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International Students

At Homebush Boys High School we understand that clear communication is important for maximising student performance and improving outcomes. We have support personnel that help students access the curriculum and facilitate success.
Here is a link to DEC International a website dedicated to support International students. http://www.decinternational.nsw.edu.au/
The Homebush Boys High School Enrolment Information for International Students may be found at:xxxxxxxxxxx (pdfxxxx KB)

Supporting families

A range of services is available to support families, including translation and interpreter services, adult education, adult English programs and telephone counselling services.

Counselling

The school counsellor can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. Contact us to make an appointment. For information in community languages see school counselling service.
Free telephone counselling services (outside of the education system) are available to support families who may be going through a difficult time.

  • Lifeline - a 24 hour telephone counselling service - 131114
  • Mensline Australia - 24 hour telephone counselling service for men - 1300789978.
  • Parent line - a toll free 24 hour advice and information service - 1300130052
  • Kids Help Line-a toll free 24 hour advice and information service for young people - 1800551800
  • Head space - headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds, along with assistance in promoting young people’s wellbeing. This covers four core areas: mental health, physical health, work and study support and alcohol and other drug services - https://www.headspace.org.au/
  • Black Dog-The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. We are about creating a world where mental illness is treated with the same level of concern, immediacy and seriousness as physical illness; where scientists work to discover the causes of illness and new treatments, and where discoveries are immediately put into practice through health services, technology and community education - https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/


Interpreter service

Parents and carers who don't speak English well and deaf parents and carers who use sign language, can get assistance from the telephone interpreter service. An interpreter can be requested for school matters involving your child such as enrolment, subject choice, educational progress, attendance, welfare or behaviour. Interpreters can also be requested for parent-teacher interviews, school meetings, school council meetings, and parents and citizens meetings.

The telephone number to call is 131 450. Ask for an interpreter for the required language and the interpreter will call our school and stay on the line to assist you with your conversation. You will not be charged for this service. Parents and carers who need an interpreter to attend a school meeting should let us know.

Adult education