Tag: Year 07

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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)

     

  • 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.

  • In Week 3, Year 7 students travelled to Fitzroy Falls for their first camp as Bushy Boys. The boys were randomly placed into ten tribes with students from several primary schools in each. Changing schools is a big step that can be challenging for any child, so camp is a great opportunity for the boys to come together and create new friendships and experiences.

    By 6am, students were beginning to fill up the school hall quite quickly. A mix of nerves and excitement filled the room by both parents and students. By about 7am, we were all on the road and ready for the 2-hour drive ahead.

    Once we arrived at Fitzroy Falls, the students gathered at the front of the camp in excitement, awaiting instructions from their new camp instructors. Students were greeted and placed into their tribes, where they then began their activities for the day. Each tribe had about 15 Year 7 boys, 2 senior mentors, a teacher and a camp instructor.

  • 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 2019 the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 students:

    • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose
    • 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 Friday 15th March, 2019
    • Ensure that their child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic

    The first visit for Homebush Boys High School is: Thursday 21st March, 2019

  • 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 Ms Coutinho.

    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: Monday 4th March, 4:00 – 6:00pm

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

    There will be Mandarin, Korean and Arabic interpreters present during the afternoon.

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

  • Homebush Boys High School "Challenge & Growth" Adventure Camp. Introduction to Outdoor Education Orientation Camp Year 7 - 2019. The following camp has been organized as part of your child curriculum and your permission is required. Ever care will be taken of the group by the supervising teachers and camp staff. However, your child has some responsibilities and obligations associated with the came, and we assume that your permission also involves an undertaking by your child to act responsibly. 

    Please click on the image to view the checklist. 

    Venue: Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Center

    Date: 13th - 15th February 2019
    Departure: 6:30am - School Hall 13th February 2019. 
    Return: 5:00pm - School Hall 15th February 2019.

    Transport: Bus

    Aim: Through the processes of Experiential Learning and using the Outdoors as a catalyst we aim to promote personal growth and group development through the use of carefully controlled, challenging experiences. The program is designed to develop a growing sense of competence in dealing with the natural environment with a strong emphasis on safety. The program is challenging, combining physical and developmental activities with the overall aim of enhancing the student's self-reliance, increasing their confidence in their own abilities and assisting them in learning to cooperate and work with others through controlled experiences

  • Greek mythology stories were passed down by the ancient Greeks to explain the origins of their world, their society and their culture. Greek mythology also provided a narrative of the lives of people, Greek gods and Greek heroes and was an important part of their religious beliefs.

    After creating profiles of the gods of Mount Olympus, Years 7HA, 7HC and 7HH researched Greek mythology stories and created comic strips demonstrating their understanding of these ancient myths.  Stories about the origins of Medusa’s snake hair, Cyclops, Pandora’s Box, the story of Persephone, King Midas and his golden touch and Cronus eating his children, were recreated in comic form. Using their creativity and “Storyboard that” (www.storyboardthat.com), an online program, students were able to create their own characters, themes and backgrounds. Below, are some impressive comics made by the following students: Ayman Chaabouh (The Death of Cronus), Sulaim Zameel (The curse of Medusa), Justin Kunjumon (King Midas), Zane Hammad (The curse of Medusa), Shaasitharaan Maheswaran (Athena’s curse).

  • Year 7 had their year assembly on 17th October 2018. 

    The school principal, Mr Elgood addressed the assembly and discussed the importance of being at the right place at the right time and doing the right thing. He also praised the Year 7s for taking pride in wearing correct school uniform.

    The relieving deputy principal, Mrs Shadwick discussed the importance of “Respect” from the school SLR (Safety, Respect, Learning) matrix.

    Mr Elgood handed out the Silver awards to the following students:

    Daniel CHOE
    Mohamed Anmar SHUKRY
    Sanjay RAGUNATHAN
    Kadhiravan SATHISH KUMAR
    Keerthan KOPPELA
    Hridayesh NARVEKAR
    Krishiv MANISH
    Ali HOSSAINI
    Jaden LUU
    Dante DUDGEON

    Thanks to Tejvir AULAKH for running the assembly so efficiently.
    Congratulations boys, Keep up the good work!

  • 7HIE had an engaging and enjoyable lesson with Mr Beal and Mrs Symonds demonstrating their knowledge and understanding of Ancient Egyptian pyramids using Minecraft. Students were required to use the information learnt in class to design and label an Ancient Egyptian pyramid and its internal chambers and passageways. Students used their knowledge, creativity and Minecraft to bring to life the burial chambers and treasures of the great Pharaohs.

    Students not only had to use prior learning about pyramids, but also skills  in the use of various technologies as they were to present their designs in PowerPoint and upload their finished product onto Moodle for marking.

  • In groups of 4, students from classes 7HA, 7HC and 7HH, presented and performed the mummification process in front of their peers. Each group had 1 narrator who explained the steps of mummification, 2 embalmers who performed the process and a body of a ‘deceased’ person. Each group needed to organise and bring: ‘internal organs’, Canopic jars, a hook, and scrolls from the Book of the Dead. All students illustrated a good understanding of the mummification process and were able to present an historically accurate representation of ancient Egyptian burial practices. Below, is an article written by 3 students about this activity. The mummification process is based on Greek historian, Herodotus’ account. 

    The Mummification Process -Written By Aarav, Shaasi & Jaden, 7HA

    Three year 7 classes did a unique and exciting mummification task, where they mummified their peer’s body. All classes had fun doing the mummification process and put in lot of effort.

  • On Tuesday 14 August, the Year 7s participated in the World of Maths incursion. This incursion provided a special opportunity for students to engage in Mathematics in unique and fun ways. There were various puzzles for the small groups to solve, leading to lots of loud and excited discussions.
    The students all enjoyed the puzzles and it became difficult to move the students away from the puzzles once their time was up. After every session, there were always students commenting that they wanted more time to solve them all. A few students even wanted to stay behind at recess to finish the puzzles!
    A very special thanks to Peter Wilson from the World of Maths for running this wonderful incursion for our school again this year.

  • The Year 7 and 8 Parent and Teacher interviews are on Tuesday 3 July 2018 from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm.

    Student reports will be available from the School Office from 3:30 pm.

    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 3 July 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 4 July 2018.

    Meeting Rooms for the day are as follows:

  • The Annual John Symond All Boys Public Speaking Competition created a stir in the school hall on Tuesday, 20th March when some 22 nervous and eager speakers took to the podium. The first session consisted of students from years 10 to 12 speakers kept the junior and the first timers spellbound. The most popular topics were Salt and Pepper and Born to Run.

    Eric Duong’s take on the plight of the Indigenous Australia kept us spellbound. His litany of the atrocities against Aborigines and his forceful presentation left a mark with each and every person in the hall. There was pin drop silence before the audience burst into a tumultuous applause. Fawad Faheem, Usman Shariet and Niranjan Raghunath, all spoke eloquently. It was very difficult to pick out winners.

  • The Year 7 Meet the Teacher afternoon will be held on Tuesday 6 March 2018, from 4:00pm till 6:30pm.

    This is a great opportunity for Year 7 parents to meet the Year 7 teachers and gain a better understanding of our School and subject expectations.

    Each key learning area will hold an individual stall under the Fig Tree in the school playground and staff will be available to meet and greet parents. Please note that this is not a formal parent and teacher afternoon and staff will not be reporting on individual student progress.

    Parents are also invited to attend a special presentation at 5:30 pm in the School Hall. Mr Kennedy, Mrs Shadwick, Ms Singh, Mr Burke and Ms Chapman will address Year 7 parents. The focus will be on our Bushy Boy behaviours and the Year 7 transition programs in 2018.

    All Year 7 Parents, carers and students are welcome to attend.

    If you have any further enquiries, please contact myself or Mrs Matina Shadwick (Relieving Deputy Principal) on 9764 3611.

  • Homebush Boys High School "Challenge & Growth" Adventure Camp. Introduction to Outdoor Education Orientation Camp Year 7 - 2018. The following camp has been organized as part of your child curriculum and your permission is required. Ever care will be taken of the group by the supervising teachers and camp staff. However, your child has some responsibilities and obligations associated with the came, and we assume that your permission also involves an undertaking by your child to act responsibly. 

    Please click on the image for the full information letter, checklist and medical forms. 

    Venue: Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Center

    Date: 14th - 16th February 2018
    Departure: 6:30am - School Hall 14th February 2018. 
    Return: 5:00pm - School Hall 16th February 2018.

    Cost:$370

    Transport:Bus

    Aim: Through the processes of Experiential Learning and using the Outdoors as a catalyst we aim to promote personal growth and group development through the use of carefully controlled, challenging experiences. The program is designed to develop a growing sense of competence in dealing with the natural environment with a strong emphasis on safety. The program is challenging, combining physical and developmental activities with the overall aim of enhancing the student's self-reliance, increasing their confidence in their own abilities and assisting them in learning to cooperate and work with others through controlled experiences

  • During Term 1 year 7 students will be involved in the Peer Support Program. Each week groups of students will meet with 2 Peer Leaders and work through a range of activities that focus on building connections and addressing a range of behaviours including the prevention of bullying. Meeting in small groups allows meaningful connections to form, assisting students with the transition to secondary school.

    Over a period of 9 weeks, students will acknowledge their strengths and learn skills to build resilience, identify how to develop, maintain and repair friendships, develop understanding of a range of behaviours including bullying and learn strategies in order to respond appropriately in a variety of situations.

  • A reminder that Year 7, 2018 Orientation Day will be held on Tuesday 5 December from 9.30am, finishing approximately at 12.30pm.

    Students and parents are required to attend the school at this time. We look forward to seeing you all here on Tuesday.

    Please contact Mrs Whelan in the front office (Ph: 97643611) if you have any questions about the day.

  • In early 2017 parents/carers of Year 7 students were asked to provide consent for their children to receive three doses of HPV vaccine in the NSW School Vaccination Program.

    Most* Year 7 students who have received two doses of HPV vaccine are considered to be fully vaccinated and do not require a further dose.

    This change is based on recent international studies that show for children aged 9 to 14 years of age, two doses of HPV vaccine provide the same protection as three doses, as long as the second dose is given at least six months after the first dose. Based on this evidence, the World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends a two-dose HPV schedule, and this has already been adopted in comparable countries (i.e. the UK, Canada, the United States and New Zealand) and is now being adopted in Australia.