving their fullest potential.

    Years 11 and 12 learned about the importance of how having a growth mindset can create life success. Many students have a fixed mindset because they believe that intelligence is fixed, that each person has a certain amount of intelligence. Students with fixed mindsets often find challenges threatening and see mistakes and disappointing results as upsetting.

    Successful people believe that failure is good. They see failure as a guide, a message about what to improve so that they can achieve their goals. Students with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be cultivated through effort. They don’t expect to be geniuses, but they do believe that everyone can improve their abilities through learning, confronting challenges and perseverance.

     

  • The Year 12 Clearance Day is on Friday 15 November 2019 from 11:30 am till 3:00 pm in the School Hall.

    Students are asked to return all textbooks and school resources as well as settle all outstanding school and subject specific fees.

    As in previous years, Homebush Boys High School continues to support the Exodus Foundation and students are asked to bring in a can of non-perishable food or a $2 donation as their contribution. Mr Madyski will be collecting all cans as he signs Year 12 students off all sporting fee commitments.

    In the words of a previous sports coordinator, Mr Tedford.....No Can, No Can DO!

    Year 12 References will be available for all students at the end of the clearance process.​

  • On the 4th of November 2019, the 2019-2020 Prefect Team was privileged to attend the National Young Leader’s Day at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre to a plethora of inspirational and motivational speakers, who shared their successes and defeats through life and the lessons they learned from them.

    The first speaker, John Coutis was a living breathing example of resilience, self-discipline and determination. He spoke about the importance of parents and the paramount role they have in their children’s lives, and how we as the younger generation take what they do for granted. John further iterated the value of experience in shaping our individual and collective human experiences, saying that “Life is about getting out of your comfort zone.” John ended his speech by emphasising the importance of goal setting and the motivation they provide in times of hardship and the forward direction they put us on through our journey of life.

  • Twenty amazing incumbent prefects 2019-2020 attended the HBHS Prefect Camp from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th September 2019. The aim of the camp was to build the leadership capabilities of the student leaders through enhancements of their communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

    Immediately stepping out of the bus, the boys began their team training whereby they eagerly participated in various mentally and physically challenging team training activities from 4 Corner Traverse, Great Escape, Pipeline, Leap of Faith and Traffic Jam to High Wire Challenge. The objectives of the activities were to build and empower students to be effective leaders by using problem solving and strategic planning skills. By participating in the activities, students learnt about team cooperation and communication with each other to create a cohesive Prefect Team. For example, the 4 Corner Traverse taught students to complete personal and team evaluation. Whereas the Leap of Faith activity encouraged students to make decisions in tough times. In all activities, the boys needed to work together to achieve the desired outcomes within the limited time and resources that were provided to each team.