Tag: Year 08

  • Faculty: English - Year 8 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date:Thursday 17th October, Term 4, Week 1

    Time Allowed:45 mins

    Weighting:25%

    Syllabus Component: Listening

    Task Description: The students will listen to a spoken text twice. They will then be asked to answer a series of questions based on the text they have listened to. This will consist of multiple choice questions, short answer questions and an extended response question.

  • 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.
     

     
  • What a year it has been! I’d like to congratulate everyone, staff, students and community members for a year that has definitely highlighted the potential of the year 8 cohort 2015.
    It has been an absolute honour and privilege to lead this fantastic group of young men. It was a great opportunity for me to witness the growth and maturity of these students. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first year as year advisor at Homebush Boys, and have found the school to be an energetic and busy place full of optimism, providing the best opportunities for the students to excel academically, socially and athletically.

  • Every year, Homebush Boys High School is committed to supporting White Ribbon Day in the school, the community, and throughout the state. This year, Ms Adams’ year 8 art classes worked on projects supporting the values of White Ribbon Day in a variety of multimedia forms. Ms Adams’ 8F class worked fervently on a video documenting what White Ribbon Day means to these students, and to their school. Each student took on a production role to film interviews, and then worked during class time to edit the video into what you see here. Homebush Boys High School is proud to be a part of the battle against Australia’s domestic violence problems. 

    Please click on the picture to view the video. 

  • Homebush Boys High School’s Year 8 debating team became the Western Sydney champions last Friday. This means they are undefeated in 7 debates against teams from schools that stretch from Homebush to the Blue Mountains. The team has been together for two years as they competed in the Premiers Debating Challenge in Year 7 as well. The team is comprised of Aryan Jani, Michael Lopes, Charles McLean and James Smith. They have been mentored and coached by Mr Thomas Lee.