Tag: Year 07

  • Year 7 SRC Voting

    Voting for the Year 7 2021 Student Representative Council is now officially open and will close on Friday 19 March.

    Year 7 students will have the opportunity to vote for two students in their year group who they believe will be an inspiring, committed and passionate student leader.

    The SRC communicates student ideas and concerns to the SRC Coordinator, School Executive and the P & C Committee. These student leaders also plan, deliver and evaluate school and community based initiatives and events.

    Voting will take place on Moodle by clicking on the following school moodle link - Year 7 SRC Voting

  • Year 7 Vaccination

    NSW School Vaccination Program

    Each year NSW Health offers the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program;

    In 2021 the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 students:

    • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose And
    • human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 2-dose schedule at least 6 months apart (Students who commence HPV vaccination in Year 7 but do not complete the course may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8)

    Parent Information Kits will be sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:

    • Read all the information provided
    • Complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive
    • Return the completed consent form to the Front Office by; Monday 15 March, 2021
    • Ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic

    The first visit for Homebush Boys High School is: Friday 19 March, 2021

  • Year 7 Meet the Teachers

    Year 7 Meet the Teacher Afternoon for Parents/Carers and Students Tuesday 16 March 2021 (4:00 – 5:30pm)

    Homebush Boys High School is hosting our annual Year 7 Meet the Teacher Afternoon. This is an excellent opportunity for parents/carers to meet Year 7 teachers from every subject area and an opportunity to meet the Year 7 Adviser Mr Kisso.

    Our aim is to provide an informal meet and greet session for all students, parents and Year 7 teachers, in a friendly environment where there is an opportunity to interact and provide educational information. This will held on:

    Tuesday 16th March 2021 4:00 – 5:30pm (around our Fig Tree Area)

    The Homebush Boys High School community will be providing food and refreshments, with the assistance of student leaders.

    Please note that due to the current pandemic, a COVID safe plan will be implemented and a sign in will be required while entering the premises.


    If you have any questions in regards to this event, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Dalamagas Deputy Principal Homebush Boys High School, on 9764 3611. ​

     

  • Open Night Invitation & Enrichment EOI

    Update 04/03/2021: Please note the number of visitors to the open night workshops have been increased to 60 people per session. Please ensure you make a booking via the link below so as not to miss out on any of the activities. 

    On Tuesday 9 March, Homebush Boys High School will host an Open Night for families of Year 7 2022 students.

    Families will hear from our Principal, tour the school, experience faculty workshops and have opportunities to ask staff and students questions.

    Bookings are to be made via the following website:

    https://www.trybooking.com/BPFEU

    There are three time slots available with a limit of 30 people per session. 
    All students and parents are welcome provided bookings are made.

    Bookings will be open from 1st March at 9am with a maximum of two people per booking.

    We look forward to opening our school to larger groups when Covid restrictions ease.

    Expressions of interest are sought from local enrolments seeking placement in the Homebush Boys High School Enrichment Class – Year 7 2022. Once you have registered your interest, an information pack will be sent to you. The pack will include the following:

    • the application form and process;
    • information about the Enrichment Class test and when it will occur;
    • Enrichment Class test fee and payment method.
  • Year 7 Photo ID

    On Tuesday 2 March 2021, Year 7 will be participating in photo day for their school ID card. It is important for your son to attend this day, as his official school photo will be taken. All students must be in full school uniform. This includes a tie, correct coloured pants, black leather shoes and a clean button-up shirt.

    If there are any questions about the event please do not hestiate to contact the school and ask to be referred to Mr Kisso.​

  • Year 7 - Best Start Reading and Numeracy

    This Term, all Year 7 students will be involved in reading and numeracy Best Start assessment.

    Best Start is a NSW Department of Education on-line assessment available to support schools to assess and monitor student progress. This assessment supplements existing school practices to identify how students are performing in reading and numeracy, and assists schools to respond to student needs in these areas. It supplements the Year 7 NAPLAN tests, later this year.

    This assessment is scheduled for Thursday 25th February (Week 5 of Term 1). Your support is requested to ensure that your son is present at school on that day.
    In relation to the Best Start assessment, please note that:

  • Presentation Day 2020 - Broadcast

    Our annual Presentation Day Assembly had to be held in a different form this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, we held five separate year assemblies between Tuesday 7th December and Thursday 10th December 2020 to celebrate the achievements of students from years 7-11. To enable parents, caregivers, and the community to share in the successes of the students at Homebush Boys High School this year, each year group assembly has been recorded and is available for viewing at the links below.
    Congratulations to all on their academic, sporting and extra-curricular achievements in 2020.
     
    Presentation Day Video Links - YouTube PlayList
  • Year 6 to 7 Transition - Virtual Day 2020

    Welcome to our Year 6 to 7 Virtual Transition Day Information. We have created presentations from key staff members regarding information directly relevant to the successful transition of your son from Year 6 to Year 7 at Homebush Boys High School. If you have any questions please feel free to contact the school office on (02) 9764-3611 or fill in the following Form and we will get back to you shortly. 

  • BYOD Prices - Year 7 Parents - 2021

    What isBYOD Initiative?

    BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. BYOD refers to the policy for permitting students to bring their own devices (laptops/tablets) to school, and to use those devices to access the DEC wireless network and other school resources.

    Lenovo GoogleChromebook

    We recommend the “Lenovo 100e Chromebook Gen 2" be the first choice for the BYOD initiative to all students. This decision was made with careful considerations of many factors including but not limited to cost, functionality, durability and usability. We have been in touch with numerous suppliers and finalised the lowest cost and procedures to acquire our recommended BYOD - Lenovo 100e Chromebook.

    Purchasing Options for the Lenovo Google Chromebook?

    To simplify the buying procedure, we have partnered with Lenovo & Digitally Driven to offer the best possible price for the device. Parents/carers have the option to buy an Asus Chromebook through our negotiated pricing with Digitally Driven. Your son will be given a free school google account to use the device.

    For your convenience, you can pay via our online payment system or you can also pay the school front office and receive the device when it is delivered to the school. 

  • Literacy & Numeracy Parental Information

    Parents & caregivers of Years 7, 9 and 10 students -

    Further to the email sent to you early in April, please note that weekly on-line literacy numeracy exercises​ for your son are now in the third week. These exercises will continue weekly until the end of Term 2, even if normal schooling resumes during this time.

    It will be remembered that, with the cancellation of the Year 7 & 9 NAPLAN tests this year, these exercises are providing important information about your son's literacy & numeracy progress. In Year 10, they are also good preparation for the Minimum Standards tests, which will now likely be held near the end of this Term.

  • Year 7 Meet the Teacher Afternoon

    Homebush Boys High School is hosting our annual Year 7 Meet the Teacher Afternoon. This is an excellent opportunity for parents/carers to meet Year 7 teachers from every subject area and an opportunity to meet the Year 7 Adviser Mr Lee.

    Our aim is to provide an informal meet and greet session for all students, parents and Year 7 teachers, in a friendly environment where there is an opportunity to interact and provide educational information.

    When: Tuesday 10th March, 4:00 – 6:00pm

    Where: 4:00 – 4:30pm (School Hall – Year 7 Camp highlights and information session)
    4:30 – 6:00pm (around our Fig Tree)

    If you have any questions in regards to this event, please do not hesitate to contact Ms Player, Deputy Principal Homebush Boys High School, on 9764 3611.
     

  • Year 7 Vaccination - 20th March

    Each year NSW Health offers the vaccines recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council for adolescents as part of the school vaccination program;
    In 2020the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 students:  

    • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose And
    • human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 2-dose schedule (Students who commence HPV vaccination in Year 7 but do not complete the course may be offered catch-up doses at school in Year 8)

    Parent Information Kits will be sent home to parents/guardians. To consent to the vaccination of their child, parents/guardians are advised to:

    • Read all the information provided
    • Complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive
    • Return the completed consent form to the Front Office by; Monday 16 March, 2020
    • Ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic
  • Years 7, 11 and 12 Embrace a Positive Mindset and Resilience

    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.

     

  • Student Gear Checklist - Year 7 Camp 2020

    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
  • Open Night - Year 7 2021

    Parents and Guardians of students currently in Year 6 (2020) who are interested in our Year 7 Class for 2021 are invited to attend our Open Night to share our vision for the future.
     
    When: Tuesday 25th February, 2020
    Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm 
    Where: Homebush Boys High School
     
    For more information please call the school office on (02)97643611.
     
    All welcome! 
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    On Friday the 15th 7ENGA participated in an event organised by Ms Yong. A member of Bell Shakespeare called Paul came in to explain to us what ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is about and also drama as a genre. Throughout the duration of the session, he instructed us to complete a variety of activities. The first activity he told us to do was to sit in a circle and one by one tell our names to Paul and one thing we enjoyed. The second activity was a game in which we had to walk around when he said stop, we stopped. When he said to go, we began walking again. To make the activity more challenging Paul added new actions one was to jump one was to clap. He proceeded to add fast and slow. Finally to make the activity more challenging he reversed all the actions so stop was go and go was stop. The second activity was an acting activity in which 7A students formed groups and tried to create objects using only our bodies. One object was a toilet and people scrambled to get the seat, than the person sitting on the seat and etc. The final activity he had us do was he made us act out two sections for ‘A Midsummers Night’s Dream’ and every group tried to make the characters as believable as possible. After performing, Paul would give advice to make it better and the group tried again. Paul taught us the main idea of drama, that actors have to be spontaneous and have to be able to act on the spot with creative ideas. I think the most enjoyable aspect of Paul teaching us was that we got to act and experience drama in a practical way. The style in which Paul taught was very intriguing and engaging which made us focus more on what he was saying.

    By Christopher Xie

  • World of Maths Roadshow

    Last Friday, on the 16th August, Years 7s participated in the annual World of Maths Roadshow and they were introduced to a new exciting world of mathematics. They were split into groups to explore some “mind-boggling” and “brain-breaking" problems, which required some strong lateral thinking to solve. Students were encouraged to cooperate with one another and share ideas with each other. ​They worked well together in their groups and solved the puzzles one by one. Students enjoyed the experience and some of them commented:

    “It was a mind-blowing experience and we had a lot of fun. It was good brain stimulation.”

    “We had a math-tacular day!”

    As always, a big thank you to the World of Maths and our presenter, Pak.

  • Year 7 & 8 Parent and Teacher Interviews

    The Year 7 and 8 Parent and Teacher interviews are on Tuesday 2nd July 2019 from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm. Please click on read more to view the location of each faculty.

    Student reports will be available online through the Parent Portal from Monday 1st July 2019.

    Teacher appointments can be made via Moodle. Please click on the image for 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 2nd July 2019.

    Interpreter assistance will be provided on the night. Please email Emily Yong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require an interpreter.

    If you have any further enquiries, please contact the school on 9764 3611.

  • BGHS Year 7 & 8 Combined Disco

    The Year 7 and 8 Disco initiative that our Prefects have been busy organising has arrived. The exciting event has been scheduled for Wednesday 19th June 2019 from 6-8 pm in the Burwood Girls School Hall. Pay $10 to the front office to secure your date. Light refreshment will be served. Come along and have some fun with your friends.

    When: Wednesday 19th June, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm 

    Where: Burwood Girls School Hall

    Price: $10 (Front Office)

     

  • Year 7 & 9 NAPLAN Important Information

    As you know, your son has been participating in NAPLAN Online during this and the previous week. Regrettably, there were some connectivity issues that disrupted your child’s experience during testing. Understandably, some students may have been impacted to an extent that affected their performance in the assessment.

    The connectivity issues were reported to the national education testing authorities responsible for NAPLAN Online, who have now decided that eligible students will have the opportunity to re-sit the tests on Tuesday 28th May.

    In your son’s case, he is able to re-sit the writing test.

    Re-sitting the NAPLAN writing test is entirely optional, and your son does not have to participate if you do not wish him to do so. In considering whether your son should re-sit the test, please be aware that only the result of the second test will be recorded as your son’s result for NAPLAN 2019.