The question about which school to choose to further your student’s education is a significant one. The fit has to be right for you and your student. The school has to meet your needs as a family and has to align closely with the values you support for your children. Helena College Senior School has been serving the needs of hills families since 1988 when it started with a few classrooms and just 27 students. I have long held the belief that the key elements of good schooling exist in meeting the PIES – the Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social growth of students. Good schools should meet the physical needs of the students by providing an environment which is conducive to learning and which challenges and supports each student. The intellectual growth of the student is the core business of schools and comes through programmes which inspire and engage students both independently and collectively. The emotional and social wellbeing of the student ensures they feel valued and safe and underpins their ability to engage with the curriculum. The staff at Helena strive on a daily basis to meet these four core tenants of education through genuine connections with students and their parents. In this prospectus we have used the terms – mind, body, spirit and community to reflect these four areas of personal development.
Helena College – the school of choice in the Perth hills.
Ian Lyons, College Principal
Phone 08 9298 9100 GLEN FORREST campus
From the Head of Junior School
Child wonder, initiative and effort are celebrated at the Darlington Campus (K-5) where a learning and teaching process is designed to support and guide students in their formative years of schooling. For the students, it is a time of discovery as they are taught across a range of subject areas and options, providing them with a diverse and rich early learning experience. While a balanced, comprehensive and holistic curriculum is offered in the college, we consider literacy, numeracy and positive learning habits to be the foundation stones of all learning. We encourage each student to strive to be the best they can be, by allowing students to engage in a wide range of quality education programmes and learning experiences which are committed to both whole person development and creative and adaptive thinkers, encompassed in a safe, supportive environment. Collaborative relationships lie at the heart of the College community with staff, students and parents living out the school motto, Bringing out the best together, to achieve the best possible educational experience for each student.
Greg Miller, Head of Junior School
Phone 9299 6626 DARLINGTON campus
The College offers two tours at each campus per term. The best way to find out more about the College is to book in for tour. We would love to welcome you to Helena, to our school. It’s a great school – a rare and special bushland place with space to take our students on a journey of personal and academic growth, discovery, knowledge, skills, curiosity and challenge. Our College community, however, must be experienced rather than described. Come and experience it for yourself.