Tag: Year 07

  • Faculty: Social Sciences - Geography

    Due Date: Term 2, Weeks 6 - Monday 1st June 2020

    Report Outcomes:

    1. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of processes and influences that form and transform places and environments
    2. Researches and presents geographical information from a variety of sources
    3. Shows competency in processing geographical information by selecting and using geographical tools for inquiry
    4. Communicates geographical information using a variety of strategies 

    Task Description:

    Geomorphic processes are any movement of the earth’s surface. These movements can lead to various geomorphological hazards such as:

    • Volcanic eruptions
    • Earthquakes
    • Tsunamis

     Please click on the image to see the full details 

     
  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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 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.

     

  • 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
  • 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! 
  • 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

  • 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.