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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Playtime is more than just fun and games

When you reflect on your time in school, it is quite likely you will remember your friends and the games you played more than you would remember a particular lesson. And as a parent, you know that children seldom need a reason to go and play, and most play happens quite naturally.  But play is

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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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