Blackburn High Schools’ Senior Jazz Orchestra will join jazz supremo Wynton Marsalis when they become the first band in the southern hemisphere to participate at this year’s Essentially Ellington competition in New York City.
The most prestigious event of its type in the world, Essentially Ellington is celebrating its 25th anniversary and would normally be staged live at Lincoln Centre, but has taken the opportunity to move to an online festival during COVID.
Year 7 Transition
Our 2021 Transition Booklet provides Parents and Students with an overview of our school structures, learning programs and general information to help answer any questions you may have as you Transition into Blackburn High School. We hope that you find this a useful resource.
Deep Blue Ocean, Science Talent Search 2020
This project aims to encourage an interest in science and STEM among our younger people to become fascinated by our planet’s oceans, which cover two-thirds of its surface and help control its weather systems and the make-up of the atmosphere.
STEM Centre funding for Blackburn High School
Fantastic news for our school community. We have approval for the initial funding of a Blackburn High School STEM Centre of Excellence. This funding was part of the Andrew’s Governments 1.1billion dollar building initiative for schools that was announced recently.
Image: Mr Paul Hamer MP with student leaders in 2019. Photo from Paul Hamer archives.
Our school motto Ad Lucem Crescimus – Growing towards the light, is central to our core values. Our purpose is to engage the school community in a positive culture that embraces team work, innovation and excellence.
We empower our students to be active learners by developing their capacity to take control of their own learning, whether working independently or with others.
Our culture of high expectations encourages all students to be optimistic, creative problem solvers who embrace challenges and use these experiences to persevere, learn and thrive.
Blackburn High School aims to create a dynamic and inclusive community where all students grow together to become successful learners, confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens.
Our students demonstrate a strong commitment to learning, good manners, and community awareness. But it is the values of good humour, caring for each other and fostering a spirit of tolerance that makes Blackburn High School a particularly special place to be.