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Tag: Year 12

  • HSC Minimum Standards Year 10/11/12 catch-up: Term 3, 2021

    Early this Term, Covid has interrupted normal schooling. So, Minimum Standards tests have been scheduled for late in the Term (Weeks 7, 8 and 9), when it is hoped that normal schooling has resumed. If not, they will be held as soon as school does resume. In the meantime, Minimum Standards requirements for the HSC remain, so students who need to do tests should still prepare themselves.

    All affected students in Years 10, 11 and 12 have been emailed this information, and sent details about resources and support available.

    Please contact Mr Bawden at the school (Tuesdays/Thursdays), if needing further information, or if there are any queries. 

  • Western Sydney Career Expo (WSCE)

    We had the pleasure of taking our Year 12s to the WSCE at the end of last term. This was a forum for the boys to gather information that will enable them to make the most informed decision regarding their post school destination. The boys found it really useful, productive and resourceful. Once again they were great ambassadors for our school and would like to wish them well in their future pursuits.

    I would also like to thank my colleagues who attended this excursion, others who supported by taking on on in-lieus and a big shout out to Sathya Kumaralingam the Year 12 Year Adviser and Chabes Elaro DP in charge of Year 12 for their ongoing support.



  • Reassurance for 2021 HSC Students

    Ahead of next week’s four day return to learning from home for students in Greater Sydney, the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) COVID-19 Response Committee is today reassuring students that the HSC is going ahead in a COVID safe way.

    Chair of the Committee Professor Peter Shergold said teachers, students, parents and carers are understandably concerned about the impact of the current COVID-19 situation on senior students, and that a number of changes to NESA’s rules have been made to support principals, teachers and students during the current outbreak.

    As approved by the NESA Board earlier this year, schools already have the flexibility to change their Year 11 and HSC assessment programs to accommodate the impact of COVID,” Professor Shergold said.

    Additionally, earlier this week, the NESA COVID-19 Response Committee agreed to a two- week extension of the deadline for schools to submit their HSC assessment marks.

  • Year 12 - Modern History - Assessment Notice

    Faculty: HSIE - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: Thursday 27th May, 2021, Period 2, Both classes will complete the task in Rm 68B

    Syllabus Component: MH12-2, MH12-6, MH12-7, MH12-8

    Time Allowed: 45 minutes

    Weighting: 20%

    Task Description: Please Click on the Image for more information


  • Year 11 & 12 - PT Interviews

    After a positive response from parents in 2020, Homebush Boys High School will again be conducting Year 11 & 12 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone this year.

    The Telephone Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 25 May, 2021 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.

    Your son’s Report will be available by Monday 24 May on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal can be accessed through the school website. Once you have logged in to the Parent Portal, click on the link that says Year 11 or Year 12 Half Yearly Reports. Further instructions are available on the school’s website.

    Please make your booking with your son via Moodle (through the school website) using login details – “General” – “Parent & Teacher’s Interview” or by using the link below:


  • Year 12 - Business Studies - Assessment Notice

    Faculty: HSIE - Year 12 - Assessment Notice

    Due Date: As per school examination timetable

    Syllabus Outcomes: H3, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, H9, H10

    Weighting: 25%

    Task Description: Please Click on the Image for more information 

  • Winner Of Hospitality Work Placement Award

    Work Placement is a mandatory component of the Hospitality Kitchen Operations. Whilst Joshua was at his allocated work placement he was very impressive as he showed maturity and enthusiasm beyond his years. So much that he was offered casual employment and nominated for an award.

    As a result Joshua Chong from the HSC 2020 cohort won the award last week for the Hospitality Kitchen Operations category at the MWLP Work Placement Awards. There were many applicants but only one winner.

    Congratulations Joshua!


  • Presentation Day 2020 - Broadcast

    Our annual Presentation Day Assembly had to be held in a different form this year, due to COVID-19 restrictions. Instead, we held five separate year assemblies between Tuesday 7th December and Thursday 10th December 2020 to celebrate the achievements of students from years 7-11. To enable parents, caregivers, and the community to share in the successes of the students at Homebush Boys High School this year, each year group assembly has been recorded and is available for viewing at the links below.
    Congratulations to all on their academic, sporting and extra-curricular achievements in 2020.
    Presentation Day Video Links - YouTube PlayList
  • 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.

  • Year 12 Parent Teacher Interview

    In light of the COVID Pandemic restrictions, Homebush Boys High School will be conducting Year 12 Parent and Teacher Interviews via telephone or ZOOM.
    The Telephone/ZOOM Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday 30 June 2020 from 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
    As of Thursday 11 June 2020, your son’s Report has been available on the Parent Portal. The Parent Portal can be accessed through the school website. To log in, you will be asked to enter your ID code. This is the code that was emailed to your nominated email account last year. Once you have logged in, click on the link that says Year 12 Half Yearly Reports. Further instructions are available on the school’s website.
    Students are required to make subject teacher bookings via Moodle (through the school website) using login details – “General” – “Parent & Teacher’s Interview” or by using the link below:
  • Year 12 Half-Yearly Reports

    Year 12 reports are now available through the Parent Portal. The Portal can be accessed through the school website. To log in, you will be asked to enter your ID code. This is the code that was emailed to your nominated email account last year. Once you have logged in, click on the link that says Year 12 Half Yearly Reports. If you have any problems accessing your child's report please contact the school on (02) 9764 3611.

    Please click on the image to see the full details


  • HSC Timetable Release for 2020 Exams

    The 2020 HSC written exam timetable was released for the 75,000 students sitting the exams this year.

    NESA Chief Executive Officer Paul Martin said the timetable would provide the certainty that students, teachers and parents have been looking for around the HSC.

    “Students have known that the HSC would be going ahead and this timetable provides the certainty many have been seeking about when their exams will take place,” Mr Martin said.

    “This timetable starts five days later giving students some extra time at school after the Autumn holiday period while keeping to the original timeframe for releasing results.

    “I want to reassure parents and students that the exams will be conducted in line with the expert health advice at the time of the exams, which are still five months away.”

  • ANU Digital Careers Expo

    Without a doubt, recent events have resulted in a lot of anxiety, particularly for young Australians.

    We wanted to get in touch as ANU will be exhibiting at Year13’s Digital Careers Expo in order to help youth navigate the transitional period from high school. With the outpouring of questions and concerns from youth, parents and teachers affected by the current situation, Year13 are bringing together schools, industry and associations on a 100% online platform.

    This Digital Careers Expo is up and running now, with the main events being hosted during National Careers Week, May 18-22 – all prior to ANU direct applications closing on 25 May. You can find out more at

  • UNSW Educators' Newsletter May 2020

    As we roll into the May edition of our Educators’ Monthly newsletter, we have a busy calendar of online events ahead. Our team will also be exhibiting as part of InspirED’s upcoming digital expos, beginning with the HSC & Beyond Virtual Careers Expo from the 27-31 May.

    We’re also introducing two new Media workshops for high schools as part of our interactive UNSWorkshops program, both of which can be delivered fully online or live-streamed to a classroom. Bookings for these workshops as well as our live-streamed UNSW presentations are available via our Careers Advisers Resources website.

  • HSC and Careers & Western Sydney Careers Expo 2020

    careers Expo 2020 logoA message from Tina Tollich the organiser of the Careers Expo.

    In response to requests from many teachers and to assist students and teachers as you navigate a full return to the classroom over the coming weeks I will be leaving the online video seminar program up on our HSC and Careers Expo website and the Western Sydney Careers Expo website until 30 June 2020. As many teachers have advised they will be planning classes around this high quality seminar program this will ensure you and your students can access this valuable information as and when you need it. Many more new videos have been added to the program in the last couple of weeks. Video seminars on each website are similar.

    These new videos include HSC subject seminars presented by NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and information from Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

  • Phoreal's Business Service Work Placement

    As many of you will know work placement is a mandatory component of many VET Courses. Most of our students will have a great experience at a local business, however Phoreal decided to challenge himself and found a resort called Emirates One and Only located in Lithgow. So he'd get up at the break of dawn each day to commute to his chosen destination.


    From there we can see that he did a range of activities from reception, to admin to getting exposure to the whole resort from what may seem like luxurious ventures. He has received glowing reviews whilst doing his Work Placement and we'd like to congratulate him for thinking outside the square, taking the risk and representing himself and the school so well. There could be something there for your Phoreal!


    Well done 

    Mrs Anton

  • Year 12 Advanced English - Interactive Workshop

    The works of Shakespeare were brought to life during the year 12 Advanced English interactive workshop of “The Tempest,” run by Bell Shakespeare. On the 25th of February, the Advanced English cohort gathered in the hall to experience an incursion like no other as we were actively and thoroughly engaged in discussion and debate about the Tempest.

    We partook in activities ranging from reading extracts from the play, assuming the roles of various characters, and closely examining the finer working of the play, such as the morality of characters. The interactive activities were entertaining and educational, teaching us a great deal about the final play of Shakespeare.

  • Years 7, 11 and 12 Embrace a Positive Mindset and Resilience

    Years 7, 11 and 12 participated in their first study skills presentation on Thursday 13/2 and Friday 14/2.

    Setting up for the final years of school with a positive and resilient mindset was the theme for our senior students, with the importance of SMART goal setting and developing a growth mindset towards achieving their fullest potential.

    Years 11 and 12 learned about the importance of how having a growth mindset can create life success. Many students have a fixed mindset because they believe that intelligence is fixed, that each person has a certain amount of intelligence. Students with fixed mindsets often find challenges threatening and see mistakes and disappointing results as upsetting.

    Successful people believe that failure is good. They see failure as a guide, a message about what to improve so that they can achieve their goals. Students with a growth mindset believe that intelligence can be cultivated through effort. They don’t expect to be geniuses, but they do believe that everyone can improve their abilities through learning, confronting challenges and perseverance.


  • Year 12 Clearance Day - 2019

    The Year 12 Clearance Day is on Friday 15 November 2019 from 11:30 am till 3:00 pm in the School Hall.

    Students are asked to return all textbooks and school resources as well as settle all outstanding school and subject specific fees.

    As in previous years, Homebush Boys High School continues to support the Exodus Foundation and students are asked to bring in a can of non-perishable food or a $2 donation as their contribution. Mr Madyski will be collecting all cans as he signs Year 12 students off all sporting fee commitments.

    In the words of a previous sports coordinator, Mr Tedford.....No Can, No Can DO!

    Year 12 References will be available for all students at the end of the clearance process.​

  • The National Young Leaders Conference

    On the 4th of November 2019, the 2019-2020 Prefect Team was privileged to attend the National Young Leader’s Day at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre to a plethora of inspirational and motivational speakers, who shared their successes and defeats through life and the lessons they learned from them.

    The first speaker, John Coutis was a living breathing example of resilience, self-discipline and determination. He spoke about the importance of parents and the paramount role they have in their children’s lives, and how we as the younger generation take what they do for granted. John further iterated the value of experience in shaping our individual and collective human experiences, saying that “Life is about getting out of your comfort zone.” John ended his speech by emphasising the importance of goal setting and the motivation they provide in times of hardship and the forward direction they put us on through our journey of life.