Our curriculum unites a challenging academic program with a comprehensive and balanced education across all disciplines. Students are encouraged by staff and by their peers to achieve to the best of their ability in all that they do. Success, in whatever field of endeavour, is recognised and applauded.
The Blackburn Extension and Enrichment Mathematics (BEEM) Program

BEEM aims to engage every Year 7 student with problem solving in Mathematics, extending their understanding of these concepts at a comfortable level. For a double period each timetable cycle, all the Year 7 classes are coordinated. During this double period, the students are arranged in ability groups and given a mathematical problem to solve, either individually or as a team.

In this way they develop their mathematical understanding and undertake deep learning in an engaging environment. Generally the group setting is determined by the students in consultation with their teachers and parents.

A typical exercise would be: Find the sum of all the numbers from 1 to 500 by looking for a pattern.

School for Student Leadership

Blackburn High School has been a long-time supporter of the Alpine School where Year 9 students, as an extension activity, have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills in an outdoor environment, living away from home for up to a term. In 2009, the Alpine School evolved into the multi-campus School for Student Leadership.

The School for Student Leadership is an initiative of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, offering a unique residential education experience for Year 9 students. The curriculum focuses on personal development and team learning projects sourced from students’ home regions. Our commitment to the School for Student Leadership has seen many of our students invited to participate in their programs.

Links: Alpine School Campus website | Gnuard-Gundidj Campus website
Victorian School of Languages

The Victorian School of Languages has a campus at Blackburn High School and offers Languages Other Than English classes at the school every Saturday morning. Many Blackburn High School students take advantage of this facility.

For more information, please contact The Victorian School of Languages at Blackburn High School by phone (03) 9840 0082 or email east1@vsl.vic.edu.au.

Link: Victorian School of Languages website