Balcatta SHS

Why Choose Balcatta SHS

We offer a welcoming and supportive school community and are committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.

We are a small, inclusive and friendly school with a mixture of experienced and graduate staff who are dedicated to student needs.

We have been selected by the Department of Education to offer a specialised Gifted and Talented Visual Art program at the school. This is available to students who are selected through a state-wide application process.

We offer other specialist programs which are endorsed by the Department of Education, including Dance.

We offer a Music program and Academic Extension program.

Our school has first class facilities which include:

  • a professional standard Drama theatre (with stage, lighting and sound equipment);
  • a well-resourced and extensive Library which is well-equipped with IT resources;
  • gymnasium; playing fields and 25 metre swimming pool; and
  • classrooms dedicated to specific learning areas, including:
    • Photography
    • Beauty studies
    • Woodwork
    • Foods
    • Computing

We provide many opportunities for learning activities, both in school and in the wider community, including the Civics & Citizenship Tour, World Challenge Expedition and a variety of camps and sporting activities.

We offer dedicated pastoral care through specialist support staff who are responsible for the well-being and progress of our students. Our Student Services team includes:

  • Student Services Manager
  • Year Co-ordinators
  • School Psychologist
  • Community Health Nurse
  • Chaplain

ATAR courses currently on offer for university entrance include:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Psychology
  • Modern History
  • Mathematics – Specialist, Applications and Methods
  • English
  • English as an Additional Language
  • Visual Art

We also provide a range of general courses, including:

  • Physical Education Studies
  • Dance
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Psychology

This diverse and comprehensive range of subjects caters for students’ future studies and aspirations.

A wide range of VET courses for vocational education and training includes:

  • Business
  • Hospitality
  • Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Creative Industry (Music Focus)
  • Retail Make-Up and Skin Care
  • Retail
  • Sport Coaching
  • Visual Arts (Photography Focus)

Our student population is multicultural and diverse with approximately 40 countries represented at the school.

Senior school students with a non-English speaking background are supported by an English as an Additional Language of Dialect specialist teacher.

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