Principal's Welcome

Peter Coombs, Principal

I am delighted to welcome you to Helena College, a non-religious, independent co-educational school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in the Perth Hills. Helena College is truly a school like no other. As Principal, I am proud to lead a learning community that strives to educate and inspire students to be their best.

From the youngest students in our Early Learning Centre to our seniors in their last year of secondary school, we provide a rigorous learning program which incorporates both inquiry-led and explicit teaching. By taking an active role in their own learning, our students develop a deep understanding of concepts and explore big ideas, as they acquire new knowledge and skills in line with the Western Australian curriculum. Led by a team of professional, dedicated teachers, our students learn to problem solve creatively, think critically, and communicate effectively, as they prepare for a life and a career beyond school.

We also believe that not all classrooms have walls. We provide a holistic learning program which includes camps, sports, arts, clubs and community projects, for students to develop the key cognitive, social and emotional skills they need to flourish and be active members of our broader community.

The sense of community is important to us. The feeling of being part of something permeates through the classrooms, playgrounds, performance areas and sports fields. The students across both campuses are happy, polite, confident and welcoming, which is a testament to a great school. Of course, parents are also an integral part of the College community and we welcome parent involvement in their child’s learning journey.

The education of our children is one of the most important decisions we make as parents, and while our website will provide you with lots of details about our school, it is really only once you have visited our campuses, that you will get a sense of what makes Helena College such a special place. This was certainly the case for me and I encourage any prospective families to contact our Enrolments Coordinator to arrange a tour. We look forward to welcoming you.

Peter Coombs, Principal