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Homebush Boys High School

Homebush Boys High School

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Telephone02 9764 3611




English study is mandatory in NSW from Kindergarten to Year 12.

In English, students learn about the study and use of the English language in its various textual forms. These encompass spoken, written and visual texts through which meaning is shaped, conveyed, interpreted and reflected. Complexity increases as students progress through their schooling.

Developing proficiency in English enables students to take their place as confident communicators; critical and imaginative thinkers; lifelong learners; and informed, active participants in Australian society. Their understanding of English through knowledge and skills acquisition is essential to their intellectual, social and emotional development.

The study of English should develop a love of literature and learning and be challenging and enjoyable. It develops skills to enable students to experiment with ideas and expression, to become active, independent and lifelong learners, to work with each other and to reflect on their learning.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of English is mandatory. Courses offered include:

  • English Extension 2
  • English Extension 1
  • English Advanced
  • English Standard
  • English Studies
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D)
  • English Life Skills.

Homebush Boys High School teaches English in Years 7 through to 12. The English Faculty at Homebush Boys is a seminal part of a large and dynamic school. The teachers are both experienced and vibrant, seeking to maximise each student’s literacy skills in-order for each student to reach his potential. There are a team of teachers, not including EAL/D, who teach English and, as a team, we work together to constantly review the programs to cater for each student cohorts. As well, there is experience in teaching all facets of the curriculum including traditional literature, grammar, film, essay writing, drama, multimedia and ICT.

English Teachers at Homebush Boys High School

  • Ms G. Trimble (Head of Faculty)
  • Ms L. Brien
  • Ms J. Carrasco
  • Ms L. Eid
  • Ms S. Elkabbout (EaL/D)
  • Ms A. Karas (Teacher Librarian)
  • Ms M. Khan (Yr 11 YA)
  • Ms S. Kumaralingam (EaL/D, Assistant Yr 11 YA)
  • Ms C. Lea
  • Mr T. Lee
  • Ms G. Sahay
  • Ms M. Vellios

Subjects currently taught

Year of study  Subject
7 - 10 English
9 - 10 Drama
11 - 12 Senior Drama
11 - 12 English Studies
11 - 12 English Standard
11 - 12 English Advanced
11 - 12 Extension 1
11 - 12 Extension 2