Newsletter – Issue 2

I warmly welcome back the students, staff and parents from the nine weeks of lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic and congratulate all of our students for their effort and hard work throughout this period.

We still need to maintain our vigilance to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our school community, as directed by the Chief Health Officer and Education Department. Please continue to read the weekly Newsfeeds, as they contain important information and updates.

Newsletter – Issue 1

The Principal Team warmly welcomed the students, teachers and education support staff at the two school assemblies conducted on Thursday, 30th January. We have had a very positive and smooth start to the 2020 school year at Blackburn High School and acknowledge the students who have been fantastic during the mentor sessions, assemblies and classes.

BHS performs at Essentially Ellington, NY

In 2020, Jazz at Lincoln Center was set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the annual Essentially Ellington (EE) festival held in New York City. For the first time in history the renowned festival will instead be held virtually due to COVID-19. With EE going virtual this year, the lineup has expanded from the usual 18 US bands set to perform. This year, five international youth jazz bands from across the world were sent special invitations to perform at this year’s festival; one of them, the incredible Blackburn High School Big Band from Melbourne, Australia.