Class of 2021 achieve highest median ATAR

Helena College congratulates our ATAR students of 2021, who achieved a median ATAR of 82.2, a score above the Western Australian median of 81.75 and the College’s highest since ATAR reporting began in 2016. Thirty-seven or 84% of our students achieved an ATAR of 70 or above and 15 students, one third of the class,

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Helena features in national Wakakirri showcase

Helena College’s Wakakirri performance ‘Reef Rescue’ has been featured in the national 2021 Wakakirri Festival Live TV Showcase. With COVID-19 interrupting the 2020 competition, a massive 121 Story Dances were entered nationally in 2021. The Helena College team of 98 students from Years 3 to 6, received recognition ...

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Helena College adopts new learning goals

Helena College has adopted a new set of Learning Goals for all its students from Kindergarten to Year 12. These are the outcome of a year-long engagement process, and part of the first year of implementing the College’s current three-year Strategic Plan. They aim to inform a review of our teaching and learning practices. ...

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Senior French students shine in state exams

Congratulations to two of our senior French students who have been advised they will be awarded with prizes after the recently held state-wide Alliance Francaise examinations. Olivia Hanly was recognised with the Best Writing Award for a Year 12 student and Odette Leciezio in Year 11, placed second overall with her exam performance. ...

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Our Wakakirri Dance Team has made it to the finals

Performing recently at The Perth Concert Hall against a number of other local WA schools, the Helena College Wakakirri team, with 98 students from years 3 to 6, has been officially awarded with the ‘Outstanding Environmental Story Award’. This year’s theme ‘Reef Rescue’, tells the story of coral bleaching on our Coral Reefs. It conveys the

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Graduate chef returns to mentor Year 11s

2016 Helena College Graduate Denver Stevens, visited our Year 11 Food Technology students at the end of last Term, to cook up a hearty winter chicken dish in our commercial kitchen. Denver has been working in kitchens since he was 14 years old and is now one of 20 chefs at Wildflower – a fine dining, modern

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Year 10s tackle the Cape to Cape

As over 40 intrepid students accompanied by their teachers, headed south to tackle part of the scenic and challenging Cape to Cape walk in weeks four and five of this term, the sky began to darken, rapidly taking on the appearance of a Wagnerian opera. As bolts of lightning put on a spectacular show, the planned

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Wakakirri rehearsals underway for 2021 performance

Ninety-five of our students from Years 3 to 6 form the cast for this year’s Wakakirri performance team. Rehearsals for the 2021 event, to be held in Term 3 have already started with weekly get togethers after school at the Glen Forrest Campus gymnasium. Year 5 teacher and programme leader, Miss Adriana Martino said: “This

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Year 5 elections give students leadership experience

In the final week of Term One, our Year 5s prepared themselves for student elections after undertaking a unit of inquiry around Australian systems of government. Following an excursion to Parliament House and the WA Electoral Commission, and as the most senior students at Darlington Campus, they ran their own campaigns to elect House ...

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Kody produces one of the best Y12 films in WA

Helena graduate Kody Bacon, has produced one of the best short films made by a Year 12 ATAR student in WA, in 2020. Recently recognised by Australian Teachers of Media WA (ATOM WA), Kody not only shot and produced the film, as a general music student, he also developed the musical score and soundtrack. The five

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Andrew named Emerging Amateur Entomologist of the Year

Year nine student Andrew Wallace is the first recipient of the inaugural Emerging Amateur Entomologist award. Included as part of the Entomological Society of Victoria’s awards program for the first time in December 2020, the Emerging Amateur award recognises the significant contributions of young or recent members. Andrew has been a ...

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Vale David Harrison

It was with sadness that we learned recently of the passing of David Harrison, Principal of the Junior School from 1989 to 2006.  David was only 71. He is survived by his wife Elizabeth, their children Tim and Chris, and their families. David’s love of educating children and his caring approach will be remembered by his

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