Bushfire Preparedness

Bushfire Preparedness: School Closures This article provides important information from the Department of Education and the Department of Fire & Emergency services on school closures during periods when the fire danger rating has been ranked at ‘Catastrophic’.   Fire danger ratings and warnings are used in ...

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Celebrating excellence in French language education

  Helena College is delighted to confirm that Senior School French Teacher, Mme Béatrice Archambaud,  has been selected for the 2022 French teacher award – prof de l’année 2022 for the state of Western Australia. The award was launched in 2020 by the Federation of Associations of French Teachers in Australia ...

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Helena College wins National Award

Helena College has taken home the National Story Award for Excellence in Performing Arts and Raising Awareness of Mental Health for their performance ‘Game Changer’ as part of the 2022 National Wakakirri Story-Dance Festival. Wakakirri is Australia’s largest performing arts event for schools with over 180 taking part in ...

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Not all classrooms have walls

  Learning can take place anywhere. At Helena College, we believe that a quality education shows children how to become independent learners, able to drive their own growth and understanding, through inquiry, curiosity, and passion.  We are committed to the development of literacy, numeracy, and positive learning habits, to set ...

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Why reading aloud to your child matters

When children are very young, reading aloud becomes part and parcel of the life of parents. As children grow, and begin to read independently, it can take a backseat. However, experts are keen to encourage parents to continue to read aloud to their child throughout the school years – there is really no age cap

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Bringing science to life at home

  The focus of this year’s Science Week is glass – we’ve found this fabulous glass-themed edible science experiment for you to try at home! Ingredients: 2 cups white granulated sugar (450g) 1 cup of corn syrup (or liquid glucose) (300g) 1/2 to 1 cup water (125 to 250ml) pinch of cream of tartar (optional)

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Meet the Team: Warren Beckwith

We want our community to get to know our staff better, so we’ll be running a series of articles to introduce them. Our first profile is of Mathematics teacher, Warren Beckwith, from our Glen Forrest Campus.  Warren Beckwith has worked as a mathematics teacher since 1988, and at Helena College since 2003. Warren says his

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Wakakirri success in 2022

We are delighted to confirm that Helena College has once again been nominated for a National Award in the annual Wakakirri Story Dance competition, following our recent performance at the Perth Concert Hall.  This year, the our story dance explore the negative effects gaming and gaming addiction can have on the health and well-being ...

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Big Decisions

Many families with children in (or approaching) Year 10 find that one of the more talked about school topics is subject selection.  The transition from Year 10 into Years 11 and 12 is a crucial step.  Students, together with their families, need to make careful, informed course choices to ensure they achieve their WACE and

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Kids in the Kitchen

If you chat to any of the Year 5 students at Helena College, you will quickly discover that one of their favourite weekly activities is cooking.  The lessons, which take place in the Junior School’s specialist kitchen facilities, were introduced to the Year 5 program a few years ago and have been a sure fire

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Friend-raising and fundraising

A way forward for the Parents & Friends’ Associations The June P&F meeting was a milestone event for the Helena College community. Not only did it mark the COVID-delayed first meeting of the year, it marked the first step in the journey towards building the next iteration of the College’s vital parent network. It also

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A Cup of Kindness

Our  Year 11 and 12 ATAR Modern History students recently had the privilege of hearing from Holocaust survivor, Hetty Verolme. 92-year-old Hetty is a celebrated author and passionate advocate for ensuring young people learn from the tragedies of the past. She shared parts of her story from her time at the notorious Bergen-Belsen ...

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