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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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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