Epping Boys High School aims to engage all boys and build fine men
over the six years at the school. Students are provided with the opportunity to
achieve high academic outcomes and engage in a wide range of co-curricular
activities. All boys are encouraged to strive to achieve their highest
potential by participating in activities that foster their gifts and talents
and enhance a sense of responsibility. Epping Boys provides a strong academic
education, resulting in above state results in state-wide literacy and numeracy
assessments. The School Certificate and HSC results are consistently above the
state average in most subject areas. Many of our top students achieve very high
results in the HSC.
Over the next three years Epping Boys is implementing a “Boys to
Men” program that will engage boys in their learning and promote wellbeing.
Epping Boys accommodates a significant number of students from
overseas, including exchange students. It is well able to cope with students
from non-English-speaking backgrounds (NESB). Based on academic results at the
HSC, the school is recognised as one of the leading comprehensive boys’ high
schools in Sydney. It is in the top 200 schools list (125th in 2008).
Facilities: The school has a refurbished library, an assembly hall
(seating 600), a dedicated examination centre —- specially designed to
accommodate 200 desks and chairs; sports fields, basketball courts, tennis
courts and a gymnasium with a rock-climbing wall. The school has six computer
labs, as well as technology centres in art, science, history and social
sciences with smart boards, data projectors and a video-conferencing-connected
classroom. Internet and intranet access is available in every classroom through
the use of wireless technology.
Electives: The school has a particularly strong record in
Mathematics and Science. Extension 1 and 2 courses are offered in Mathematics.
Other Board courses include Extension English, Extension History, Visual Arts,
Visual Design, Music, Economics, Geography, Drama, Commerce, Computing Studies,
Business Studies, Legal Studies, Design and Technology, Photography, Technics,
PD/Health/PE, Sport/Leisure and Recreation, and SVET Construction and
Hospitality. Boys can access TVET courses, as well.
Sport: The school has a reputation for excellence in sport, offering
rugby, soccer, cricket, athletics, tennis, baseball, swimming, basketball,
volleyball, oztag, lawn bowls, table tennis and hockey. Epping Boys is a member
of the North West Metropolitan High School Sports Association. Epping Boys play
the above sports at a competitive level against the following schools on a
weekly basis: Ashfield BHS, Asquith BHS, Homebush BHS, Normanhurst BHS, North
Sydney BHS and Randwick BHS. Epping Boys High has been the champion zone school
seven times in the past 10 years. Leisure sports include golf, gym,
ice-skating, bushwalking, bush bike-riding, tenpin bowling and weight training.
Extracurricular activities: Include musical and choral ensembles,
drama productions; English, science, mathematics and social sciences
competitions; chess, debating, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, Enviro Team
and Christian groups.
Welfare and personal development: There is a prefect system and
Students’ Representative Council (SRC) to encourage maximum involvement of
students in decision-making. Peer mentoring links junior and senior students.
Special features: The school enjoys a high profile in music, with
students participating in the Schools Spectacular, City of Sydney Eisteddfod
and other outside events. During 2008, several musical highlights featured
throughout the year, the first being the musical production Jesus Christ
Superstar. Others were the annual music concert and several competitions where
ensembles performed with musical sophistication. Many music students belong to
various state ensembles such as the Millennium Marching Band, with some having
travelled to China for the Olympics in 2008. In 2009 the wind ensemble won the
Famous ex-students: Geoffrey Robertson, Jack Newton, John Abernethy,