Tag: Year 12

  • 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.”

  • 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 year13.com.au/expo.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 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.


  • 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.​

  • 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.

  • Twenty amazing incumbent prefects 2019-2020 attended the HBHS Prefect Camp from Monday 23rd to Wednesday 25th September 2019. The aim of the camp was to build the leadership capabilities of the student leaders through enhancements of their communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

    Immediately stepping out of the bus, the boys began their team training whereby they eagerly participated in various mentally and physically challenging team training activities from 4 Corner Traverse, Great Escape, Pipeline, Leap of Faith and Traffic Jam to High Wire Challenge. The objectives of the activities were to build and empower students to be effective leaders by using problem solving and strategic planning skills. By participating in the activities, students learnt about team cooperation and communication with each other to create a cohesive Prefect Team. For example, the 4 Corner Traverse taught students to complete personal and team evaluation. Whereas the Leap of Faith activity encouraged students to make decisions in tough times. In all activities, the boys needed to work together to achieve the desired outcomes within the limited time and resources that were provided to each team. 

  • The Year 12 students are invited to attend the Year 12 2019 Formal on Tuesday, 12th November 2019. Please click here for the permission note

    Venue: Le Montage

    Address:38 Frazer Street, Lilyfield, NSW 2040

    Time:5:30pm for 6:00pm start

    Cost:The cost of the event is $125.00 per person and payment is due to the front office by Friday, 6th September, 2019

    The cost includes:

    • 5 hour event
    • Welcome mocktails
    • Executive chefs 3 - course banquet menu
    • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages
    • Professional DJ with lighting and effects
    • Complementary onsite parking
    • Photo booth

    Students are required to make their own way to and from the venue.

    Students are allowed to bring a guest with them. The name of the guest must be given to Ms. Lakshmipathy or Ms. Cheung by Friday, 6 September, 2019

  • As we look towards the end of Term 3, the following key dates and activities have been planned for Year 12.

    2019 Year 12 Graduation Week Activities

    Year 12 students are invited to participate in the following activities during Graduation Week in Week 10. Please click here for the permission note

    Mon - 23 September 2019 - 10:10am
    Paintball (400 Shots & 1/2 Pizza) - $65.00
    Die Hard Paintbal (Turella)

    Tues - 24 September 2019 - 10:30am
    Bowling, Laser Tag & Arcage Games - $24.00
    Kingpin Bowling (N Strathfield)

    Wed - 25 September 2019 - 10:00am
    Picnic (Ball Games & BBQ) - $15.00
    Mcllwaine Park (Rhodes)

    Thurs - 26 September 2019 - 8:50am
    Graduation Day (Year 7-11 will finish school at 1:15pm)
    Homebush Boys High School

  • On Friday the 28th June, a number of staff had the pleasure of escorting our Year 12 students to the Western Sydney Career Expo at Olympic Park. The students were really keen to explore, research and investigate the careers that they will pursue in 2020. They did exactly that as they went into seminars, asked a lot of questions to Tertiary Institutions and took away a lot of useful information.

    The overall outcome was that the boys felt a sense of relief, accomplishment and at times overwhelmed as they're about to venture into their next major milestone. With that said the boys represented the school beautifully and we'd like to wish them well with their future pursuits.

  • On Thursday the 20th June, I had the pleasure of attending the State Training Awards at Liverpool Catholic Club to support James Smith of Year 12 who is currently doing his Certificate II in Warehouse Operations through Murray Mallee. James demonstrated his exemplary customer service skills, quick thinking and enthusiasm to learn. The commitment that James has shown in his Traineeship is second to none and his colleagues, managers and trainer have spoken very highly of James. As a result he will be pursuing a full time career in the field and is looking at a managerial role in 2020.

    Congratulations to James on this well deserved award!

  • On Saturday, June 15 2019, 12 students from Year 12 Chemistry class took part in the RACI Titration competition at UWS, Campbelltown. This is a very challenging competition requiring very high level of skills and team work to achieve the desired results. Homebush Boys did extremely well among 12 other participating schools from across NSW schools. Twelve students split into 4 groups participated from our school. Besides all the boys having done well, one of the groups achieved FOURTH position in this competition, which is a great achievement. These boys are: Chris Kwon, Gio Ko and Zhangtao Deng. Other participants in the completion were: Oliver Nicholls, Andy Nguyen, Ton Nguyen. Jay Park, Neeraj Mirashi, Peter Gock, Zhen Hong Tan, Stanley Wong and Darshan Neshabalan. The credit also goes to Ms M Catalano and Dr P Balan for their hard work and guidance that they have provided to the students. A huge congratulations to all the participants, the winners and the teachers for bringing the pride to the school and the Homebush Community.

  • Year 11 and Year 12 reports will be available on Friday 31/05/2019 from 5pm onwards.

    1. Please register and login to the Sentral Parent Portal
    2. Use your son's unique code (which was mailed out to your primary address) to give you access to his profile.
    3. Once you have logged in to the parent portal, click on your son's name
    4. On the right hand side you will see a Menu Tab titled "Published Reports". Click on the plus symbol to access the report.  
  • The Year 11 and 12 Parent and Teacher interviews are on Tuesday 4th June 2019 from 4:00 pm till 7:00 pm. Please click on read more to view the location of each faculty.

    Student reports will be available online through the Parent Portal from Friday 31st May 2019 at 5:00pm.

    Teacher appointments can be made via Moodle. Please click on the image for instructions on how to use the booking system. 

    Please encourage your son to log onto Moodle and book teacher appointments.

    Only booked appointments will be available to parents on the 4th June 2019.

    Interpreter assistance will be provided on the night. Please email Emily Yong on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require an interpreter.

  • This will be an excellent opportunity for students interested to hear from and meet heads of school, faculty staff, current students and industry speakers.
    Students will discover degree offerings, scholarship opportunities, entry requirements and the embedded industry immersion/placement program.

    This event is suitable for parents, students and teachers.

    When: Wednesday 5th June, 6-8pm (please arrive at 6pm for a 6:15pm start)

    Where: Eastern Avenue Auditorium (directions) The University of Sydney (Camperdown Campus)

    Format: Formal presentations, industry speakers, Q&A panel, networking

    Registration: Please register here (registration is essential as places are limited). Refreshments will be provided at the networking session

  • The Year 12 Parent Information evening will be held on Monday 8th April, 2019 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the School Hall.

    The theme of the evening is "Supporting our Year 12 Students" with an emphasis on School and Curriculum expectations as well as how best to maintain communication between school and home.

    This is an also an opportunity for all Year 12 students and their parents to hear from the Universities Admission Centre (UAC) , TAFE and Industry presenters on the topic of post school destinations.

    Year 12 students attending must wear full school uniform (school jersey is acceptable).

    If you have any further enquiries, please contact Mrs Matina Shadwick (Relieving Deputy Principal) on 9764 3611.


  • The Homebush Boys Prefect Afternoon Tea was held on Monday 1st March and was a great, memorable afternoon. Over 60 Prefects from Strathfield Girls, Burwood Girls, Ashfield Boys and several other schools attended.

    With the theme of “Australian Icons”, we had a fantastic afternoon filled with fun. We were joined on the afternoon by icons such as Steve Irwin, Chris Hemsworth, The Wiggles, Hi-Five, Bindi The Jungle Girl, Sydney FC fans and the Fairy Bread man. The day started with a sausage sizzle and classic Australian food such as Tim Tams, fairy bread and chocolate milk. Munching on the BBQ, we were able to socialise and network with our fellow prefects. After some quick icebreakers, we got into dodgeball and sharing our prefect ideas and initiatives. We then ended the night with some team activities and debating.

  • The senior curriculum involves a degree of flexibility due to the introduction of before and after school classes and study lessons. It is vital that the school ensures the safety and wellbeing of all students so these procedures must be followed to enable the school to track the attendance of all Year 11 and 12 students.

    Our Safety, Learning and Respect matrix states clearly "Be at the right place at the right time".

    1. All students must carry their timetable and student identification card, and produce them for any staff member on request.
    2. Students must arrive promptly in the room indicated on their timetables, every lesson.
    3. Students must remain on school premises between timetabled lessons, including at recess or lunch. Students must NOT leave the school to go to Flemington or Homebush or visit their parked car.