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  • Vale Peter Smith - Rotarian and HBHS Interact Mentor

    An incredible man, family man, businessman, mayor, Rotarian and many other aspects that defined him. For those of us who had the pleasure of getting to know this magnificent man we would agree that certain traits come to mind when we described him. Kindness, humility, compassion, generosity, patience, determination, respectful, courteous, cooperative, initiative team player and resourcefulness are just a few that spring to mind.

    The photos are a mere snapshot of his involvement, respect and care that he had for the HBHS community.

    Today this wonderful man lost his battle to cancer and even during his biggest adversity he continued to attend Interact Meetings on a weekly basis, pick up and drop off the students to set up and pack up Concord Markets at ungodly hours, nothing was ever too much and always done with a smile on his face.

  • Class of 1971 - 50 Year Reunion 2021

    Inviting all students who completed their School Certificate in 1969 or Higher School Certificate in 1971 at Homebush Boys’ High. Our 40th reunion, yes that was 10 years ago, was a great success and we would like to catch up again for the 50th. If we have not been in contact with you in the past, please do not hesitate to call or email so we can inform you of the details of our 50th reunion.

    Contact Greg McPhee
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone 0419 441 411
    Venue TBA
    Date TBA


    For more information or to update your contact details please email or ring ASAP.

  • Bushy Boy Wins at 2021 MUNA

    Bushy Boy Wins the Best Speaker Award at 2021 MUNA

    On Saturday 29 May, 3 Year 11 students represented Homebush Boys HS at the Model United Nations Assembly. The event is organised and run by Rotary clubs in Sydney. We would like to thank Peter Smith from Strathfield Rotary Club for his continued support and for sponsoring our team. The event was held in the ‘bear-pit’ in Parliament House. Homebush Boys were asked to represent India in 3 current UN Resolutions.

    This prestigious annual event offers school students an opportunity to debate real United Nations resolutions. And it is part of an international competition in ‘normal’ times. But this year, due to VOVID-19 restrictions, only 10 teams were allowed in the competition. Normally there would have been over 25 teams.

  • Vale Donald Talbot (1933 – 2020)

    Legendary swimming coach, Don Talbot passed away this week in Queensland. Donald Malcolm Talbot AO OBE was an Australian Olympic swimming coach and sport administrator. He coached national teams for Canada, the United States and Australia.

    Don grew up in Bankstown and attended Homebush Boys High School. After almost drowning as a child he took up swimming, becoming a teacher and swim coach. He started coaching in the 1950s, discovering John and Ilsa Konrads and coaching them to swimming success. He played a pivotal part in some of Australia’s most successful Olympic campaigns as head coach of the swim team. The International Swimming Hall of Fame member first took charge of Australia’s swim team in the 1960s and held official titles at seven Olympic Games. He also enjoyed stints with both Canada and the United States and was named the inaugural director of the Australian Institute of Sport in 1980. The master strategist returned as Australian swimming’s head coach in 1989, overseeing a resurgence that culminated in 18 medals – five of them gold – at Sydney’s 2000 Olympics. He was the coach of champions such as Ian Thorpe, Grant Hackett, and Susie O'Neill in Sydney, and oversaw the likes of Kieren Perkins in glorious campaigns at Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996. Talbot's Sydney 2000 campaign was highlighted by a boil over victory for Australian in the men's 4x100m relay, where Thorpe, Michael Klim, Ashley Callus and Chris Fydler beat the hotly-fancied USA team.

  • Year 12 Graduation Ceremony

    Year 12 graduations are momentous occasions for students, parents, caregivers and the community. As you are aware, due to COVID restrictions to parents attending school events, we cannot have parents on site for our Year 12 Graduation Ceremony. To enable parents, caregivers and the community to share in the Year 12 Homebush Boys High School Graduation we are live streaming the Graduation Ceremony.
    Our Year 12 students will be graduating this Wednesday 14 October 2020. The Ceremony will commence at 10:00 am. We invite all Homebush Boys High School Year 12 families to virtually attend the Graduation ceremony by the live stream link below:


    Parents/Carers can access this link now and it will show a countdown to the date and time of the event. Parents/Carers are advised to login 15 minutes before 10:00 am on Wednesday to ensure that there are no connectivity issues.
    Following graduation, the recording will be available for those parents who can’t watch the graduation live, and for students to view. We will provide more details as soon as this is available after the event.

  • Class of 1980 - Forty Year Reunion 2020

    Inviting all who attended Homebush Boys High between 1979 and 1981. Please see details below and contact us whether you are able to come or not:

    Contact Laurie Mugridge, Russell Jenkins, Harken Tuncel, Julian Ardas
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone Laurie (0423 122 331) / Russell (0491 158 411)
    Venue Horse & Jockey Hotel Parramatta Road Homebush
    Date 24th October 2020, 12.00pm midday till late


    For more information or to register your interest please email or ring ASAP.


  • Vale Arthur Summons

    Vale Arthur Summons

    13 December 1935 – 16 May 2020

    HBHS Alumnus – Class of ’52

    Arthur James Summons was an Australian representative rugby union and rugby league player, a dual- code rugby international fly-half or five-eighth. He captained the Australian National Rugby League team in five undefeated test matches from 1962 until 1964 and later also coached the side.

    Arthur was educated at Homebush Boys High School where he captained the school's first grade rugby union side. He also represented for the Combined High Schools team. Mr Summons won one of only Three School Blues awards where he was described as: “A brilliant leader and five-eighth. Possibly the finest all-round player to don a Homebush jersey.”

  • Class of 1960 - Year 5 students Reunion 2020

    Inviting all students who completed Year 5 Leaving Certificate at Homebush Boys High in 1960. to be held in Sydney in November 2020 being the 60th anniversary of that notable event when as students we walked out the school gates for the final time.

    Please see details below:

    Contact John Macmullen
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone John (02 6585 7354)
    Venue TBD (As at March 2020)
    Date November 2020 CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 


    For more information or to register your interest please email or ring ASAP.


  • El-Hakim Brothers Reach High Slopes

    Aiden & Noah El-Hakim have been skiing for 10 years now. What started as a family get away each year, became a huge part of the El-Hakims’ lives for all 4 siblings (and mum & dad). Each year, they reside in Jindabyne, training 5 times a week, 6hours a day and home schooled on the other two days. During the season, they participate in several races. Their first races where Regional Interschool’s Races, racing under HBHS, whereby there were 3000 entries across all divisions. Aiden received a Gold Medal for Skier Cross and a 6th in Alpine Disciplines. Noah received a Gold in Both Skier Cross & Alpine Disciplines. These boys along with their 11 yr old twin siblings will now be racing in the States Competition and hopefully to Nationals in Mt Buller in Victoria. In addition, they will be attending Falls Creek in Victoria for Ski & SnowBoard Australia Races which is points based and used as a benchmark for Worldwide skiing.

  • Class of 1979 - Forty Year Reunion 2019

    In 2019, a 40 year reunion for the class of 1979 is being organised. It would be great to catch up with everyone after such a long time! Please see details below:

    Contact Simon Lelli, Stephen Jones
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone Simon (0411-620-843)
    Venue TBD (As at April 2019)
    Date Saturday, 5th October, 2019 (the Labour Day long weekend), Time TBD


    For further details, and to confirm your interest/attendance, or to help, please contact Simon via email or via the Facebook Group page above.

  • Vale Adam Lees

    A message from Mr Daniel Lees and family:

    Thanks to all of the Homebush Boys students and staff who attended or who offered their support for Adam Lees.

    It was a special moment to see all of his peers on his final celebration.

    Please ask all students to stay safe and to strive to achieve there goals and dreams..... While having fun !!

    Thank you for everything from the entire Lees family.

  • Class of 1991 - Twenty Five Year Reunion 2016

    Contact Paolo Carniel
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone 0413 833 204
    Venue The Lord Gladstone Hotel - 115 Regent St, Chippendale (5min walk from Central Station)
    Date 5th March, 2016 at 6pm






  • Class of 1975 - Forty Year Reunion 2015

    A 40 year reunion for the class of 1975 is now organised. It would be great to catch up with everyone after such a long time! Please see details below:

    Contact Ian Mulholland, Stephen Cala and Bruce Steele
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone 0418-956-492
    Venue Harbour View Hotel, 18 Lower Fort St, The Rocks
    Date 12 noon, Saturday 21 November 2015





    For further details and to confirm your attendance (numbers and payment needed by 21 October), please contact Ian Mulholland as above, or via the Facebook Group page above.

  • Class of 1995 - Twenty Year Reunion 2015

    Contact Diyan Danikumar
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Phone 0410 649 263
    Venue Cookie's lounge - 7 George Street, North Strathfield, in the old Arnotts Biscuits factory. 
    Date Saturday 26th September 2015






  • White Bay Dreaming

    Former Homebush Boys High School’s, highly inspirational and talented, Year 12 Visual Arts student, Leandros Pandoulis, has been acknowledged yet again. He has been successful in having his Body of Work, White Bay Dreaming, grace the cover of the BOSTES, Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, document. This complements his painting, White Bay Dreaming, being selected for the 2014, ARTEXPRESS exhibition, and the winning of the S&S Creativity Unlimited Award.

    Congratulations to Leandros Pandoulis. We are extremely proud of your achievements, both past and present. Homebush Boys High School thanks BOSTES, for acknowledging student talents publically.

  • Vale Phillip Hughes

    Vale Phillip Hughes. The Homebush BHS community is mourning the tragic loss of Bushie Boy Phillip Hughes. Phillip passed away after an accident on Tuesday playing cricket for South Australia against NSW at the SCG.

    Our thoughts are with his family and friends. In the picture Phillip is seen in the centre, surrounded by his Homebush team after a match in 2006. Click the picture for a larger image.

  • All the best to Bushie Boy Phillip Hughes

    The community of Homebush Boys sends our best wishes to Phillip Hughes and his family. The picture at right shows Phillip at cricket with fellow Bushie boy Shariful Islam as they wait to bat. Phillip played 26 tests for Australia and currently he is in St Vincent's hospital after being injured playing for South Australia against NSW at the SCG. Phillip graduated from Homebush in 2006.

  • Class of 1992 - Reunion 2013

    After a successful 20 year reunion last year we're holding a 21 year reunion this year.


    Contact   Ganesh Radhakrishnan
    Mobile 0411 356 289
    Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Cookie's Lounge which is a pub/bar in the Bakehouse Quarter.
    7 George Street, North Strathfield, in the old Arnotts Biscuits factory.
    Date Sunday November 24th 2013, noon onwards


  • Congratulations John Coates, IOC Vice-President

    John Coates was due to face Sami Moudallah in the ballot for vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, scheduled for Wednesday (AEST) but Moudallah withdrew his candidacy on Tuesday. Coates, 63, is the president of the Australian Olympic Committee who joined the IOC in 2001 after playing a key role in the bid and staging of the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A former rower, he has been involved in Australia's Olympic Games teams since Montreal in 1976. Coates is also the president of the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS).  

    Born in Sydney, the son of a solicitor, John Coates was brought up in the Sydney suburb of Strathfield. He attended Homebush BHS. He was keen on sports at school, captaining a representative cricket XI. Later he took up rowing when the school introduced the sport in 1966, coxing the school's boats to victories over more experienced crews from established rowing schools at several regattas. John Coates embraced the traditions established by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern olympics. John believed in participation and he found Homebush allowed him to strive for excellence in sport and also in his academic endeavours.

    After leaving school he studied at the University of Sydney, and qualified as a solicitor. This legal background has enabled him to become one of the most successful sports administrators in the world.

    All the best to John Coates, an old 'bushy boy'.

  • Josh Hilliard - World Triathlon London 15 September 2013

    Good luck to Josh Hilliard in the World Triathlon Challenge in London next Sunday. This will be televised to a world wide audience and it is one of the elite events on the international sporting calendar.

    Josh graduated from Homebush in 2007 and is the son of well-known Deputy Principal Bill Hilliard, who retired from Homebush in 2011. Bill, a sports star and athlete in his own right, played rugby league professionally for Wests Magpies and Balmain Tigers, still teaches locally. Bill maintains close contact with the school and Homebush community.

    Best wishes to Josh from all of us here at the 'Bush.