NAPLAN Success

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 ...

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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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Year 6 Camp Challenge

Early in Term One, the Year 6s enjoyed two nights at Woodman Point on their Camp Challenge. Encouraged by staff and new-found friends, students ascended artificial walls, traversed – at high speed – along the 100m flying fox cable, tested their aim and patience at archery and teamed up to locate hidden items spread over ...

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Student Council

The 2019 Student Council is working hard to promote the ‘Have a go’ attitude that underpins their theme and their goals for the year. The new Head Students explained their choice at the first assembly for 2019. This year, we agreed we wanted to promote participation, teamwork, inclusivity, risk-taking and a ‘Have a go’ attitude […]

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IB Develops Soft Skills

As Deputy Principal of Curriculum at Helena College, with 35 years of experience in teaching, I am constantly reminded that this is a unique profession in which the job is never finished.  Teachers are always striving to ‘value add’ to student learning and achievement. Raising student achievement was one of the key drivers for Helena ...

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Opti-MINDS State Winners

Year 9 students from Helena College will represent WA in the National Finals of Opt-MINDS. The team won the state finals in the Science Engineering category for their age group. Our Year 8 team won Honours in the same division. The latest achievements are a continuation of the College’s success in Opti-MINDS. In 2015, our […]

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