What a great evening of entertainment it was when James Morrison and Blackburn High Schools ensemble took to the stage on Thursday night! After two days of workshops and rehearsals with one of the world’s great musicians, groups including the Intermediate Concert Band, Clarinet Ensemble, Senior Jazz Orchestra, Thursday Big Blow, IBB and the specially formed Studio Orchestra presented a program of jazz and classical music that had the audience captivated from start to finish.
The First Robotics Competition is a highly acclaimed national event and this year it is being held at Blackburn High School. It will formally begin tomorrow, Saturday 2 July and conclude on Sunday 3 July.
In addition, we are very proud of the Dunlop student leaders who ably led the Anzac Day commemorations at the whole school assembly in the first week back.
Our school motto Ad Lucem Crescimus “Growing towards the light” connects strongly to the school value of Pursuit of Excellence. At last week’s whole school assembly, we celebrated the achievements and efforts of our students who reached their personal best in a range of areas: academic, science, STEM, music, sport, and the arts.
We were very pleased to formally congratulate the 2021 School Dux, Ms. Talia Langton, and also welcomed her family.
We celebrated the inaugural Robotics Team who competed and won an award at the recent National Robotics competition held at Blackburn High School.
Congratulations and well done to our students and staff for completing 10 weeks onsite, following the previous two years of COVID interruptions and challenges. Students have continued to positively reconnect with each other and build their confidence throughout this term. We are getting back to a normal rhythm of school life with students eagerly involved in their learning and in the extensive co-curricular opportunities that we offer.
Welcome Back. We have had a wonderful start to the new school year and are hoping that there is more certainty for the students, staff, and families during this third year of living with COVID. There was a real sense of excitement when the Year 7 and 12 students returned on Monday, 31st January and the other year levels on Tuesday, 1st February. The State Government has extended the availability of the Rapid Antigen Tests to students and staff for the remainder of Term 1 and they have doubled the number of air purifiers in schools to keep protecting students and staff.
Congratulations to all members of the Blackburn High School community following a second year of successfully navigating through the COVID lockdowns which have brought significant challenges at a local, national and global level. We achieved a lot as a school community and seized on the opportunities in November and December, to conduct a range of activities including: the Year 6 transition workshops, Year 9 City Experience Camp, Year 10 Sailing Camp, Big Day In, Presentation Awards Day and the Year 12 Graduation Celebration.
On behalf of the Blackburn High School community, congratulations and well done to the Year 12 graduating class of 2021 and all the best during the examination period. We are very proud of your fantastic achievement and thank you for enriching our school community over the past 6 years. I know that Mr Vezey, who sadly passed away earlier this year, would be very proud of you too.
We are continually taken aback by the resilience and commitment of our entire school community during another term of disrupted learning.
In response to the ongoing lockdown, students in Years 7-10 moved to a model of checking in more regularly with their teachers during scheduled lessons, which has proven a successful necessity as remote learning continued all the way to the end of Term 3.