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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Meeting the Premier

Year 8 Andrew Wallace and his brother Ben (Year 11) had a special meeting with the Premier in August. The meeting was organised by Member for Kalamunda, Matthew Hughes who invited both boys to the opening of his new office so they could meet Premier McGowan. The Premier had received an environmental report written by

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Recycling across the whole school

Year 5 Environment Ministers Maddie and Juliette have brought the Greenbatch recycling programme to the Junior School. They are collecting clean number 1 and number 2 plastic bottles which will be turned into 3D printing cartridges. There will be two bins outside the library for families and students to drop their clean bottles into and

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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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