14 September 2017 Ramana Kirubagaran | Student Wellbeing | Whole School  

At Homebush Boys High School we encourage all students to work consistently, striving for improvement. In order to acknowledge the work being done by students, Homebush Boys High School uses a tiered merit system to promote the work of students.

Show qualities of the Bushy Boy Ethos!

Bushy Boy Behavior Award

6 Bushy Boy Behavior Awards

Bronze Award

Student Achievement

Bronze Award

Sports Achievement

Sportsperson of the Week Award
(Equivalent to 1 Bronze Award)

Excellent Student Achievement in Faculty

Head Teacher Award
(Equivalent to 2 Bronze Awards)

5 Bronze Awards

Silver Award

5 Silver Awards

Gold Award

2 Gold Awards

Principal's Medal



13 September 2017 Ramana Kirubagaran | Student Wellbeing | Staff  

The Year Advisers are members of staff who have the specific role of supporting the welfare and educational needs of all students at Homebush Boys High School. They are are essential in developing, fostering and maintaining positive relationships with students and caregivers. Year Advisers are not a disciplinarian, concerns regarding discipline or progress in studies should be directed towards the Head Teacher of the subject.

The extension numbers listed will allow you to leave a message on the voicemail of the staff member so that they may call you back.

Head Teacher Wellbeing
Audrey Juska
(CAPA -140)


Year 7 Adviser
Stephan Madyski
Year 7 Assistant
Sharon Cuneen

Year 8 Adviser
Sathya Kumaralingam
Year 8 Assistant
Thomas Lee

Year 9 Adviser
Christopher Burke
Year 9 Assistant
David Johnston

Year 10 Adviser
Abderrahim Abbou

Year 10 Assistant
Manjula Lakshmipathy

Year 12 Adviser
Muruvet Altundag

Year 11 Assistant
Daniel Carrozza

Deputy Principal Curriculum & Welfare
Anna Paleothodorous
(Years 7, 9, 11)
Rel. Deputy Principal Teaching & Learning
Matina Shadwick
(Years 8, 10, 12)

School Counselor

Gina Sorensen
(Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri (am Week B))


Learning Support Staff

Kerry Meucci

Merrill Sells

Judith Edwards

Cathryn Coles
Hearing Support

Maria Hong
Korean Language Liaison

Vilma Michaels
Classroon Support

Mary Talarico
Classroom Support

Robyn Churchill
    Zena Karhani
Arabic Language Liaison


29 June 2017 Ramana Kirubagaran | Student Wellbeing |

It is mandatory that each school has a Student Welfare Policy.

Student Welfare:

  • Encompasses all that the school community does to meet the personal, social and learning needs of students.
  • Creates a safe, caring learning environment
  • Incorporates effective discipline
  • Incorporates preventative health and social skills programs
  • Values collaborative early intervention
  • Provides ongoing education support
  • Recognises diversity and promotes harmony
  • Provides opportunities for students to:
    • enjoy success and recognition
    • make a useful contribution to the life of the school
    • derive enjoyment from their learning

See the department Student Welfare Policy for a more comprehensive statement:

The Student Welfare Policy:

  • Has three focus areas
    • effective learning and teaching
    • positive climate and good discipline
    • community participation
  • Is concerned with effective learning and the quality of school life
  • Provides a detailed framework for the optimal participation of students
  • Is the umbrella policy for school practices relating to student well-being