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From the Principal, Peter Coombs
I am delighted to welcome you to the website of Helena College, a non-religious independent school for students from Kindergarten to Year 12 located in the Perth hills. Helena College is truly a school like no other and as Principal, I am proud to lead a learning community that strives to educate and inspire students to be the best they can be.
From the youngest students in our Early Childhood Centre to our seniors in their last year of secondary school, we provide a rigorous, developmentally appropriate learning programme with a focus on student -inquiry. By taking an active role in their own learning, our students develop a deep understanding of conceptual ideas as they acquire new knowledge and skills in line with the Western Australian curriculum. Led by a team of professional and dedicated teachers, our students learn to think creatively, reason critically, and communicate effectively as they prepare for a life and career beyond our school.
We also believe that educating students extends beyond the classroom and we provide a holistic learning programme which includes Outdoor Education camps, sports, arts, service, clubs and activities in order for students to develop the key cognitive, social and emotional skills they need to flourish and be active members of our community.
The sense of community is important to us here at the College and 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 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 either of our campuses that you will have a sense about what makes Helena College such a special place. This was certainly the case for me and I encourage any prospective families to contact our Registrar to arrange a tour. We look forward to welcoming you.
Peter Coombs, College Principal (K-12)