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Helena College


Junior School - Ryecroft Road DARLINGTON WA 6070 Senior School - Bilgoman Road

GLEN FORREST WA6071

Tel: 08 9298 9100

Fax: 08 9298 8616

Email: helena@helena.wa.edu.au

Website: www.helenacollege.wa.edu.au

Key Details

Type: Independent

Level: Combined

Gender: Coed

Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

Aims of Helena College

The guiding philosophy of the College is of ‘whole person development’ while encouraging the pursuit of excellence. The College’s educational programs are designed to develop latent talents and skills so that each student can perform to her/his capacity. The College seeks to develop students who are: * Caring community-minded individuals* Prepared academically and psychologically for the next step in their vocation* Ready to accept challenges and with a positive attitude to learning Self-disciplined and responsible for their own learning* Strong in self-esteem* Independent thinkers and articulate speakers* Equipped to approach ethical issues using Christian values* Self-motivated (not just motivated by competition or reward)* Whilst scholastic achievement remains central to the College’s objectives students’ cultural social moral and physical development are regarded as important and seen as fundamental in all learning experiences.

Junior School Campus

The Junior School is a small single stream community school located in Darlington and set in tranquil wooded surroundings overlooking hills valleys and in the distance the city of Perth. The College community is proud of the campus which is in harmony with the surrounding bushland. The Junior School has a number of specialised rooms for pottery indonesian and computing as well as a library and a gymnasium which is used for assemblies music lessons ballet options and gross motor activities. The grounds include an adventure playground sporting and play facilities. Currently there is a construction program underway for a new administration building arts centre and extensions to the current gymnasium. These facilities will be completed for use during Semester Two.

Senior School

The Senior School campus is located on an 8. 3 hectare site in Glen Forrest. The campus was established in 1988 and is very much in harmony with the surrounding bushland the flora and fauna. Sporting facilities include a sporting and recreation complex. The performing arts centre provides a cultural venue for the College and the surrounding hills community. A purpose-built media centre provides the opportunity for students to develop practical skills in radio television film and video production. The library is a student hub for on-line learning research reading and recreation. Currently the College is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for Years 7-10.

The Camps Program

The Helena College camps program provides an extensive range of experiences – from visits and sleepovers for Junior Primary classes through to major expeditions and adventure challenge camps at the Senior School. See College website for a detailed overview of the program.

The 1-to-1 Laptop Program

The Senior School has a 1-to-1 laptop program. With every student from Years 7- 12 having an Apple laptop students are able to take advantage of the many high-quality interactive learning resources which are now available. In addition research skills are well-developed and many of our students produce multimedia presentations of outstanding quality.

Tours of the College

We welcome you to visit the College and see the school in action before registering your son or daughter. Tours of the Junior and Senior Schools are conducted twice each term. Tours offer prospective parents the opportunity to view the school in action on a normal school day. Contact the College Registrars at each school to enquire about current vacancies and to obtain an indication of future enrolment prospects in the required year level. Junior School - Glenda Tarozzi admissions Officer (08) 9299 6626 e-mail helena.js@helena.wa.edu  . auSenior School - Anne Kinsella college Registrar (08) 9298 9100

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Vision

To provide innovative educational programs of study and extra-curricular activities which empower individuals to accept challenges extend personal boundaries and be active contributors to society.

Mission

We seek to nurture individuality and self-worth in all members of our community while providing opportunities to strive for personal excellence develop resiliency and demonstrate initiative.

Values

All members of the Helena College community are guided by these values:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Honesty
  • Understanding
  • Tolerance
  • Inclusion
  • Personal excellence
  • Freedom


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