Years 6-12 Music Carnival

Congratulations to all the acts in the 2020 Inter-house Music Carnival. A range of musical talents from students in Years 6-12 was on display. Thank you to adjudicator Ms Brooke Wilson who says she was very impressed with the performances. Congratulations Cardan on winning the 2020 carnival. The carnival began in 2012 as a way

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Year 5 Leaders 2020

Introducing our 2020 Year 5 Student Leadership team, made up of eighteen Ministers and six House Captains. The House Captains were elected by their peers, with students from Years 1-5 eager to have their say at the (authentic) ballot box after hearing the campaign speeches the day before. A record number of students stood for election this

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Incoming Principal

Welcome our new Principal – Mr Peter Coombs After an extensive executive search domestically and internationally by an Independent recruitment agency, and with assistance from AISWA in the selection process, Helena College Council is excited to welcome Mr Peter Coombs to the Helena community. The interview panel believes that Peter’s ...

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Student Council 2020

We are pleased to present our Year 12 Student Council with Head Students Matthew Hayden and Emilie Hillman. We are looking forward to their contribution to College life and congratulate them on their appointments. 2020 Student Council Head Students Matthew Hayden and Emilie Hillman Student Council Secretary Jordyn Hullett Environment ...

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NAPLAN 2019

We are pleased to announce that Helena students have exceeded the national results in every measure in the testing of Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in NAPLAN 2019. These outstanding results demonstrate the value for our students in the appropriately challenging nature of the inquiry-based International Baccalaureate programme, for students in ...

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Old Helenian at NASA

When Callan Cranenburgh graduated from Helena College in 2013, he had high goals. ‘Study Engineering Science at UWA and follow that with a Master of Professional Engineering’ reads his yearbook entry. Not only has the former Head Student reached those goals, he’s now doing what many aspire to, but few achieve – an internship with

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Engineering Winners

Congratulations to our Year 11 team on winning the Emerging Engineers Competition, a collaboration between UWA Girls in Engineering and Woodside OceanWorks. The competition offers the opportunity for all female high school students in Years 7-12 in the greater Perth area to research, design, and pitch a solution to a real-world ...

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State Winners

There was jubilation from students, staff and families when Helena College was announced as the WA State Winners in the national story dance competition, Wakakirri, at the Perth Concert Hall on Monday 2 September. Wakakirri is Australia’s biggest performing arts festival for schools, where the goal is to present a topic or issue in a

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Staff Award

Congratulations to Mr Bob Simpson on being recognised for his contribution to the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award over the past thirty years. In an official function at Government House, the West Australian Governor, the Hon. Kim Beazley presented Mr Simpson with a Long-Serving Volunteer Medal and Award Leader Recognition ...

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Student Employment

  Like most teenagers, many of our older students are either involved in or currently looking for part-time work. Helena College students are well-regarded in the workplace. A number of students were offered jobs after completing placements this term in Workplace Learning (Years 11-12) and Work Experience (Year 10). We regularly ...

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World famous astrophysicist visits

One of Australia’s leading scientists on black holes and cosmology visited the College this term and gave an amazing presentation to Year 11 and 12 students. The visit by astrophysicist Dr Brad Tucker was organised by the College’s Head of Science, Geoff Quinton, who is also President of the Australian Science Teachers ...

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Australian of the Year

It was an honour to hear joint Australian of the Year, Craig Challen speak at our whole school assembly in May.  Mr Challen was one of the divers involved in the successful rescue of 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Chiang Rai Province last year. The retired vet is

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