Tag: Year 12

  • Inside ArtExpress 2015

    ArtexpressHomebush Boys High School’s, highly inspirational and talented, 2014, HSC Visual Arts students, Otis Burian-Hodge, Zheng Chen, Akul Pandi and Anuraj Talati, have been successful in having their pieces selected, for the 2015, ARTEXPRESS exhibition.  Featured will be a selection of outstanding student artworks that will provide insight into students’ creativity, high standards, diversity and issues important to them.

  • Year 12 Formal 2014

    The Year 12 Formal 2014 was held at Daltone House, Darling Island on the 17th of November. A great time was had by all. The boys were stunning, the girls were simply gorgeous, and the teachers absolutely beautiful. It was a great celebration to the end of the HSC examination and schooling. This is perhaps the last time we will all officially gather together for a while (until the reunion!). This is not a final goodbye because I expect them to all come back to school to visit or at least keep in touch with their Year Adviser via email. I wish the boys will enjoy their well-deserved break. Be good and keep safe!

    Please click on Read More for the photos/videos.

  • HBHS ~ Class of 2014

    230 Year 12 students graduated on the 18th of September. Many guests, parents and friends join us for this memorial occasion. The Year 12 students walked into their final outdoor assembly under the fig tree by our school's fantastic drum corp. The year group had their formal graduation ceremony after the assembly followed by a scrumptious lunch catered by the very professional Homebush Boys High School Hospitality staff and students. It was a beautiful way to farewell our Year 12 students. We wish them all the very best in their upcoming examinations and their future endeavors.


  • Student Excellence on show at CAPA Night 2014

    The annual CAPA night was held on a wet and chilly Thursday night this term. The evening started with an exhibition of the Yr12 Visual Arts students’ Body of Work that showcased the many talented students we have at our school. A big turnout of parents, friends and teachers viewed the artworks, and commented on the high standard and quality of the Body of Work produced by the students. The second part of the evening involved the Yr12 Music students performing their solo musical pieces that they will be doing for their HSC practical exams and again that brought enthusiastic applause from an appreciative audience. Once again the night proved to be a roaring success that highlights the many creative Yr12 CAPA students within our school. We wish the students every success with their upcoming HSC exams in term 4.

    Click on Read More to see a sample of the work. 

  • #jm14 Overview

    Thank you to all the staff, parents and students that came to support #jm14 which was held on the 22nd of August in the school hall. It was an energetic night filled with cheers, laughter and most importantly an exhibition of young creative talent.

    jm14 (justMEDIA) is an annual digital media exhibition which is held at Homebush Boys High School. It showcases the creative productions of Preliminary and HSC Industrial Technology Multimedia students.

    This year marked the debut of justMEDIA which included a strong display of inspirational digital media projects in the categories of film, 2D/3D animation, web design and live musical performances.

    For those who could not make it on the night you can now revisit some of the work on our Homebush Boys Multimedia YouTube channel @ http://youtube.com/hbhsmultimedia or alternatively search “m homebush” on YouTube. Enjoy!

    Please click on Read more to view photos from the night.

  • 22nd of August? - jm14

    So what is really happening on the 22nd of August?
    Is it a party? Is it a screening of the next Avengers film? or Frozen II for some of you?
    Not quite... but it will get there one day.
    The 22nd of August will be filled with short films, animation, game design and much more!
    All of which are created by your fellow peers. Please come and join us if you are free this coming Friday night.
    Date: Friday 22nd of August
    Venue: School Hall, Homebush Boys High School
    Time: 6:30pm
    Entry Fee: Free and open to public
  • Visual Arts Student Wins the "S&S Creativity Unlimited" Award

    Former Homebush Boys High School’s, highly inspirational and talented, Year 12 Visual Arts student, Leandros Pandoulis, has done it yet again. He has been successful in having his Body of Work selected, for the 2014, ARTEXPRESS exhibition. To our delight, Leandros has also had the pleasure of winning a prestigious award, at the launching of ARTEXPRESS 2014. His work, White Bay Dreaming, was selected for the S&S Creativity Unlimited Award, awarded for colour and material usage.

    Congratulations to Leandros Pandoulis, for his successful entry into this extremely competitive and highly recognised exhibition, and for receiving the S&S Creativity Unlimited Award. White Bay Dreaming is proudly displayed, in the Art Gallery of NSW, talents publically recognised.  

  • Amazing HSC/ ATAR Results

    Homebush Boys High School, 2013, Year 12 students have achieved amazing results in the HSC.  They have been placed amongst the best in the state.  Nayan Bhathela producedan impressive ATAR score of 98.8, AAA recognition and is studying a Bachelor of Combined Law/Computer Science – UNSW.  Universities have recognised our students’ achievements, granting them entry into individual courses that have ATAR requirements of 99.5 and over.  To our delight, over 90% of our students have received university placements. Highlights have included our early university entry achievers, Mitchell Boyd and Sergei Houhlias and individual students ranked in the top 10 for individual subjects. 

  • Inside ArtExpress 2014

    Artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts, or feelings.  They use a variety of methods—painting, sculpting, or illustration—and an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, plaster, clay, and computers.  Artists' works may be realistic, stylized, or abstract and may depict objects, people, nature, or events.

    ARTEXPRESS is a dynamic and popular exhibition that features a selection of outstanding student artworks.  These artworks were developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts, 2013.  ARTEXPRESS includes a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.

  • UTS:InSearch HSC Study Skills Workshop

    Homebush Boys High School 2014 Study Skills Program, commenced in the first weeks of school.

    The Study Skills Program assists students with their educational endeavours.

    The Senior Program this year included a motivational speaker and exam preparation session presentation by guest speaker Mr Rowan Kunz.

    Leading HSC motivational speaker and exam preparation coach Mr Rowan Kunz delivered a HSC Study Skills Workshop to all Year 12 students at Homebush Boys High School.    

    Mr Rowan Kunz, CEO of Art Smart Education, believes a good study technique is the most important factor in achieving an outstanding Year 12 result.

  • Yr 12 PDHPE Student Work

    Deren Mehmet has created a video  as part of his Sports Medicine Assessment Task for Year 12 Personal Development, Health and Physcial Education (PDHPE). The focus was to promote the "Safe Participation in Physical Activity with Temperature Considerations".


    To view the video please click on the image to the right or the link above.


    Please click on Read More, to view Angus Armstrong's Website. 

  • 2013 - Year 12 Graduation

    Year 12 Graduation on the second last day of term 3 was a sentimental day for Year 12 students, teachers and their parents. This formal occasion which was broken down to three main sections celebrated the outstanding achievements in curricular, sport and co-curricular activities whilst reflecting upon the past six years of Year 12 2013. 

    Click through to see the second Youtube video and read the School Captains departing speech.

  • Good Luck Year 12

    Year 12 Graduation marked the end of 13 years at school for our Year 12 students.

    With their schooling commitments finalised, they were busy studying for their Higher School Certificate, which commenced today, Monday, 14 October, 2013.

    As Head Teacher Teaching and Learning, I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Year 12 students, all the very best in the HSC exams.

    They have proven throughout the years to be valuable assets to both the school and region.

  • Industrial Technology: 2013 HSC Major Projects

    The following are the 2013 Year 12, HSC Major Projects for Industrial Technology. Click on the pictures to enlarge them. 
    To view or download the pictures at a Higher Resolution, please view them in the Gallery. 


    Aamon Hill:
    Sideboard in Jarrah and Tasmanian Oak. Solid timber and particleboard construction with a satin spray lacquer finish.
  • Vidhushan Paheerathan awarded High Recommended at annual Recognition of Youth Awards Presentation

    Youth Awards Presentation 1The Rotary club seeks to identify involved, concerned young people of all round ability, already embarked upon community interests and conscious of opportunities to participate in a wide range of interest groups. For the past 32 years the Rotary recognises these young people by providing opportunities such as RYPEN leadership camp, INTERACT club and ROYA.

  • Cows at Homebush

    Is it Art or Agriculture? A cow inspired by the Visual Arts teacher, Mr Letsios, has come to graze in the school garden.
    Here is the student creation that was a finalist in the Archibull competition last year.
    See here the cow refuses to eat the nutritious offerings of the school gardens.

  • HBHS Student Wins Strathfield Youth Achievement Award

    Leonardo Pane wins Youth Achievement AwardHomebush Boys High School student, Leonardo Pane, has won the Strathfield Youth Achievement Awards 2013 – Community Service Award.

    Leonardo Pane is a student of exceptional standing and has been recognised through many awards for outstanding service rendered to the community. He has proven to be a valuable asset to both the school and region. He enjoys a tradition of active community involvement, over 750 hours to voluntary based and community service activities. He is also an organiser and participant of community school activities, as well as, being a fine student.

  • Year 12 Career Program

    Access to Year 12 for Career Education is limited because of their commitment to their HSC curriculum. However, the school is aware that Year 12 students should have access to a wide range of information concerning their career future. As a result it has established a message distribution system careeralerts to get this information to them. This system has been developed over a number of years and also contains “Links” to websites useful to students in their career planning.

    It is therefore essential that all Year 12 students register with careeralerts.

    UAC has produced a  number of publications to assist students. Questions regarding the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank are answered and information on Access Schemes and Equity Scholarships are among the articles. Students can access these publications by clicking here.

    Information for Year 12 Students from UAC including a powerpoint on "Steps to applying through UAC" can be accessed here.

    I f you have been disadvantaged over the last two years of schooling you may apply  for the Educational Access Scheme. To see if you meet the requirements click on the 2012 Educational Access Scheme Information Booklet To download an application form click here

    Year 12 undertake an information session, participate in the Inner West Tertiary and Career Expo, attend assemblies related to Career Education (e.g. Applying to University), can meet with the Career Adviser and have access to resources in the Careers Room at recess, lunch or during their study periods, fill in a career options survey, have access to Guest Speakers at lunch and can attend university and TAFE sponsored days.

    At the beginning of the year all Year 12 students undertake an information session during one of their English lessons. During this session students are given a“Year 12 Career Resources – Information Booklet”. This booklet is broken up into sections:

    · Lists Resources that students can access to help them in their Career Planning and how they can access them. Most of the resources can be accessed through careersalerts. The FAQs books can be borrowed from the Library and copies in the Careers Room can be used as a reference during their study periods.

    · Decision Making –again essential that students have an Action Plan in place so that they are prepared when they finish their HSC. “Back-up” plans are essential and this section not only helps in their decision making process but also provides them with a checklist.

    · Information on the HSC, UAIs and the UAC Application Process. As well students are encouraged to look at alternative entry and university ’bonus and flexible entry’ schemes’. ACCESS applications, advice on scholarships and HECS and FEE-HELP are also in this section.

    · Cadetships and traineeships are explained here. Entry into some TAFE courses can require early applications and some require portfolios so the advice here is to look at all avenues. Private Providers do not require a UAI and some of their courses give credit to some university courses. A list of questions is provided to help students choose the correct institution

    · This section provides students with tips to help them study –7 Steps To Study Success – and a simple Time Management Plan.

    · A revision on “Job Getting Skills” looks at developing resumes, how to prepare for an interview etc.

    · A worksheet “Planning My Transition From School To Work” allows students to choose the best pathway for them following their HSC with possible alternative pathways

    At the end of his session students are given a demonstration of some of the uses of careeralerts.