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Homebush Boys High School

Coordinates: 33°51′58″S 151°4′37″E / 33.86611°S 151.07694°E / -33.86611; 151.07694
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Homebush Boys High School
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Coordinates33°51′58″S 151°4′37″E / 33.86611°S 151.07694°E / -33.86611; 151.07694
TypePublic, secondary, single-sex, day school
MottoLatin: Recte et Fortiter
(Latin for Upright and strong)
PrincipalKevin Elgood[1]
Enrolment~1,208 (7–12)[2]
Colour(s)Maroon and sky blue   
Sister schoolStrathfield Girls High School

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

Formerly a selective high school, 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.[3]

The school has an enrolment of approximately 1208 students.

Notable alumni[edit]


  • John Symond AM – Businessman; chief executive "Aussie Home Loans",[4]

Science and education[edit]

  • Lionel Gilbert OAM – author and historian specializing in natural, applied, and local history.[5]
  • Stephen Leeder – Medical scientist; Former dean of Medicine at the University of Sydney (1996–2002)[6]
  • Geoffrey Vaughan – Emeritus professor of pharmaceutical chemistry and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (1990–1992) of Monash University formerly Australian Rugby Union representative player[7]

Entertainment and the arts[edit]

Politics and law[edit]


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-fours crew at Empire Games, 1954
  • Darrel Chapman – Representative rugby league player (Australia and NSW), team captain of South Sydney between 1961 and 1964, subsequently lectured in sports sciences at Southern Cross University taught physical education 1963.
  • Vincent Durick – Maths teacher; MLA for Lakemba, 1964–84, deceased 1996.[19]
  • Peter Philpott – English/history teacher; New South Wales and Australian cricketer

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Bush Bulletin" (PDF). Homebush Boys High School. 2021. Retrieved 31 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Homebush Boys High School". School Locator. New South Wales Department of Education and Training. 2007. Retrieved 8 November 2007.
  3. ^ Board of Studies 2006 'HSC Report – Top schools in each region', The Board of Studies, 23 December 2006.
  4. ^ a b c Wynhausen, Elisabeth No crisis for the optimist The Australian 13 December 2008
  5. ^ Australian College of Educators (2012). "Dr. Lionel Gilbert OAM". Australian College of Educators. Archived from the original on 14 March 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2012.
  6. ^ a b c d Homebush Boys’ High, NSW Archived 26 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine on Famous alumni on Latham's hit list at Crikey.com
  7. ^ Students from 1949 visit School at Homebush Boys High School official site
  8. ^ Homebush Boys High School Magazine 1961 and Archived 1 December 2005 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Alex Hood Biography at Music Australia
  10. ^ "Swearing in Ceremony of The Honourable Roderick Neil Howie QC". Lawlink Transcript. The Supreme Court of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 3 September 2006. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  11. ^ ASRU International Appearances 1973–2010 Archived 16 February 2011 at the Wayback Machine at Australian Schools Rugby Union
  12. ^ Derriman P Why Bray's the man to tackle big games Sydney Morning Herald 30 July 2005
  13. ^ Tony "Fred" Ford Interview uploaded 12 May 2008, at Kelly's Kids
  14. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ Stunning Cricket Debut at NSW Education Dept, School Sports Unit, 2008
  16. ^ Wests Hall of Fame Archived 14 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  17. ^ Talbot, Don; Berry, Kevin; Heads, Ian (August 2003). "3". Talbot: Nothing But the Best. Lothian Books. ISBN 978-0-7344-0512-8.
  18. ^ Jack Pollard, Australian Rugby Union the Game and the Players, Angus & Robertson, 1984.
  19. ^ Death Of Vincent Patrick Durick, A Former Member Of The Legislative Assembly at NSW Legislative Assembly Hansard, 16 April 1996

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