Tag: Year 09

  • Faculty: Social Science - Year 9 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date:

    Term 4, Week 2

    9COM1 – Mr Rao – Friday 23rd October (Period 1)
    9COM2 – Mr Kisso – Thursday 22nd October (Period 3)
    9COM3 – Ms Coutinho – Thursday 22nd October (Period 3) 

    Weighting: 25%

    Time: 50 minutes

    Syllabus outcomes: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.8, 5.9

    Exam overview:

    The following topics will be assessed in the examination:

    • Consumer and Financial Decisions
    • Employment and Work Futures
    • Running a Business

    The layout of the exam will be as follows:

    • 10 multiple choice questions
    • 30 marks short answer questions 

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  • Faculty: English - Year 9 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: Monday 4th September, T3 2020

    Weighting: 30%

    Time: 50 minutes (10 minutes planning time & 40 minutes writing time)

    Task Description:

    Students will write an essay based on the novel studied in class.

    • The essay will be written during class time.
    • Aspects of the novel which may be analysed include ideas and characters.
    • The essay response should be structured correctly (This includes: an introduction, a main body and a conclusion)
    • Analysis MUST be supported by specific details of events and characters from the novel and this includes quotations.
    • Students will be given a planning sheet (a coloured sheet of paper with the essay question on it to help them plan their response). During the planning time they may refer to class notes. (NO LAPTOPS ALLOWED).
    • At the conclusion of the planning time, students can only refer to their coloured planning sheet. All other material MUST be promptly packed away into school bags. That is, only the plan and essay paper are allowed for the 40 minutes writing time.

     

  • Dear parents & caregivers,

    This Term, all Year 9 students will be involved in reading and numeracy Check-in assessment.
    Check-in assessment is a NSW Department of Education online reading and numeracy assessment available to support schools to assess and monitor student learning, following the period of learning from home. This assessment supplements existing school practices to identify how students are performing in reading and numeracy, and assists schools to respond to student needs in these areas. It compensates to some extent for the cancellation of the NAPLAN tests this year.
    This assessment is scheduled for Thursday 3rd September (Week 7 of Term). Friday 4th September will be a catch-up day.

  • 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.

  • The students of Year 9 cohort had their first assembly of the year on 25th Feb, Tuesday.

    Mr Elgood, the school principal, welcomed the students into the brand new year of 2020 and shared his vision of work ethic, application and his expectations for them.

    The students have been touched by the unprecedented event of extreme bushfire season throughout the summer holidays and were happy to welcome Balmoral Village RFS captain, Mr Brendon O’Connor and Ms Victoria Herrera as guest speakers.

    Mr O’Connor has been with the Rural Fires Brigade for over 20 years and the last 10 years in the capacity of the captain of the base. He and his team started to fight the 2019 fires right before the winter season in the far North Coast Down. The local fires started in October in Yerrandrie, moved to Oakdale, Thirlmere and then to the Balmoral village. Balmoral village was hit by fires 10 times between 19th December and 21st December. A total of 20 houses were lost and sadly 2 firefighter volunteers who were protecting other people’s lives and properties, also lost their own lives.
    Mr O’Connor in his speech told everyone that we have just one Earth and it’s our job to look after it. We all are one inside despite our different looks on the outside. We should all join each other in protecting our environment. Every little effort counts.

  • Faculty: PDHPE

    Weighting: 30%

    Syllabus Component: COACHING

    Task: Lesson plan submission and coaching of a small group. 

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  • Faculty: PDHPE

    Weighting: 25%

    Syllabus Component: Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

    Task Description:

    PART A:

    Explains the effectiveness of health information from two formal and one informal support service for teenagers. Complete ONLYthe ALARM scaffold.
    Scaffold (6 marks)

    Content column for Part A: Choose twoformal support services eg. Headspace and choose one informal support service eg. Family, friends


    PART B:

    Assessthe extent to which an individual can reflect on and respond positively to challenges. Complete the ALARM scaffold ANDthe extended response.
    Scaffold (8 marks)
    Extended response (10 marks) – this should be typed up with your name on every page in at least size 12 font.
     

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  • On the 12th of December, Year 9 and Year 10 students had the privilege of hosting a visit from two of our Australian Rugby Sevens players who will be playing at the Sydney Sevens tournament on February 1st and 2nd as well as representing our country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The boys were able to hear about the players journey and had a Q and A session as well as a meet and greet at the end of the presentation. Good luck boys at both the Sydney Sevens and Tokyo Olympics from Homebush Boys High School.

     

  • As mentioned in the previous article, My Science @MQ is a Macquarie University initiative for teaching science to primary school students. In this program, students of Marie Bashir Public school were involved and were being mentored by a group of Year 9 Science A students from Homebush Boys High School. The program that was running for over 6 weeks concluded on Thursday September 12, 2019. Year 5/6 students from MBPS displayed some extraordinary science skills involving the critical thinking and hands on activities leading to collection and presentation of data. The same work will then be displayed at an annual science fair at the Macquarie University. The MBPS is highly appreciative of the support that Homebush Boys High School students have provided over the weeks. Hope such opportunities will continue to arise in future for the students to explore their skills in science and demonstrate the leadership skills. Congratulations to all the participants on the successful completion of their projects.

  • 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.

  • On the 23rd July 2019, a group of Year 9 and 10 students had the opportunity to visit the Sydney Startup Hub near Wynyard Station to attend a STEM course. The Startup Hub was filled with innovative people who were trying to start their own business with the help of professional business owners. These young owners had to find a niche market to launch their experimental ideas. The Startup Hub is the biggest in the Southern Hemisphere and can occupy up to 2500 people.

    At the Sydney Startup Hub, we were given a lecture on starting up a business, career or job. The lecturers there were very thoughtful in educating us on what to do when we leave school or university. Following that, we were taken on a tour of the Sydney Startup Hub. At the hub, there we visited a coworking space called Fishburners. It is a non-for-profit organisation that is committed to creating startups in Australia which are got to do with technology. This is done through creativity, connection and collection to support. A generous university student gave us a tour of the Fishburners facility, explaining everything in detail and in a willingness to upskill young people. Following the fishburners, we visited the studio and cafe. At the studio, we got to visit a green screen and were told how it worked, we then visited a music production studio, one of the rooms were eerily quiet due to the acoustic studiofoam, and in the other room, all the sounds were heightened and made louder so that during production, all the singing and instruments are heard so that every aspect of the song is perfect. The studio also had its fair share of creators and new business owners.

  • My Science @MQ is an initiative of Macquarie University to promote Inquiry based teaching and learning of Science to the Primary school students. In this, students from a local primary school in partnership with a local high school will participate in a three day hands on science activities involving making models, displays and other modes of practical work demonstrations in science.

    10 students from 9 Science A are representing the Homebush Boys High school to mentor the Marie Bashir Public School students. The high school students are trained by Macquarie University staff in a program called MyStic briefing. HBHS students attended this training at Strathfield Girls High school on Thursday 8 August 2019.

    HBHS boys now will be mentoring the MBPS students under the guidance of Mr Singh, on August 15 and 29 and on September 12 2019 from 9 am to 11.30 am at Marie Bashir Public school. The work of the students will be displayed at MBPS for the students, staff and the parents. This work later will be displayed at a fair at Macquarie University, in the first week of November 2019. This will be attended by the parents of the students, teachers and other members of the community. Congratulations to all the students who have participated in this project.
     

  • Have a safe and enjoyable holiday!

    School resumes on:

    • Monday 22nd July - Staff Development Day (No Students)
    • Tuesday 23rd July - First Day Back Term 3

     

    The Year 9 and 10 Parent and Teacher interviews are on Thursday 25th 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 Tuesday 23rd 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 25th 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 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.

  • On October 29th, 11 students attended the Sydney Story Factory in Parramatta (A. Hossaini, L. Goyal, N. Michael, D. Heng, V. Vinayagamoorthy, Y. Thayaparan, L. Yunus, D. Krisnapalan, G. Deepa Kumar, D. Q Mai and B. Maaliki). This writing workshop provided the opportunity for students to engage in writing poetry and explain what it means to be human. Each student worked with a volunteer and created several poems which were read aloud and recorded to accompany a video of each students’ face. Each of their poems have also been compiled into a booklet for each student to keep. The poems and video were honest and creative, making me very proud as a teacher at Homebush Boys High School. Thanks again to the Sydney Story Factory for making this possible. Below are some of their reflections of the day.
    By Ms Yong

    Last year’s November was me scooping ice-cream straight out of a two-litre box and watching ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ non-stop. How pathetic was that?

    But this year started with a good note when our Sydney Story Excursion began. The newly erected centre in Parramatta beamed Tokyo-neon coolness. And because I was a hormonally instable 16-years-old kid, I was intrigued. Mr Short, our workshop’s facilitator welcomed us in. Not only so, the room was warmed with the help of a team of devoted volunteers (please remember me, Mr John in the green shirt that films professionally).

  • Our students of Year 9 engaged in a Robotics class,learning about a very powerful and engaging tool - 'The working and programming of the Edison Robot'. The students got a hands on experience and since the Robots are modular and expandable using log bricks, it enriched the students education experience. Students used their Higher Order thinking skills to solve the challenges that they encountered with Edison Robot.
    Congratulations Year 9!

  • Students in years 9-12 at HBHS have the opportunity to study a wide variety of languages not offered here at school, by studying with the state’s leading language educator via distance education with the NSW School of Languages, located at Petersham.

    The school offers 12 languages to students if the language is not offered at HBHS. The courses conform to NESA requirements and therefore can be studied as courses for completion of ROSA and the HSC.

    Languages available include: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Courses are at Beginners, Continuers and Extension levels.

    Student learning is provided at HBHS during the regular school day and is supported through a diverse program of written materials, telephone lessons, online activities, email, face to face study days at the Petersham campus, excursions and even overseas tours.

  • The Year 9 and 10 Parent and Teacher interviews are on Thursday 26 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 26 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 Friday 27 July 2018.

    Meeting Rooms for the day are as follows: