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Homebush Boys High School

Homebush Boys High School

Recte et Fortiter

Telephone02 9764 3611



In NSW high schools, languages is a key learning area.

Language study allows students to develop communication skills, learn about languages as systems and explore the relationship between language and culture. Students engage with the linguistic and cultural diversity of societies and reflect on their understanding of social interactions.

The study of a language is compulsory for 100 hours in one continuous school year from Year 7 to Year 10, but preferably in Years 7 or 8.

In Years 11 and 12, NSW schools offer a wide variety of languages, catering for beginning students to background speakers.

For all Languages other than English (LOTE) parents

Please feel free to contact me at school, if you have any queries and/or questions regarding your son’s language studies at HBHS. I will try to assist you in any way possible.  I am keen to have contact early in the year, to establish any concerns.

I look forward to a happy and productive 2015, a year full of growth for our LOTE students - growth both physically but also mentally as we endeavour to immerse them in the spoken and written language and the culture of our European and Asian languages.

Finally, a few inspirational quotes that define my goals for the LOTE faculty and its students in 2015.

  • Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.  Nelson Mandela.
  • I am not a teacher but an awakener. Robert Frost.
  • The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Plutarch.
  • The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle.

LOTE Teachers at Homebush Boys High School

  • A. Wang
  • K. Yu

Subjects currently taught

Year of study Subject
7 Italian
7 - 8 French
7 - 9 Chinese
10 - 12 Chinese
7 - 12 Korean
  Open High School Language Studies
  External Studies