Balcatta Senior High School, Balcatta

Name: Balcatta Senior High School
Type: Secondary School
Address: 31 Poincaire Street
Town: Balcatta
Postcode: 6021
State: Western Australia
Region West Coast
Phone: 08 9345 8200
Fax: 08 9349 9118
Email: Balcatta.SHS@det.wa.edu.au
Website: www.balcattashs.wa.edu.au
Pupils: 496

At Balcatta Senior High School we are committed to learning together in a safe community with pride and mutual respect to achieve excellence for all. We strive to help our students be the best people they can be.

Balcatta Senior High School is a multicultural learning community, highly regarded for its academic, sporting and artistic achievements. It stands above state average in school graduation and university entrance standards with graduating students regularly receiving Certificates of Excellence awarded by the Curriculum Council of Western Australia. The learning environment is vibrant and nurtures its students to excel in academic, sporting, cultural, community and leadership roles.

Balcatta Senior High School, situated in Perth's northern suburbs, is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in all learning areas. The school has a strong reputation for its Gifted and Talented Visual Arts and Gifted and Talented Dance programs which are part of the Department of Education's Gifted and Talented Education Program, an elite education curriculum which helps gifted and talented students to excel academically or in the Arts. Experienced professional dance and art tutors who have success in the community provide tuition in the program. Students are inspired by works from prominent Australian artists exhibited around the school and in the school's art gallery.

Learning technologies have become everyday teaching tools used by both teachers and students and continues to play an increasingly important role in all aspects of the school's learning and teaching programs. The school is well equipped with its network, including wireless access to the internet.

The school sits on 11 Hectares with playing fields and numerous sports facilities, including soccer, tennis, netball, basketball, cricket and football. It also has a swimming pool and gymnasium. Soccer is an extremely popular and successful program at the school. Teams regularly win the schools championship competition and receive widespread acclaim from the wider sporting community. 

 

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