Tag: Year 08

  • In light of the COVID Pandemic restrictions, Homebush Boys High School will be conducting Year 8 and 10 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone.

    The telephone Interviews have been scheduled for Thursday 15 October 2020 from 3.15pm to 6.15pm.

    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:

    https://tinyurl.com/HBHS-2020-Yr8-Yr10-PT

    This is an opportunity for Parents to discuss how their son is progressing in his schooling. The booking system consists of a 5-minute meeting per parent per student basis. The onus is on the student to make the necessary bookings and the Parent to ensure that this occurs.

    Should you or your son have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Syarief Achmed, Deputy Principal (Year 8) or Ms Catherine Player, Deputy Principal (Year 10) on (02) 9764 3611

     

  • Faculty: English - Year 10 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date:

    Copy of speech: Monday 10th August, T3 2020

    Presentation: Thursday 13th August, T3 2020

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: During your lesson

    Syllabus Component: Multimodal - Speaking/ Representing

    Task Description:

    • Please click on the image to see the full details.

     

  • What an amazing day at the charming Strathdale Nursing Home!

    To spread the Christmas cheer and put a smile on some wonderful elderly faces, a group of year 8 boys visited Strathdale Nursing Home at Strathfield. We boys walked with our Year Adviser, Mrs Singh and gave the residents a heartfelt beautifully written Christmas cards and some confectionery (Candy Canes, Korean Lollies and Chocolates).

    We were pleased to see the positive reactions of the residents. They were extremely happy to receive the cards and were really excited to eat the confectionery. As we walked around the premises, we greeted the residents and conveyed our kind wishes on the festive occasion of Christmas. We all made small chat with them and got to know them. All of the residents were extremely grateful to be visited and be wished a Merry Christmas. As we were leaving, one lady gave us a box of chocolates and a little thank you message to thank us all for our visit. It was a very touching moment. We realised that some of the residents were quite surprised to have visitors over as no one ever visits them.

    When we left, we realised how just a little card and a lolly could change a frown to a smile and bring so much joy in some lonely hearts. We felt that every deed no matter how small could make a difference. Everybody needs a gift for Christmas, no matter how little.

    Year 8s

  • For the month of November, selected boys from Year 8 and Year 10 are spending their Tuesdays making artworks for the Lidcombe Center. This was a way to congratulate these students of their efforts in Visual Arts this year and to inspire them for their further studies next year. Each week the boys are making artworks that are then uploaded to the Lidcombe Centre's Facebook and Instagram pages, voted on by the public and awards of $200 and $100 will be given to the winning artworks. Working closely with the marketing manager of the Lidcombe Centre, Setty Ferdousian, we are looking forward to displaying more work in the centre, creating murals and finding news ways in which the creative arts at Homebush Boys High School can engage with its community in valuable and sustainable ways.

  • NSW School of Languages offers enrolment in the following languages:

    • Chinese
    • French
    • German
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Modern Greek
    • Portuguese
    • Russian
    • Spanish

    NSW School of Languages caters for students in Years 9 to 12 who attend a NSW or ACT Government or non-Government school which does not offer one of the above languages. Any students in Years 8 or 10 wishing to enrol to study a language not offered at Homebush Boys High should see Ms Symonds in the History Staffroom for an enrolment application.
    Application closing date: 13th November 2019.

  • The 2019 Ride the Korean Wave Incursion was really cool and fun. I learnt a lot from the cooking and patchwork sessions and enjoyed K-pop dancing and Taekwondo practices. I do thank all the performers and teachers who came to spread Korean culture.

    Firstly, even though I already knew how to sew, I was taught much more techniques from the craft class. I was able to make a pretty bookmark at the end of the lesson and I use it for the book I’m currently reading.

    As for the cooking, I made a huge mistake - I put one of the oils to marinate the meat! I thought I was doing it right until I discovered that the oil would be burnt straight away if it were cooked. Fortunately, we were wisely guided and the bibimbap we made was delicious. 

  • There will be a Year 8 information evening regarding the subject selection process for students entering Year 9 in 2020.

    The evening will cover the process for transition of students into Year 9 and the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) requirements. The explicit information provided will be about the subject selection process at Homebush Boys High School and NESA requirements. There will also be representatives from each faculty with information specific to particular courses being offered in 2020. At the end of the NESA presentation, there will be an opportunity for questioning and meeting faculty representatives to further clarify any issues that may arise.

    Where: Homebush Boys High School Hall
    When:Monday 1st July 2019
    Time:Registration 4:30 - 5:00 pm (Presentations 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

    A subject information booklet will also be distributed on the night during registration, outlining the courses on offer to assist students in making informed decisions.

    This Subject Selection Evening is for students and parents. If you have any enquiries in regards to this evening, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs A Paleothodoros on 9764 3611.


     

     
  • During the term, our Year 8E English class started work on poetry; focusing on poetic language and the study of key poets. We were then asked to write our own poems, using techniques we had learned. In the beginning, when we started writing our own poems, there were only a handful of good ones. However, as time went on and with the help of Miss Mirkova, we finally managed to improve. So, Miss decided to put the best poems in an Anthology, in fact, the very one before you. We all set off and after a lot of hard work, we finally managed to get all the poems completed. I would like to thank Mr. Beal, who helped publish this anthology – as a book and electronically. As well, Anagyrios Kallos and William Knight helped me to type up the poems and edit them for publication. I would also like to thank Nadeem Shaifullah, who came up with the images used in the anthology. We hope that everybody who reads this book will appreciate our effort. Enjoy

    By Eli Mansfield, Year 8

  • There will be an information evening regarding the subject selection process for the students going from year 8 into year 9 and students going from year 10 into year 11 in 2019.

    The evening will cover the process undergone for the transition of the students and the NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) requirements. The information given will be more about the subject selection process, rather than about specific subjects.

    Year 9 Subject Selection Details
    Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
    When: Tuesday 31 of July, 2018
    Time: Registration 4:30-5:00pm, Presentations 5:00-6:00pm

    Year 11 Subject Selection Details
    Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
    When: Tuesday 31 of July, 2018
    Time: Registration 6:00-6:30pm, Presentations 6:30-8:00pm

    A subject information booklet will also be handed out on the night to help in this decision.

     

     

  • 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:

  • On 11 August 2017, 40 boys from Chinese 8E, 8G and Year 11 Chinese Beginners went on an excursion to Sinofield Chinese Centre, Blue Mountains.

    Sinofield is a non-profit organisation providing professional consultation and project management in school education and culture-oriented programs.

    It was warm and sunny when we left in the morning, however it was windy and cold in the Blue Mountains when we arrived at Sinofield after one and a half hours. However, all our students were very excited.

  • There will be a Year 8 information evening regarding the elective subject selection process for the students going from year 8 into year 9 in 2018.

    The evening will cover the process undergone for the transition of the students into year 9 and the NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) requirements. The information given will be more about the subject selection process, rather than about specific subjects.

    Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
    When: Thursday 24th of August, 2017
    Time: 6.00pm start

    A subject information booklet will also be handed out on the night to help in this decision.

    This meeting is for parents. However, students are most welcome to attend. The information will be repeated for year 8 within the following weeks during their classes.

  • On Thursday 25th May, 8A, 8B, 7A and 7B Maths classes attended Inquisitive Minds’ workshop in the hall. Inquisitive Minds’s partners with MANSW (The Mathematical Association of NSW) to challenge students via workshops which incorporate hands on lessons, activities and competitions. These workshops are designed to improve student’s attitude and performance in Mathematics. It helps students to think “outside the box”. The workshop presented the students with a fantastic variety of mathematical challenges which kept them engaged and motivated throughout.

    M.Kaur

  • 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)

  • 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.

  • Homebush Boys’ Year 8 debating team excelled in this year’s Premiers Debating Competition. The team reached the regional quarter finals through sheer hard work and great team work.

    The team, Timothy Choong (first speaker), Nabeel Rana (second speaker), Shivam Bhonsel (third speaker) and David Li (team advisor), developed strong team dynamics which helped them overcome several strong debating teams.

    Two members of the team started debating in Year 7. The team captain, Shivam Bhonsel, reflected, “We enjoyed the competition, improved with every debate and had lots of fun along the way.”

  • The future of Australia rests in the hands of its young people, and one student showing an interest in shaping Australia’s future is our year 8 student Bassam Maaliki. Bassam has been accepted into the New South Wales Junior Parliament for 2016, an amazing accomplishment that will allow him to represent his community with pride. Part of this initiative will involve him spending a week, talking with like-minded students from across NSW before spending two days debating on particular issues before members of parliament.

    Bassam will be working alongside 9 other students in the Multicultural Committee, discussing ideas, issues and solutions to problems that have been identified in their communities. This is an excellent opportunity to build skills in leadership and public speaking and learn a number of other skills that will allow Bassam to demonstrate his drive to improve his community and affect the future direction of NSW.

    Homebush Boys High School congratulates Bassam for the work he has done so far in being accepted into this lucrative program and wishes him all the best as he works through the program in the upcoming weeks.

  • A parent/guardian and student information evening and a year 8 assembly were held in the School Hall respectively on Thursday 18th of August 2016 and Tuesday 30th of August 2016 to clarify the process and help students to make their decisions. The decision needs to be made by the student’s entire family as they will all be affected by the decision.

    What does it mean at Homebush Boys High School?

    Students entering Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10) of their schooling are beginning a two-year course of study which leads to the award of the Record of School Achievement (ROSA). Students will undertake a combination of compulsory (core) subjects and elective subjects in Stage 5.

  • There will be a Year 8 information evening regarding the elective subject selection process for the students going from year 8 into year 9 in 2017.

    The evening will cover the process undergone for the transition of the students into year 9 and the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES) requirements. The information given will be more about the subject selection process, rather than about specific subjects.

    Where: Homebush Boys High School hall
    When: Thursday 18th August
    Time: 6.00pm start

    A subject information booklet will also be handed out on the night to help in this decision.

    This meeting is for parents. However, students are most welcome to attend. The information will be repeated for year 8 within the following weeks during their classes.

  • 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.