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Student Life At Sydney Boys High School | High Schools Guide

In this article, we look at life at Sydney Boys High School. We give an overview of assessment schedules, co-curricular activities and some student experiences.

Wondering what student life at Sydney Boys High School is like? In this article, we discuss the extra-curricular activities, the assessment periods and what you can expect in a typical day at Sydney Boys.


Student life at Sydney Boys High School

Student life changes from school to school. To help you get a sense of what student life is like at Sydney Boys and inform your decision making we’ve put this guide together. In it, we discuss:


A typical day as a Sydney Boys student

George Ge, Matrix scholarship holder and Sydney Boys graduate, shares his normal routine on a school day:

I’m an avid sportsperson, having participated in swimming, table tennis, badminton, tennis, and fencing for extended periods of time.

  • I wake up every day at 6:30 am for either Mathematics Extension morning classes or my sport training sessions at school.
  • I then end most school days at 3:15 pm, arriving home at around 4:00 pm – unless I had a Matrix Lesson on that day.
  • On Tuesdays, I had my Matrix English Advanced lessons, on those days I would usually get home at around 8:30 pm. After dinner, it would be quite late, so I would only study for around an hour before packing up and getting ready for the next day. Because of the limited time after tutoring, I usually aimed to cover Tuesday’s work during the weekend and Monday.
  • Once at home, I study for two 45 minute sessions until dinner with a 10-minute break in between.
  • I  study whichever subject I had at school in those sessions.
  • After dinner, I have another 2-3 45 minute sessions with breaks and finish at around 10-10:30 pm.
  • I then wash up and go to bed.
  • I aim for 8 hours of sleep.


Assessment periods

You can find all of the assessment periods for Sydney Boys on their calendar, here.

Junior School

Year Half-yearlies Yearlies
7  Week 4 of Term 2  Week 3 of Term 4
8  Week 2 of Term 2  Week 5 of Term 4
9 Week 1 of Term 2  Week 2 of Term 4
10 Week 7 of Term 2  Week 6  of Term 4

 Senior School

Year Half-yearlies Yearlies
11  Week 6 of Term 2  Week 8 of Term 3
12  Week 8 of Term 2  HSC Trials
are held in August


Co-curricular activities

Schools are about more than just academic results, and Sydney Boys High School presents many opportunities for you to develop and explore your interests outside of or complementary to academic work.

Summer Sport Winter Sport Leadership and Service Creative Arts Clubs Public Speaking
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Rifle shooting
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water polo
  • Athletics
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Soccer
  • Rifle shooting
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Army Cadets
  • Prefects (senior leaders)
  • Bands and ensembles
  • School musical
  • Social Justice Society
  • People and Animal Welfare Society
  • Chess Club
  • Public speaking competitions
  • Debating



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