Tag: Year 07

  • Zootopia and Utopias – 7A “Heroes” English Assignments

    Last term 7A completed a wonderful, enriching unit of work written by Ms Yong and delivered by Ms Bonis on “Heroes”. The objective was to expand understanding of the concept of heroes and apply this to real life contexts. The unit explored what it means to be a hero through the film medium, with close analysis of the film Zootopia. Students analysed the filmic features, but also went beyond this examining a range of heroes through history and in our everyday lives. This culminated in the appreciation of how we can all advocate for change in our worlds.

  • Badminton Coaching - Sydney Jets

    Mr. Joe Teh from the Sydney Jets Badminton Academy is offering free Badminton training to Homebush Boys High School Students in Year 7 and Year 8. He coaches players from beginners up to national level who are playing in the international arena. 

    When: Friday, Week 2, Term 2, 2017 onwards

    Where: School New Gymnasium, Homebush Boys High School

    Time:Every Friday (School Term), 3:15pm - 4:30pm

    Students are to be in P.E. uniform and indoor sporting shoes (compulsory)

    Permission notescan be collected from and returned to Mr. Ha (Maths Dept.) or Mr .Ramana (AV room)

  • Word Flyers

    I am pleased to inform you that all students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are now enrolled in a literacy on-line program. It is a wonderful year-long course which students will be encouraged to work through predominantly as homework. For students in Years 8 and 9 this involvement in a continuation of last year’s program.

    The program, WordFlyers (www.wordflyers.com.au), is a product developed by Blake Education, the same company that has developed the popular Reading Eggs in primary school. Each student will be working at his own pace and each student will start at his own ability level.

  • Year 7 Vaccination - 23rd 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 2017 the following vaccines will be offered to Year 7 students:
    • dTpa vaccine (Diphtheria, Tetanus & Pertussis (whooping cough)) as a single dose
    • varicella vaccine (chickenpox) as a single dose; and
    • human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in a 3-dose schedule at 0, 2 and 6 months (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)
  • 2017 Year 7 Camp - Report

    The camp at Fitzroy Falls was an amazing experience for not only the new Year 7 students but also for the staff. This was the first time the school camped at this site and the students were fortunate to have new tents when camping out at night. They enjoyed the wonderful activities that were on offer including abseiling, archery, camping out and damper making, mountain bike riding, archery, the giant swing, the Koori experience just to name a few.

     The Year 12 leaders were very mature and outstanding in their efforts to support students and staff throughout the camp experience. A big thank you to all the students.
    I would like to thank the fantastic staff who attended and completed most, if not all, the activities with the students. Firstly thanks to Sharon Cuneen for organising the camp, John Kennedy, Jon Sculthorpe, Lara Hasham, Thomas Lee, Emily Yong, Kate Crosby, Nina Sing, Tham Sivasothy, Yasmine Manzalji, Michelle Countinho, Michael O’Connell and Michael Talarico. We all had a tiring but fulfilling camp experience.

    All the photos from the Year 7 Camp have been uploaded onto the School's Facebook Page

  • Year 7 Meet the Teacher Afternoon

    Year 7 meet the teacher afternoon for parents/carers and students.

    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 Advisor Ms Cuneen.

    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 28th February 2017

    Where: Around the Fig Tree Area

    Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm

    For more information please contact Mrs Paleothodoros Deputy Principal on 9764 3611 (Ext 103).


  • Year 7 Camp - Fitzroy Falls

    Homebush Boys High School "Challenge & Growth" Adventure Camp. Introduction to Outdoor Education Orientation Camp Year 7 - 2017

    Please click on the image for the full information letter.

    Venue: Fitzroy Falls Conference & Adventure Center

    Numer of Students: based on 170 Students & 20 Prefects

    Date: 15th - 17th Feb 2017

    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.

    Using the outdoors creates a great learning environment with this in perspective we deliver our programs based on the following priorities;-

    •  SAFETY being aware of one’s own safety and the safety of other members in the group.
    • To offer an ENJOYABLE experience, to feel really good about "oneself" and being with "others" in the group.
    • NEW EXPERIENCES, which in turn lead in to Learning Experiences
    • TRANSFERRING the experience, APPLYING to everyday life
  • Year 7 Mummification

    7F history students were wrapped up in an ancient process, a process we know as mummification. As part of our study of ancient societies, year 7 are learning about ancient Egyptian burial customs.

    Through this role-play activity, students in groups of three had different roles to enact. One student was the Chief priest performing the tasks, another student also acted as a priest who read the meticulous instructions required in mummification and the last student had to lie extremely still.

    The students learnt the step-by-step process involved in mummification as well as its religious significance in ancient Egyptian society. It provided them a hands on way of learning the steps involved in this ancient procedure, in a way I’m sure they’ll never forget.

    Ms Yong

  • New South Wales Combined High School (NSWCHS) Carnival

    My name is James Wark, I’m 13 years old and one of the best shot-putters in the state. That may be a slight exaggeration, but of the thousands of kids in NSW, I am the 15th best. But that didn’t happen by chance.

    It all began at the School Athletics Carnival. A throw of 9.70m got me first and into zone, along with a few other events. At the zone carnival I came 2nd and qualified for the regional carnival. This was one step closer to CHS which was very exciting for me. At regional, after a throw of 10.78m, I came away with a bright green jacket and another 2nd place, a sure spot for CHS. In the mail came my second jacket, the black and red Sydney North representative one. Finally, the day came. A decent throw and an OK position was good, but just the idea of being at the CHS made me ecstatic. With the last jacket, light and dark blue, came the end of the adventure. After 4 months and 3 jackets later, I am pleased to have reached this level in my first year at Homebush Boys High School and look forward to next year where I hope I can improve.

    James Wark, Year 7

  • Bully Buster

    Dear Yr 7 Parents/Caregivers,

    The Year 7 students of 2016 will be participating in a CLASS ACT THEATRE INC production ‘Bully Busters’. The aim of this production is to improve their understanding of ‘what is bullying and the benefits of learning and living in a bully free environment.

    Cost to participate in this Class Act is $5.00.

    Date: Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 9.20 Am,

    Venue: Homebush Boys High School.

    Please pay $5.00 to the front office by 26/08/16 Friday.

  • Year 7 - Front row seat for the Bulldogs game

    LaitheSabha, Year 7 had a front row seat as ball boy for the mighty Bulldogs as they destroyed Manly at their home ground atBrookvale Oval on the opening Friday of theNRL competition.Laithe plays Rugby League for theBankstown Bulls and has exhibited dedication and commitment since starting atHomebush Boys High School where he is a member of the 13 Years Rugby team which trains each Wednesday morning at 7.30am.

    Laithe was captain of Banksia Rd. Public School and displayed “Bushie” spirit recently when he proudly wore his Homebush Boys High School uniform when he attended a function hosted by the NSW Premier, Mr. Mike Baird. The function focussed on social inclusion and engagement by addressing the aspirations and concerns of Muslim boys.

  • Year 7 - Basketball

    Year 7 student reflections atHomebush Boys High School.

    Matthew 7E: When I started high school on 28th Jan l loved it. All of the teachers were really kind and awesome, we were welcomed like we were a new family.

    Arzaqy 7E: At the start of high school l was very nervous but because of the kindness of the rest of the boys displayed to me the transition from primary to high school was a lot easier than expected.

    Joedi 7E: I've only been here a week and a half and I already feel like I fit in.

    The photo - Oscar, Teresa and Adrian, our families support us at the 2nd grade basketball semi- final.

  • Let your Child continue to soar with WordFlyers

    WordFlyers – Use it 30 minutes a day for Literacy development!

    All students in Years 7, 8 and 9 are now enrolled in the online literacy program called WordFlyers. This is the second year that the English Faculty has endorsed this wonderful initiative. Whilst students will work on it in class as part of the curriculum, the real benefits will be realised through daily use by the students at home. Half-an hour each night will help each student develop his reading, writing and comprehension skills enormously.
    All students have been registered and they have log-ins and passwords to access the program NOW. The program caters for each student as all the activities are specific to student’s needs.
    Please encourage your child to use it, ask him about the activities he is completing and the levels he is up to in the program.
    Any queries can be addressed to Mr Elaro in the English Faculty.

  • Year 7 Camp - 2016

    "Challenge & Growth" 
    Adventure Camp Year 7 - 2016

    Venue: Coolendel (Base) - Shoalhaven River / Morton National

    Date: 10th to 12th February 2016

    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. 

    Please Click on the picture for full detailed newsletter regarding the year 7 camp 2016. 

  • Cross KLA Assessment at Homebush Boys

    Maze RunnerAssessment is an integral part of teaching and learning. Well-designed assessment is central to engaging students and this year's speaking assessment tasks did just that. Here are two exemplary speeches delivered this year by Cooper (7A) and Fawad (9A). A cross K.L.A project run by Ms. Ball, Mr Lai and his exceptional year 11 Multimedia class enabled students to utilise their skills to capture the wonderful speeches.

  • English Gifted and Talented Program

    Exploring the Neverending Story with ChessMs. Ball’s Year 7 English Gifted and Talented Program
    This term 7A English, under the guidance of Ms. Ball, have been working on an innovative unit of work geared toward Gifted and talented students. The unit of work was centred on the Fantasy Genre and had students choose and critically explore their own text and had them utilise a variety of different strategies that were provided.

  • Exciting Development in Literacy

    The English Faculty is pleased to announce that we have initiated the participation of all Year 7, 8 and 9 students in an outstanding on-line literacy program called WordFlyers (www.wordflyers.com.au). This program incorporates reading, writing, spelling and grammar skills that cater for each student’s needs. As well there is a component that is linked to the NAPLAN literacy exams for years 7 and 9. It is an excellent way to reinforce what is being taught, and the skills being developed, in the classroom.

  • Year 7 Camp 2015 - Student Reflections

    The year 7 camp 2015 was very successful and below are the reflections from two of the students.
    Please visit our school facebook page for the pictures from the year 7 camp. 

    Caleb Rinakama
    My name is Caleb Rinakama and I am in Year 7 for 2015. I am in class 7A and experiences for the first few weeks at Homebush Boys High School have been very enlightening.

  • Year 7 - Meet the Teacher Afternoon

    Who/What: Parents are invited to our school to meet the Year 7 teachers.

    When: Tuesday 3rd March, 2015, 4pm-6pm

    Where: Fig Tree, Homebush Boys High School

    A BBQ and refreshments will be provided by our school community.

    The aim is to meet your son’s teachers and to share information relating to the settling in of your son at Homebush Boys’ High School. It will be informal although there will be information handed out relating to subject areas.

    We want this occasion to be a positive and constructive collaboration as developing strong and effectual partnerships between staff and parents has a significant effect on the education of our boys. 

    We have also put up all the pictures taken from the 2015 Year 7 Camp. Please enjoy the pictures located on our facebook page or click on the picture above. 

  • Study Skills 2015

    Homebush Boys High School’s, 2015, Study Skills Program, commences in the first weeks of school. The 7-12, Study Skills Program, is an essential part of the school’s curriculum. The Study Skills Program assists students with their educational endeavours.

    Year 7, for 2015, will be the first year to commence with the program. They will then be followed by the rest of the school year cohorts. Topics will include assessment schedules, getting organised, goal setting and studying in high school.