Friday, 29th January 2021 – Year 7 and Year 12 students return to school
Monday, 1st February 2021 – Year 8 to Year 11 students return to school
View our virtual school tour to learn more about our school and programs.
Senior Jazz Orchestra Represents Australia
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.
Construction Funding for the STEM Centre has been Approved
At this week’s School Council meeting, Mr. Paul Hamer, the State Member for Box Hill, announced the fantastic news that the Blackburn High School community will be receiving $9 million for the building phase of the proposed STEM Centre. Intense planning around the design with the architects has continued since May and this will be finalised by the end of the year with construction planned to begin in 2021.
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.