Homebush Boys High School

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Homebush Boys High School
Homebush Boys High School Crest
Latin: Recte et Fortiter
(Latin for Upright and strong)
Location
Homebush, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 33°51′58″S 151°4′37″E / 33.86611°S 151.07694°E / -33.86611; 151.07694Coordinates: 33°51′58″S 151°4′37″E / 33.86611°S 151.07694°E / -33.86611; 151.07694
Information
Type Public, Secondary, Single-sex, Day school
Established 1936
Principal Tim Jurd
Enrolment ~1,208 (7–12)[1]
Campus Suburban
Colour(s) Maroon and Sky Blue         
Website

Homebush Boys High School, founded in 1936, is a comprehensive public high school for boys. It is in Homebush, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Formerly a selective high school until the 1970s, in 2006 Homebush Boys was regarded as one of the academically best-performing comprehensive schools, and has, in the past, been ranked above selective schools on the Higher School Certificate results.[2]

The school has an enrolment of approximately 1208 students.

Curriculum[edit]

The school has nine faculties, being English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, History, Music, Languages, Art, Technical and Applied Studies and PDHPE.

Homebush Boys is a consistent achiever in the Higher School Certificate (HSC) outcome, averaging 5–10 students achieving the Premier's Award every year. In 2004, a student named Martin Feng became the first Homebush Boy to score 100 in the Universities Admission Index (UAI).[3]

Extra-curricular activities[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Architecture
Entrepreneurial
  • John Symond AM – Businessman; chief executive "Aussie Home Loans",[5]
Science and education
Entertainment and the arts
Politics and law
Sport
Convicted criminals

Notable former staff[edit]

  • Dave Anderson – Australian Olympic oarsman in 1952 and 1956. Rowed King's Cup 1950, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57; Henley 1952; New Zealand 1951; and was in winning coxed-4s crew at Empire Games, 1954
  • Vincent Durick – Maths teacher; MLA for Lakemba, 1964–84, deceased 1996.[28]
  • Peter Philpott – English/history teacher; New South Wales and Australian cricketer
  • Andrew Watson - Antarctic explorer who accompanied Douglas Mawson's 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition, as a geologist and photographer was headmaster from 1946 to 1949[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Homebush Boys High School". School Locator. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-08. 
  2. ^ Board of Studies 2006 ‘HSC Report – Top schools in each region’, The Board of Studies, 23 December 2006.
  3. ^ Homebush Boys High School. (2004.) Homebush Boys High School Magazine 2004, p. 3.
  4. ^ Who's Who in Australia (Herald and Weekly Times Melb, 1988) pp 559: Lucas, Clive Leslie (1943 - )
  5. ^ a b c Wynhausen, Elisabeth No crisis for the optimist The Australian 13 December 2008
  6. ^ Australian College of Educators (2012). "Dr. Lionel Gilbert OAM". Australian College of Educators. Retrieved 17 October 2012. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h Homebush Boys’ High, NSW on Famous alumni on Latham’s hit list at Crikey.com
  8. ^ Students from 1949 visit School at Homebush Boys High School official site
  9. ^ Homebush Boys High School Magazine 1961 and
  10. ^ Alex Hood Biography at Music Australia
  11. ^ Register, Fellows of the S.U. Senate
  12. ^ Honorary Awards: Bohdan Bilinsky (2009)
  13. ^ Homebush School Magazine, 1958 p. 11. Accessed 26 August 2013
  14. ^ a b "Swearing in Ceremony of The Honourable Roderick Neil Howie QC". Lawlink Transcript. The Supreme Court of New South Wales. Retrieved 2008-04-29. 
  15. ^ The 90s Photo at ABC TV 4 Corners, 1991
  16. ^ ASRU International Appearances 1973 - 2010 at Australian Schools Rugby Union
  17. ^ Derriman P Why Bray's the man to tackle big games Sydney Morning Herald 30 Jul 2005
  18. ^ Tony “Fred” Ford Interview uploaded 12/05/2008, at Kelly's Kids
  19. ^ Stunning Cricket Debut at NSW Education Dept, School Sports Unit, 2008
  20. ^ Wests Hall of Fame
  21. ^ Talbot, Don; Berry, Kevin; Heads, Ian (August 2003). "3". Talbot: Nothing But the Best. Lothian Books. ISBN 978-0-7344-0512-8. 
  22. ^ Jack Pollard, Australian Rugby Union the Game and the Players, Angus & Robertson, 1984.
  23. ^ a b Allard, Tom. "Bali nine pair tell all in bid to dodge death". The Age. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  24. ^ a b Allard, Tom. "Lives transformed in shadow of death". Sydney Morning Herald. 
  25. ^ a b MacDonald, The Hon Scott. "Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran Death Sentences". NSW Parliament Hansard. NSW Government. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  26. ^ Parkes, Hannah. "Bali Nine man "was a good kid"". Inner West Courier. Retrieved 28 March 2012. 
  27. ^ "Bali Nine prisoners to face death penalty". Retrieved 28 March 2012.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  28. ^ Death Of Vincent Patrick Durick, A Former Member Of The Legislative Assembly at NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard, 16 April 1996
  29. ^ Price, Barry Price, Barry (2005). "Watson, Andrew Dougald (1885 - 1962)". Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition. Australian National University. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 

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