Newsletter – Issue 7

The Blackburn High School Community congratulates the Year 12 Class of 2022 and recognises their significant milestone of completing 13 years of formal schooling.

On Monday 17 October, the students were formally recognised at a farewell breakfast and assembly. They were also acknowledged by all the students with an inspiring Guard of Honor. In the evening, over 400 people including the graduands, their families, and staff continued the celebrations at the Valedictory Dinner held at the Centre Ivanhoe. The STEM Centre is part of a rejuvenation plan of the learning and teaching spaces at Blackburn High School that commenced in 2019 with the construction of the Covered Outdoor Learning Area. The STEM Centre surpasses our expectations, not only in the quality of the finish but for its innovation and sense of space and light. The furniture and equipment are expected to arrive in the next few weeks.

Newsletter – Issue 6

We are very excited about the Blackburn High School STEM Centre nearing completion in November this year and waiting in anticipation to use these transformative specialist science and technology rooms.

Students have taken up the opportunity to book a tour of the STEM Centre this week, with the Principal Ms Joanna Alexander and the Science and STEM Leader Ms Emma Love. The tours have been booked out and the students are inspired by the outstanding learning spaces.

Newsletter – Issue 5

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.

Newsletter – Issue 4

This newsletter showcases and celebrates our wonderful Blackburn High School Community and encapsulates the outstanding school culture, the resilience of our students, and the commitment and dedication of our staff.
We are getting back to the ‘normal’ rhythm of school life with students preparing well for their classwork, examinations, SACS, and CATs. Participation in the interschool sporting program has been outstanding with most of our teams progressing to the next level.

Newsletter – Issue 3

We have had a very positive start to Term Two, with everyone returning re-energised from the Easter term break. The students and teachers who attended the Central Australia Camp were still buzzing from their incredible experiences and they will cherish these memories forever.

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.

Newsletter – Issue 2

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.

Newsletter – Issue 1

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.

Newsletter – Issue 8

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.

Newsletter – Issue 7

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.

Newsletter – Issue 6

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.